How much does it cost to attend?

In State Hawaii Resident Sticker Price
$20,530
In State Costs for University of Hawaii at Hilo
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,272
Books and Supplies$1,040
Other Fees$448
Room and Board $8,248
Other Expenses Budget$3,522
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$33,490
Out of State Costs for University of Hawaii at Hilo
Fee Cost
Tuition$20,232
Books and Supplies$1,040
Other Fees$448
Room and Board $8,248
Other Expenses Budget$3,522

Residents of Hawaii pay an annual total price of $20,530 to attend University of Hawaii at Hilo on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,272 for tuition, $8,248 room and board, $1,040 for books and supplies and $448 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $33,490 which is 63.1% higher than Hawaii residents. The tuition charge is $20,232 while room and board is $8,248, books and supplies are $1,040 and other fees come in at $448.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 University of Hawaii at Hilo when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$13,825
Net Price by Income University of Hawaii at Hilo
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,202
$30,001 to $48,000$13,098
$48,001 to $75,000$14,084
$75,001 to $110,000$18,260
$110,000+$19,236

The average reported annual net price for University of Hawaii at Hilo for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,825 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid University of Hawaii at Hilo
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $6,976 73%
Pell Grant $4,397 49%
Federal Student Loan $4,619 37%

The average reported annual net price for University of Hawaii at Hilo for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,825 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Hawaii at Hilo, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $32,316. The loan balance of $32,316 is a four year multiple of the $8,079 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 $335 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $32,316
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $335.37
Total Interest Paid $7,928.38
Sum of All Loan Payments $40,244.38

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$82,120
Year Hawaii Residents Non Residents
1 $20,530 $33,490
2 $21,502 $35,076
3 $22,520 $36,736
4 $23,586 $38,476

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Hawaii at Hilo to be $82,120 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Hawaii at Hilo
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Hawaii Residents $303 $909 $1,212
Out of State Residents $843 $2,529 $3,372

Estimated cost for a class at University of Hawaii at Hilo 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 University of Hawaii at Hilo versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Hawaii at Hilo 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=141565 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii at Hilo.