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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Hawaii Resident Sticker Price
$23,286
In State Costs for Honolulu Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,144
Books and Supplies$1,058
Other Fees$30
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,302
Other Expenses Budget$3,752
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$28,422
Out of State Costs for Honolulu Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,280
Books and Supplies$1,058
Other Fees$30
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,302
Other Expenses Budget$3,752

Residents of Hawaii pay an annual total price of $23,286 to attend Honolulu Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,144 for tuition, $1,058 for books and supplies and $30 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $28,422 which is 22.1% higher than Hawaii residents. The tuition charge is $8,280 while books and supplies are $1,058 and other fees come in at $30.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Honolulu Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$8,796
Net Price by Income Honolulu Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,601
$30,001 to $48,000$8,398
$48,001 to $75,000$9,300
$75,001 to $110,000$12,890
$110,000+n/a

The average reported annual net price for Honolulu Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,796 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

55% of full-time undergrad Honolulu Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,740 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 4% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,101.

Finanical Aid Honolulu Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,740 55%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,352 26%
Pell Grants $4,378 48%
Other Federal Grants $870 4%
State and Local Grants $1,146 11%
Federal Student Loans $5,101 4%
Other Student Loans $11,250 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Honolulu Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $7,574. The loan balance of $7,574 is a two year multiple of the $3,787 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $72 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $7,574
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $72.26
Total Interest Paid $1,097.72
Sum of All Loan Payments $8,671.72

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$46,572
Year Hawaii Residents Non Residents
1 $23,286 $28,422
2 $23,980 $29,270

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Honolulu Community College to be $46,572 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Honolulu Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Hawaii Residents $131 $393 $524
Out of State Residents $345 $1,035 $1,380

Estimated cost for a class at Honolulu Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Honolulu Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Honolulu Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141680 IPEDS survey data for Honolulu Community College.