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University of Hawaii at Hilo Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,398 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,192 tuition
$7,616 on campus room & board
$1,246 books and supplies
$344 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$27,158 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,952 tuition
$7,616 on campus room & board
$1,246 books and supplies
$344 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,234 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($4,365 avg)
13% get state aid ($2,022 avg)
52% get institn'l aid ($3,234 avg)
49% get loans ($6,216 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.49% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.83% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,568 70%
Federal Grant Aid $4,365 45%
Pell Grants $4,315 45%
Other Federal Grants $2,000 1%
Institution Grant Aid $3,234 52%
State Grant Aid $2,022 13%
Student Loans $6,216 49%
Federal Loans $5,247 48%
Other Loans $10,566 5%

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) 932-7799
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $258
Out of State $748


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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