University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee charges at all University of Hawai‘i campuses are subject to change in accordance with requirements of State law and/or action by the Board of Regents or the University administration.


Summer 2018
Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & Western Undergraduate Exchange**
Per credit $300 $435 $367.50
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & Western Undergraduate Exchange**
Per credit up to 11 credits $303 $843 $454.50
12 or more credits $3,636 $10,116 $5,454
Summer 2019
Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & Western Undergraduate Exchange**
Per credit $303 $438 $370.50
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & Western Undergraduate Exchange**
Per credit up to 11 credits $306 $846 $459
12 or more credits $3,672 $10,152 $5,508


Tuition and Fee information based on the University of Hawai‘i Tuition Schedule (pdf).

Pacific Island Jurisdiction*

Pacific Island Jurisdiction includes American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Futuna, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis. In accordance with BOR Policy, Chapter 6, Section 6-8c.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)**

Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), students in western states may enroll at UH West O'ahu at a reduced tuition of 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. WUE tuition is considerably less than non-resident tuition. Reduced WUE tuition is currently available for freshman and transfer students. UH West O'ahu reserves the right to limit WUE awards each academic year based on enrollment projections. 

Effective Spring 2015, non-resident veterans who were honorably discharged within 3 years of enrollment at the University and are eligible for GI Bill education benefits may qualify for and pay in-state resident tuition. Eligible students must complete and submit the Veterans Exemption Form and provide a copy of their DD-214 and VA Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of Admissions, C-141, prior to the first day of instruction for the semester in which the exemption is being requested.  For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (808) 689-2900 or by email at


Student Government Fee - $5
Student Activity Fee - $14
Student Publication Fee - $9
Student Health Fee - $30
Student Technology Fee - $8
Student Transportation Fee - $26
Campus Center Program Fee - $6
Campus Center Operations Fee - $22

Students shall be required to pay mandatory student fees for student publications, student government, technology, and campus communication/student broadcast fees at all campuses at which they are enrolled, regardless of whether the course is taught online or at a distance.  These fees support services that are accessible or provide direct benefits regardless of the student’s geographical location. Students enrolled in classes on a campus will additionally be assessed the following campus-based mandatory student fees: student activity and program fees, campus center and student recreation fees, student health fees, student transportation/UPASS fees, and student athletic fees.

Students in distance and online courses may be physically unable to take direct advantage of certain campus-based co-curricular programs and opportunities. Therefore, they shall be exempt from paying certain mandatory student fees of their course-offering campus. Students who enroll in pure distance or online courses at a particular campus shall not be assessed the following campus-based mandatory student fees: student activity and program fees, campus center and student recreation fees, student health fees, student transportation/UPASS fees, or student athletic fees.


The University offers several ways for students to pay their bill. Payments are accepted online, in-person, or by mail.

Online In-Person Postal Mail
Visit MyUH Cashier’s Office
Campus Center, C-141
Mon-Thurs, 8 am – 4 pm
Fri 8 am – 3 pm

Use the Registration Payment Form (PDF)

Note: In-person credit card payments are not accepted.  Debit cards, cash and checks only.
UH West O‘ahu Cashier’s Office
91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707

Use the Registration Payment Form (PDF)

Note: Please include the student’s UH ID number on the check.

Payment deadlines can vary by campus. At UH West O‘ahu, your payment deadline depends on when you registered for classes. Use the charts below to determine your payment deadline. Students who register at more than one UH campus should check with that campus.


If you registered for     Fall 2018 classes Your payment deadline is
Between April 8, 2018 and Aug 10, 2018, 4:00pm (HST)

August 10, 2018, 4:00pm (HST)

Class registration will not be automatically canceled/dropped for non-payment.  Students will be held responsible for all charges. 

Students receiving or who have applied for financial aid or veterans benefits are advised to check with those offices at their home campus.

After Aug 10, 2018

August 28 , 2018, 4:00pm (HST)

The payment deadline for Summer classes is due as soon as possible after registering for a class. Registration is not automatically canceled for non-payment during summer terms.  The University does reserve the right to place a financial hold on students accounts.

Besides these options, the University offers students the flexibility to pay their bill in installments using a payment plan. Payment plans are only available for the fall and spring terms. The cost to sign up is a nonrefundable, per-semester fee of $30. For more information, visit the UH FAQs for Student eCommerce Services.

Payment Plans

Continuing students may sign up for an installment payment plan beginning April 9, 2018. New students may sign up AFTER registering for Fall classes.

Note: If you are enrolled in both the Fall 2018 Term and the Fall 2018 Extension Term, select only one payment plan to avoid paying the $30.00 fee twice. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR BOTH PLANS.

Plans Available

Down Payment Remaining
Installment Payment
Due Dates
4 Installment Plan
No Down Payment
Apr. 9, 2018 - Jul. 27, 2018
(4:00 PM HST)
0% 4 July 28
August 29
September 28
October 26
3 Installment Plan
With Down Payment
Jul. 28, 2018 - Aug. 29, 2018
(4:00 PM HST)
33.33% 2 September 28
October 26
2 Installment Plan
With Down Payment
Aug. 30, 2018 - Sept. 28, 2018
(4:00 PM HST)
50% 1 October 26


If you have been awarded financial aid for the current term (login to MyUH to see if you have an award for the current academic year), you do not need to sign up for the payment plan. If you have met the terms of your awarded financial aid, your aid will automatically be applied as payment toward eligible charges. If a balance remains on your account after financial aid begins to disburse funds, you may sign up for the 3-month payment plan.

  • Students must be registered for the current semester to sign up for a payment plan. Students will not be able to sign up for a payment plan if there is a past due balance on their student account from a previous term, or if there is a financial obligation hold on their account.  Past due balances must be paid and financial obligation holds must be cleared prior to enrolling in a payment plan.
  • Enrollment in the payment plan will not result in the removal of any financial obligation hold.
  • Only students with a minimum unpaid balance of $300.00 may enroll in a payment plan.
  • Once a student has enrolled in a payment plan, the student is expected to pay all financial charges incurred and the student will not be dis-enrolled from classes.
  • Installment payments are automatically scheduled when you sign up for a payment plan and will be deducted from your designated account on the scheduled payment dates. Be sure to have sufficient funds available in your bank account or on your card.
  • eCheck or eSavings payments to the University of Hawai‘i and returned from the maker's bank for any reason (e.g. insufficient funds, closed bank account, incorrect bank information) will result in a $25.00 returned payment charge. DO NOT issue a STOP PAYMENT. A stop payment is a returned payment, it is not acknowledged as an official drop from courses or withdrawal from the University.
  • The University does not drop students from classes for non-attendance in the first week. Students are responsible for dropping classes before August 30th to avoid incurring financial charges.
  • Students who fail to make full payment for any reason (e.g. insufficient funds, closed credit card, closed bank account) by the end of all scheduled payments will: 1) be dis-enrolled from the payment plan; 2) have a financial hold placed on their student account, and 3) be notified that full payment must be received within 15 days or sanctions will be imposed. If full payment is not received, the student's account may be referred to a collection agency and other sanctions as defined in University of Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Chapter 20-10 will be imposed.
  • All financial aid and scholarships received by the University shall be applied in full to a student's account balance at the time of receipt and the student's remaining payments in the plan will be reduced.
  • Payment plans are not available to students whose account has been referred to the collection agency for unpaid balances from prior semesters.

$30 non-refundable fee per student per semester per plan to participate.

The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this document.


Students are responsible for all applicable tuition and fees incurred for all registration activities (e.g., add/drop) whether or not classes were attended. Students are advised to officially withdraw from classes they do not plan to attend during the appropriate withdrawal and/or refund periods. Failure to withdraw will result in a financial obligation to the University of Hawai‘i and a possible failing grade for the class in question.

Financial Aid

Students that are awarded aid prior to the payment deadline will not be dropped from their courses at UH West O‘ahu. The students remain responsible for any tuition charges should they not complete their financial aid process, are determined ineligible for aid, do not withdraw from their courses, or are enrolled concurrently at another UH campus. For more information, refer to the general financial aid information and policies.

Tuition Assistance and Exemptions

All students whose tuition is paid by a third party sponsoring agency (e.g., MyCAA, GoArmy, Vocational Rehabilitation, U.S. Armed Forces Branch, Alu Like, etc.) should submit their letters of financial guarantee, purchase orders or authorization letters from their sponsors to the UH West O‘ahu Cashier’s Office located at the Campus Center, C-141.

Students who are not able to make this deadline must pay, with their own funds, the tuition and fees incurred by the payment deadline. When the sponsor sends payment for the tuition and fees, the University Cashier’s Office will process a refund. If the third party sponsoring agency does not make payment for your tuition for any reason after being billed by the University, you will be responsible for paying any unpaid balances on your student account. Failure to do so will result in sanctions for outstanding financial obligations being imposed on your student account. For more information, students may contact the Cashier’s Office at 808-689-2890 or by email at

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

Chapter 33 payments for tuition and fees are paid directly to the University approximately six weeks after the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) receives and processes the certification sent by the UH West O‘ahu VA Certifying Official. Refunds due to non-attendance will be returned to the DVA. Students are held responsible for all tuition and fees incurred if the funds are returned to the DVA and the student has not officially withdrawn from the University.

Faculty/Staff Tuition Waivers

University of Hawai‘i employees and their spouses or domestic partners may be eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six credits per semester. If you are using a tuition waiver, please visit UH Employee Tuition Waivers for more information.

Students using the faculty/staff tuition waiver must register during the late registration period. Be advised that payment of tuition prior to these dates will not be refunded and the waiver cannot be used if pre-registering for classes or if there is any registration activity (e.g., add/drop) prior to the late registration period.

Tuition waiver processing can be done online on your MYUH after you have registered for your classes.  If online processing is not available, please print and fill out the tuition waiver and submit to your Authorized Campus/Departmental Personnel Officer for employment verification and then to the campus Cashier's Office where you are taking the classes.  Tuition waivers must be posted by a campus cashier no later than the last day of the 50% refund period for the term in which the waiver is being used. Tuition waivers presented after this date will not be processed.

If you are taking Outreach/Extension classes, please visit,

Tuition Refund Policy

In the event a student initiates a complete/partial withdrawal from the University, a change from full-time to part-time status, or a change from one tuition rate to another, tuition will be refunded.

To view the refund dates for summer session and accelerated classes that meet for periods other than the entire term, view the schedule of classes and click the CRN for the class.

For more information, view the UH West O'ahu General Catalog (Tuition and Fees section).


100% of the mandatory student fees will be refunded if the student completely withdraws from all UH system campuses on or before the last day of late registration. Students registering for classes that do not begin until the second or third accelerated periods will not be refunded fees unless a complete withdrawal is processed from all UH system campuses on or before the first day of instruction.


All refund checks are sent via the U.S. Postal Service unless the student signs up for the eRefunds option. This system deposits refunds directly into the student’s personal bank account for faster access. More information on eRefunds.