2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Hilo is $7,838 for Hawaii residents and $20,798 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UHH is $7,884 for Hawaii residents and $20,844 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.59% for Hawaii residents and increased by 0.22% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 2.99% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 2.52% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($8,421) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($17,115 - Public Master's College and University (smaller programs)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$7,792 $20,752$11,822
2020-2021$7,838$20,798$12,176
Change % 2020-20210.59%0.22%2.99%
2021-2022$7,884$20,844$12,541
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $12,230 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $27,062 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UHH is $12,276 for Hawaii residents and $27,108 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.38% for Hawaii residents and increased by 0.17% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount ($9,774) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($17,031 - Public Master's College and University (smaller programs)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,184 $27,016$11,822
2020-2021$12,230$27,062$12,176
Change % 2020-20210.38%0.17%2.99%
2021-2022$12,276$27,108$12,541
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at UHH.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$303$843
2019-2020$306$846
2020-2021$309$849
Graduate2018-2019$484$1,102
2019-2020$489$1,107
2020-2021$494$1,112
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $31,700 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $41,800 for University of Hawaii at Hilo graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$31,700$33,000$30,900
7 Years After Graduation$31,600--
8 Years After Graduation$38,000--
9 Years After Graduation$37,400--
10 Years After Graduation$41,800$43,400$40,700

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UHH?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $31,830 for Hawaii residents and $83,668 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Hilo have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$7,886$7,933$7,981$8,030$31,830
Out-of-State$20,846$20,893$20,941$20,989$83,668
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$7,933$7,981$8,030$8,078$32,023
Out-of-State$20,893$20,941$20,989$21,037$83,859
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$7,981$8,030$8,078$8,127$32,217
Out-of-State$20,941$20,989$21,037$21,085$84,051
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$8,030$8,078$8,127$8,177$32,412
Out-of-State$20,989$21,037$21,085$21,133$84,243
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$8,078$8,127$8,177$8,226$32,609
Out-of-State$21,037$21,085$21,133$21,181$84,435
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $81,208 for Hawaii residents and $133,046 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Hilo have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Hawaii at Hilo.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$20,901$20,480$20,000$19,545$81,208
Out-of-State$33,861$33,440$33,052$32,694$133,046
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$20,480$20,092$19,637$19,207$79,716
Out-of-State$33,440$33,052$32,694$32,367$131,553
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,092$19,735$19,305$18,898$78,348
Out-of-State$33,052$32,694$32,367$32,069$130,182
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,735$19,409$19,002$18,617$77,100
Out-of-State$32,694$32,367$32,069$31,800$128,931
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$19,409$19,112$18,727$18,363$75,969
Out-of-State$32,367$32,069$31,800$31,559$127,796
Last year, 71% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $47,092 for Hawaii residents and $98,930 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Hilo have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Hawaii at Hilo.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$12,372$11,951$11,471$11,016$47,092
Out-of-State$25,332$24,911$24,523$24,165$98,930
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$11,951$11,563$11,108$10,678$45,600
Out-of-State$24,911$24,523$24,165$23,838$97,437
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$11,563$11,206$10,776$10,369$44,232
Out-of-State$24,523$24,165$23,838$23,540$96,066
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$11,206$10,880$10,473$10,088$42,984
Out-of-State$24,165$23,838$23,540$23,271$94,815
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$10,880$10,583$10,198$9,834$41,853
Out-of-State$23,838$23,540$23,271$23,030$93,680

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Hawaii at Hilo 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$7,838$1,340$12,176$20,798$1,340 $12,176
Graduate$12,230 $1,340$12,176$27,062 $1,340$12,176

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