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Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, HI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

Hawaii Pacific University Tuition Information

In 2022, Hawaii Pacific University's tuition was $31,440 a year.

Tuition increased 6.5% in 2022–from $29,520 the prior year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until after graduation.

Does Hawaii Pacific University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Hawaii Pacific University is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Hawaii as it does for students who live in other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.

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Tuition for International Students at Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Hawaii Pacific University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Hawaii Pacific University Room, Board, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Hawaii Pacific University.

House and Food Costs at Hawaii Pacific University

Room and board at Hawaii Pacific University costs $19,048 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Hawaii Pacific University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Hawaii Pacific University?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Hawaii Pacific University

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Hawaii Pacific University, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city is sometimes pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Hawaii Pacific University campus is in a urban setting in Hawaii, not far from Honolulu.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Hawaii Pacific University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Hawaii Pacific University.

How Much Does Hawaii Pacific University Cost?

What will the cost of attending Hawaii Pacific University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $31,440
Room and Board $19,048
Board Only $15,278
Other expenses $2,000

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $54,188
Off-Campus $50,418

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Hawaii Pacific University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students


Hawaii Pacific University Financial Aid


In 2022, 1,456 of the 4,066 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Hawaii Pacific University meets 62.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,636 a year. Around 64% of Hawaii Pacific University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Hawaii Pacific University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $38,971 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $21,863
Private Loans $44,746
Most Common Loans for Hawaii Pacific University Students
Federal Loans 61%
Private loans 26%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Hawaii Pacific University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Hawaii Pacific University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Hawaii Pacific University awarded 1,427 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $25.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $9.81 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Hawaii Pacific University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Hawaii Pacific University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Hawaii Pacific University was $22,636 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Hawaii Pacific University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $31,552
Off-Campus $27,782

What will attending Hawaii Pacific University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Hawaii Pacific University's net cost calculator on their website.

Hawaii Pacific University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Hawaii Pacific University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Hawaii Pacific University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Hawaii Pacific University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Hawaii Pacific University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$48,418

In State

$48,418

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$31,440
$31,440
Fees
$500
$500
Housing
$15,278
$15,278
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Hawaii Pacific University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

63%

Average Financial Aid Package

$21,235

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,586

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,940

Out-of-State

$31,940

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 6
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