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Cost of College

The community colleges of the University of Hawai'i system are publicly supported institutions, which means that tuition and fees are generally lower in comparison to many other colleges and universities. Many students also find they are eligible for federal and state grants, loans, and many other forms of financial aid. There is a financial aid office located on every campus with advisors ready to help you apply for financial aid and scholarships.

UHCC utilizes standard budgets, which are updated annually by the University of Hawai'i's Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The budgets are a reflection of the changes in national cost of living figures and local community costs. The cost of education includes more than the items the student pays to the institution.


Cost of Education
— Expected Family Contribution*
Demonstrated Financial Need

*calculated by the Federal Processor

By law, federal aid recipients cannot receive more than their Demonstrated Financial Need. The Expected Family Contribution is based on information you provided on the financial aid application.

The table below is based on full-time (12 credits) enrollment for 9 months (two semesters) during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Allowances Living with Parents Living in Apartment
(not with relatives)
Tuition $2,544 ($7,296) $2,544 ($7,296)
Fees $55* $55*
Books/Supplies $976 $976
Transportation $670 $670
Room $1,450 $7,272
Board $2,232 $4,340
Personal Costs $1,394 $1,628
Total Costs $9,321 ($14,073) $17,485 ($22,237)

*Varies from campus to campus. Check with your college admissions and records office (non-residents cost in parenthesis).

2013-2014 Academic Year:
Residents pay only $106 per credit hour.
Non-residents tuition start at $304 per credit hour.

Related Links:

UH System Tuition & Fee Schedule

Net Price Calculator




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