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 Manoa is $12,186 for Hawaii residents and $34,218 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UHM is $12,186 for Hawaii residents and $34,218 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been stayed same from the previous year for both in-state and out-of-state rates.The Living costs decreased by 1.53% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,186 $34,218$16,579
2020-2021$12,186$34,218$16,325
Change % 2020-20210.00%0.00%-1.53%
2021-2022$12,186$34,218$16,075
***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 $16,502 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $34,550 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UHM is $16,196 for Hawaii residents and $31,172 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been decreased by -1.86% for Hawaii residents and decreased by -9.78% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$16,814 $38,294$16,579
2020-2021$16,502$34,550$16,325
Change % 2020-2021-1.86%-9.78%-1.53%
2021-2022$16,196$31,172$16,075
***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 UHM.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$462$1,380
2019-2020$471$1,389
2020-2021$480$1,398
Graduate2018-2019$650$1,545
2019-2020$663$1,558
2020-2021$676$1,571
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $39,000 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $51,800 for University of Hawaii at Manoa graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$39,000$40,600$37,700
7 Years After Graduation$40,600--
8 Years After Graduation$45,600--
9 Years After Graduation$47,700--
10 Years After Graduation$51,800$54,900$49,500

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UHM?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $49,834 for Hawaii residents and $137,955 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Manoa 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$12,294$12,403$12,513$12,624$49,834
Out-of-State$34,326$34,434$34,543$34,652$137,955
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$12,403$12,513$12,624$12,736$50,275
Out-of-State$34,434$34,543$34,652$34,761$138,391
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,513$12,624$12,736$12,849$50,721
Out-of-State$34,543$34,652$34,761$34,871$138,828
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,624$12,736$12,849$12,962$51,170
Out-of-State$34,652$34,761$34,871$34,981$139,266
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$12,736$12,849$12,962$13,077$51,624
Out-of-State$34,761$34,871$34,981$35,092$139,705
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 $120,373 for Hawaii residents and $208,494 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Manoa 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 Manoa.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$29,947$30,039$30,044$30,050$120,373
Out-of-State$51,979$52,071$52,170$52,275$208,494
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$30,039$30,139$30,146$30,154$120,789
Out-of-State$52,071$52,170$52,275$52,388$208,904
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$30,139$30,247$30,255$30,264$121,236
Out-of-State$52,170$52,275$52,388$52,509$209,343
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,247$30,363$30,372$30,383$121,716
Out-of-State$52,275$52,388$52,509$52,638$209,811
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$30,363$30,487$30,498$30,511$122,231
Out-of-State$52,388$52,509$52,638$52,776$210,312
Last year, 61% 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 $84,873 for Hawaii residents and $172,994 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Hawaii at Manoa 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 Manoa.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$21,072$21,164$21,169$21,175$84,873
Out-of-State$43,104$43,196$43,295$43,400$172,994
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$21,164$21,264$21,271$21,279$85,289
Out-of-State$43,196$43,295$43,400$43,513$173,404
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$21,264$21,372$21,380$21,389$85,736
Out-of-State$43,295$43,400$43,513$43,634$173,843
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$21,372$21,488$21,497$21,508$86,216
Out-of-State$43,400$43,513$43,634$43,763$174,311
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$21,488$21,612$21,623$21,636$86,731
Out-of-State$43,513$43,634$43,763$43,901$174,812

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 Manoa.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Hawaii at Manoa 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$12,186$1,350$16,325$34,218$1,350 $16,325
Graduate$16,502 $1,350$16,325$34,550 $1,350$16,325


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