Tuition, Fees, and Expenses
Student Services 105
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7554
Fax: (808) 956-2098
Tuition and fees are charged according to the number of credit hours carried by the student. For regular and summer session tuition schedules refer to the following page. Auditors (those enrolled in a course for no credit) must pay the same tuition and fees as students enrolled for credit. For tuition purposes only, a full-time student is any student enrolled for 12 or more credit hours.
The tuition to be charged is determined by the degree status of the student and not by the level of the courses taken. For example, students who have earned a baccalaureate degree will be charged graduate tuition, except for students admitted for a second baccalaureate degree. Students admitted to the law or medical school will be charged the stated tuition for that school.
Medical, law, or graduate nursing students concurrently enrolled in the Graduate Division must pay the stated tuition for the medical school, law school, or nursing college.
All tuition and fee charges at the University of Hawai'i campuses are subject to change in accordance with requirements of state law and/or action by the Board of Regents or the University administration.
Partial Advance Tuition Payment
All new, transfer, and returning classified students are required to make a partial advance tuition payment of $60. All new medical and law students are required to make a partial advance tuition payment of $250. Scholarship/fellowship recipients are not exempt from this payment, if applicable. This partial advance tuition payment is applied at registration time toward tuition for that semester. The payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable if the student does not register (except when the student is denied further registration by the University). Continuing classified students are not required to make the partial advance tuition payment.
Additional Fees and Expenses
Caps and Gowns. Caps, gowns, and master's and doctoral hoods are required for participation in commencement ceremonies. Caps and gowns are available for purchase from the University Bookstore.
Outreach College Fees.
Students registered in courses offered by Outreach College pay fees as indicated in the bulletin of that division. For information, contact Outreach College at (808) 956-8400.
Credit by Examination.
A $15-per-course fee is assessed at the time of application.
Diplomas and Certificates.
A charge of $15, payable at time of application, is assessed for each bachelor's degree, advanced degree, and professional certification.
Late Registration Fee.
A $50 late registration fee is assessed when a student registers during the late registration period.
Replacement of Laboratory Equipment.
For broken or lost items, the cost of replacement is assessed.
Returned Checks. Any check tendered to the University or any department and returned for any cause is assessed a $15 charge and applicable interest.
A fee of $10 is assessed.
Transcripts. Student transcripts cost $3 per
Payment of Tuition and Fees
All tuition and fees must be paid before registration or change of registration is official. Full payment for tuition and fees must be made by the end of the second week of instruction.
Students who have not met their financial obligations (traffic fines, library fines, locker fees, lab breakage charges, transcript fees, loans, rental contracts, etc.) to the satisfaction of the University may be denied a variety of enrollment services including registration, withdrawal, and transcripts. Notation of the financial obligation may appear on transcripts.
Copies of the delinquent financial obligations policy and procedures are available for inspection at the Office of the Dean of Student Services and the Manoa campus Cashier's Office.
Refunds of Tuition and Fees
Tuition and special course fees are refunded as indicated below:
1. A 100 percent refund for complete withdrawal only if made within the first two weeks of instruction.
2. An 80 percent refund for a drop in credit hours (change in status or tuition rate) if made within the first two weeks
of instruction, unless otherwise stipulated by federal
3. A 40 percent refund for complete withdrawal or drop in credit hours (change in status or tuition rate) if made within the third and fourth weeks of instruction, unless otherwise stipulated by federal regulations.
4. No refunds are made after the fourth week of instruction, unless otherwise stipulated by federal regulations.
Penalties apply even if payment for tuition and fees has not been made at the time registration status is changed.
Student activity fees are refundable only before the first day of instruction or if a complete withdrawal is made within the first two weeks of instruction.
After students have secured all required approvals, the withdrawal or change in registration must be processed according to instructions in the Schedule of Classes. In no case shall a refund be made when a student fails to follow these instructions within two weeks of the date of change in registration (e.g., withdrawal, change in status, or change in tuition rate).
Refunds will be made by the University Cashier's Office after the procedures for complete withdrawal from the University have been followed. See the "Undergraduate Education" and "Graduate Education" sections of this Catalog.
Federal regulations mandate a refund policy for all students who are receiving federal financial aid and who process a complete withdrawal before 60% of the semester has elapsed. A detailed refund policy is available from the Financial Aid Services Office.
See Outreach College Summer Session catalog for Outreach College Summer Session refunds.
Residency for Tuition Purposes
Students who do not qualify on the first day of instruction as bona fide residents of the state of Hawai'i, according to the University of Hawai'i rules and regulations, must pay the nonresident tuition. An official determination of residency status will be made at the time of application. Applicants may be required to provide documentation to verify residency status. Once classified as a nonresident, students continue to be so classified during their enrollment at the University until they can present satisfactory evidence to the residency officer that proves otherwise. For definition of Hawai'i residency for tuition purposes, statutory exemptions, etc., refer to the "Appendix."