In 2022, tuition for full-time Chaminade University of Honolulu students was $28,430 a year.
Tuition increased 3.99% in 2022–from $27,340 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.
Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Hawaii as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at Chaminade University of Honolulu is the same for every student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Room and board at Chaminade University of Honolulu is $15,650 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $11,005.
Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. 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 walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 getting around in an urban area may be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Chaminade University of Honolulu campus is located in a urban setting in Hawaii, near Honolulu.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Chaminade University of Honolulu.
What will the cost of attending Chaminade University of Honolulu be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,650|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
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.
Chaminade University of Honolulu’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for part-time students
The majority of Chaminade University of Honolulu undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 735 of the 1,028 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Chaminade University of Honolulu meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $24,469 a year. Around 47% of Chaminade University of Honolulu undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Chaminade University of Honolulu graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,593 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Chaminade University of Honolulu Students|
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 Chaminade University of Honolulu financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
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, Chaminade University of Honolulu awarded 729 need-based scholarships to students.
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 Chaminade University of Honolulu 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 Chaminade University of Honolulu was $24,469 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Chaminade University of Honolulu seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Chaminade University of Honolulu 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 Chaminade University of Honolulu's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Chaminade University of Honolulu offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Chaminade University of Honolulu 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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