In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $7,344 a year for in-state students and $20,304 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
International students can expect to pay 20,304 per year for tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo.
University of Hawaii at Hilo is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,344 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-Hawaii residents, out-of-state tuition is $20,304 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. 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. Be sure 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. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
UH at Hilo has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Hawaii at Hilo can expect to pay around $20,304 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UH at Hilo.
Housing and campus dining at UH at Hilo is $8,248 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the UH at Hilo's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
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 textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get 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 busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city is often expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The University of Hawaii at Hilo campus is located in a small town setting in Hawaii.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending UH at Hilo.
What will the cost of attending UH at Hilo be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,248|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 1,407 of the 3,362 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UH at Hilo meets 56.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,659 a year.
|Most Common Loans for UH at Hilo 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 UH at Hilo 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, UH at Hilo awarded 1,274 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $10.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.85 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 UH at Hilo 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 UH at Hilo was $8,659 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UH at Hilo seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$529|
What will attending UH at Hilo 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 UH at Hilo'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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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