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Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Regular Tuition Schedule 2017-2018

Additional Fees and Expenses

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Financial Obligations

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

Residency for Tuition Purposes

WICHE Programs





Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

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 UH Manoa Bookstore.

Outreach College Fees

Students registered in courses offered by Outreach College pay additional tuition and fees. For information, see their website at or contact Outreach College at

Credit by Examination

A $15-per-course fee is assessed at the time of application.

Diplomas and Certificates

A charge of $30, payable at time of application, is assessed for each bachelor's degree, advanced degree, and professional certification.

Late Registration Fee

A $30 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

Payments tendered to UH Manoa or any department there-in, and returned from the maker’s bank for any reason (e.g., insufficient funds, closed bank account, incorrect bank information) will result in a $25 charge and a hold will be placed on your account. DO NOT place a STOP PAYMENT on checks. A stop payment on a check is considered a returned check and is not acknowledged as an official drop from courses or withdrawal from UH Manoa. The university reserves the right to no longer accept check payments for a student account that has had three (3) or more checks returned for any reason.

Special Examination

Various fees are assessed. Refer to Testing Office at

Student Transcripts

Regular processing is $5 per copy, and rush processing is $15 per copy.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Full payment for tuition and fees must be made or be enrolled in the MyUH installment payment plan by the end of the 10th calendar day of the semester. You are responsible for payment of tuition and fees incurred because of registration.

UH Manoa offers a 4 month, 3 month, or 2 month installment payment plan for the fall and spring terms only. The non-refundable enrollment fee is $30 per student per semester per plan to participate. Detailed information is available at

All checks or money orders should be made payable to University of Hawai‘i for the exact amount due. The student’s UH number should be written on the memo section (bottom left) of the check. Students who have their tuition being paid by a third party sponsoring agency (e.g., World Health Organization, East-West Center, Alu Like, Vocational Rehabilitation, U.S. Armed Forces Branch, State of Hawai‘i Department of Education, etc.), must submit their letters of financial guarantee, purchase orders, or authorization letters from their sponsor to the UH Manoa Cashier’s Office by the payment deadline. University grants and scholarships will be posted to the student's account.

Financial Obligations

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 UH Manoa may be denied a variety of enrollment services including registration, withdrawal, and transcripts. Notation of the financial obligation may appear on transcripts.

Enrollment at UH Manoa signifies consent to, and acceptance of all policies and procedures governing enrollment, including financial liability. If student’s third party sponsoring agency does not make payment for any reason after being billed by the university, the student will be responsible for paying any unpaid balances. Students who fail to remit payment when due, agree to pay UH Manoa all reasonable costs for collection, to include collection agency, attorney’s, and court fees.

Copies of the delinquent financial obligations policy and procedures are available for inspection at the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Students and the UH Manoa Cashier’s Office.

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