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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees 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.


Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & Western Undergraduate Exchange**
Per credit $288 $807 $432
12 or more credits $3,456 $9,684 $5,184

Summer 2016

Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & Western Undergraduate Exchange**
Per credit N/A N/A N/A

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & Western Undergraduate Exchange**
Per credit $300 $840 $450
12 or more credits $3,600 $10,080 $5,400

* Pacific Island Jurisdiction includes American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Futuna, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, 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.

** 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. For more information regarding WUE click here.

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 to Non-Resident Tuition Rate 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


The University offers several ways for students to pay their bill. Payments are accepted online, in-person, or by mail. Besides these options, the University offers students the flexibility to pay their bill through 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.


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

Use the Registration Payment Form

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

Use the Registration Payment Form

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     spring 2016 classes Your payment deadline is
Between November 9, 2015 and December 11, 2015, 4:00pm (HST) December 11, 2015, 4:00pm (HST)

All students who have not made payment in full or have not signed up for the UH installment payment plan by the registration payment deadline may have their spring 2016 registration cancelled. Students receiving or who have applied for financial aid or veterans benefits are advised to check with those offices at their home campus.

Students whose registration is cancelled for non-payment will be eligible to re-register for spring 2016 classes beginning December 14, 2015.

After December 11, 2015

January 20, 2016, 4:00pm (HST)

The payment deadline for summer classes are due immediately after registering for a class. Registration is not automatically cancelled for non-payment during summer terms.

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 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 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 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.

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy
In the event a student initiates a complete withdrawal from the University, a change from full-time to part-time status, or a change from one tuition rate to another, tuition and special course fees are refunded as follows:

Spring 2016 (15-week term)

Jan 11 - May 6
Jan 20: Last day to drop with 100% refund, no W grade
Feb 1: Last day to drop with 50% refund, no W grade
Mar 11: Last day to withdraw with no refund, with W grade

Fall 2015 (15-week term)

Aug 24 – Dec 11
Sept 2: Last day to drop with 100% refund, no W grade
Sept 14: Last day to drop with 50% refund, no W grade
Oct 23: Last day to withdraw with no refund, with W grade

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 student activity fee 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 signed up for the eRefunds option. This new system deposits refunds directly into the student’s personal bank account for faster access. Sign up for eRefund today!