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Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Regular Tuition Schedule 2018-2019

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

Cashier’s Office
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 105
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822-2222
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, Outreach College Continuing Education, 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 regular 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, graduate nursing, or graduate business students concurrently enrolled in Graduate Division must pay the stated tuition for the medical school, law school, nursing school, or business college.

All tuition and fee charges at the UH campuses are subject to change in accordance with requirements of state law and/or action by the Board of Regents or the UH administration.

Tuition Deposit

All new, transfer, and returning classified undergraduate students are required to make a tuition deposit of $200. All new medical students are required to make a tuition deposit of $100. All new law students are required to make a partial advance tuition payment of $250. Scholarship/fellowship recipients are not exempt from this deposit, if applicable. This tuition deposit 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 UH Manoa). Continuing classified students are not required to make the tuition deposit.

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 will be attempted twice before being 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.

To pay by MasterCard, VISA or any credit card accepted by the Discover Network such as Discover, Diners, and JCB, pinless debit card or web check (checking or savings account) log on to MyUH. Please allow six business days for the pre-note verification process before web check will be activated for payment.

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.

International students may originate tuition payments from a bank in their home country. Payments must be for the exact amount owed and can be checked by logging on to their MyUH account before making payment. Go to to create a new account or login to an existing account. Flywire payments must be completed and processed by the bank no later than five (5) business days before the payment deadline.

The University of Hawai‘i does not accept wire transfers or e-mail payments from individual students.

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.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees


Regular Tuition and Fees

Tuition and special course fees are refunded as indicated:

  • A 100 percent refund of tuition for complete withdrawal or decrease in credits made on or before the 9th calendar day of the semester, unless otherwise stipulated by federal regulations.
  • A 50 percent refund of tuition for complete withdrawal or decrease in credits made by the 20th calendar day of the semester, unless otherwise stipulated by federal regulations.
  • No refunds of tuition for complete withdrawal or decrease in credits after the 20th calendar day of the semester (start of the 4th week of instruction), unless otherwise stipulated by federal regulations.

Student activity fees are only refundable before the first day of instruction, or if you completely withdraw from all UH campuses during the 100 percent period.

Penalties apply even if payment for tuition and fees has not been made at the time registration status is changed.

After students have secured all required approvals, the withdrawal or change in registration must be processed according to instructions in the online Guide to Registration at 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 are made by the UH Manoa Cashier’s Office after the procedures for complete withdrawal from UH Manoa have been followed. See the “Undergraduate Education” and “Graduate Division” 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 at

UH Manoa offers students the option to have refunds direct deposited into a bank account. View information on eRefunds at Please allow six business days for the pre-note verification process before eRefund will be activated.

If you paid by credit card within the past 90 days, your credit card may be credited the refund amount in the last order of credit card used. This does not apply to financial aid recipients. For credit card payments older than 90 days, your refund will be deposited directly into your designated eRefund account or mailed to your current mailing address on file at UH Manoa.

If you paid by cash or check, your refund will be deposited directly into your designated eRefund account or mailed to your current address on file at UH Manoa. Students should verify each semester their bank information and update their mailing address and permanent address, as all refund checks will be mailed to their address in the following priority: 1) Mailing Address, and 2) Permanent Address (if mailing address is null or expired). Mailing address corrections can be made online through MyUH, and permanent address corrections made by mailing the Student Data Change Form at or completing it in-person at the Office of the Registrar, Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 010 (ground floor).

Outreach College Extension and Summer Sessions Tuition and Fees

See the Outreach College website at for refund information.

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 for tuition purposes pay the nonresident tuition. An official determination of residency status is 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 UH Manoa until they present satisfactory evidence to the residency officer that proves residency. For definition of Hawai‘i residency for tuition purposes, statutory exemptions, etc., refer to the “Campus Policies” section.

WICHE Programs


Bachman Annex 9-6
2444 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-6625

UH Manoa participates in three student programs of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, a limited number of students from participating states who are not residents of Hawai‘i may enroll at UH Manoa in designated programs at a 150% resident tuition (plus other fees that are paid by all students). Eligible states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. WUE students do not pay the higher charge for nonresident tuition. (Hawai‘i residents may enroll under the same terms in designated institutions and programs in other participating states.); for more information, visit

The John A. Burns School of Medicine participates in the WICHE-administered Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP). PSEP allows legal residents of the states of Montana, Wyoming, and the CNMI (states without a public medical school) to enjoy Hawai‘i-resident status for admission and tuition purposes at UH Manoa. Students who receive certification from their home states receive preferential admission consideration and, if accepted, are charged Hawai‘i-resident tuition rates. To be certified for PSEP, students must apply to the WICHE certifying officer in their home state before October 15 the year prior to admission. State eligibility requirements vary, and the number of students funded by each state depends upon appropriations by the state’s legislature. For addresses of state certifying officers, visit

UH Manoa also participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program. Under this arrangement, legal residents of the other WICHE member states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, MP, GU, ID, MT, ND, NV, NM, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) will be charged resident tuition if they are exceptional candidates for admission in specific graduate programs. For detailed information, see the eligible field of study listings with the Graduate Division at or visit