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University of Hawaii at Hilo Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,734 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,880 tuition
$7,338 on campus room & board
$1,212 books
$304 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$26,326 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,472 tuition
$7,338 on campus room & board
$1,212 books
$304 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,993 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($4,384 avg)
11% get state aid ($2,154 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($2,993 avg)
50% get loans ($6,679 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.20% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.36% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$1,450,032
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,254 60%
Federal Grant Aid $4,384 40%
Pell Grants $4,315 40%
Other Federal Grants $1,794 2%
Institution Grant Aid $2,993 39%
State Grant Aid $2,154 11%
Student Loans $6,679 50%
Federal Loans $6,158 49%
Other Loans $7,783 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of Hawaii at Hilo offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
200 W Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
(808) 974-7311
http://www.hilo.hawaii.edu/financialaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $245
Out of State $728

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • CONNOR from SAN MATEO, CA
  • Feb-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The biggest expense is travelling home and back. But if you plan well ahead, and you watch your 'pennies' , you will be ok. There are no prima donnas here, and everyone is very kind.

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  • 5
  • A freshmen from Hilo, HI
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm guessing this section is about on campus jobs, there are many con campus jobs and you can go to the campus career center is ask for help when applying for these jobs or to just find out more information.

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  • 5
  • Tiffany from Ridgefield, WA
  • Jun-25-2013 I am a current student here

    For experience with cultures -both national and international- its wonderful! If you're looking for a chance to learn in paradise it's way less expensive than any vacation- especially for the length of time you're here! Is it a super tough school where you're locked in your room studying? You know, part of that can be your major, part time management. I personally don't think so, but I'm very careful with my time.

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  • 4
  • John from Hilo, HI
  • May-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Textbooks are a little steeply priced, but that's what Amazon is for. Just be sure you order your textbooks far enough in advance to give them time to ship over to the island. In state tuition is the cheapest I've ever seen, and out of state tuition isn't much worse. Also, UH Hilo offers a number of scholarships, and federal work study positions to students taking at least 6 credits.

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  • 5
  • Curtis from Hilo, HI
  • Feb-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Tuition is much cheaper than most public universities and the classes are smaller. It's like paying public school tuition for a private school education.

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