UH at Manoa Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Hawaii Residents

  • Tuition: $10,344
  • Books and Supplies: $1,280
  • Other Fees: $820
  • Room and Board: $13,898

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $30,396
  • Books and Supplies: $1,280
  • Other Fees: $820
  • Room and Board: $13,898

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Hawaii pay an annual total price of $28,724 to attend University of Hawaii at Manoa on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,344 for tuition, $13,898 room and board, $1,280 for books and supplies and $820 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $48,776 which is 69.8% higher than Hawaii residents. The tuition charge is $30,396 while room and board is $13,898, books and supplies are $1,280 and other fees come in at $820.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for University of Hawaii at Manoa for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,163 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $6,450 67%
Average Pell Grant $4,328 28%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,873 36%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Hawaii at Manoa, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $41,936. The loan balance of $41,936 is a four year multiple of the $10,484 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $438 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $41,936
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $437.86
Total Interest Paid $10,607.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $52,543.16

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Hawaii at Manoa to be $114,896 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 5.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Hawaii Residents $28,724 $30,386 $32,144 $34,004
Non Residents $48,776 $51,598 $54,583 $57,741

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at University of Hawaii at Manoa as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Hawaii at Manoa versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Hawaii Residents $431 $1,293 $1,724
Out of State Residents $1,279 $3,837 $5,116

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for University of Hawaii at Manoa and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Hawaii Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $7,167 $19,215 14.5%
2009 $6,258 $16,914 16.1%
2008 $5,390 $14,654 19.2%
2007 $4,522 $12,394 22.3%
2006 $3,696 $10,176 3.2%
2005 $3,580 $10,060 3.3%
2004 $3,464 $9,944 3.4%
2003 $3,349 $9,829 3%
2002 $3,253 $9,733 3%
2001 $3,157 $9,636 0.5%
2000 $3,142 $9,622 3.2%
1999 $3,046 $9,526 3.3%
1998 $2,949 $9,429 21.8%
1997 $2,421 $7,869 48.4%
1996 $1,631 $4,825 4.8%
1995 $1,557 $4,557 4%
1994 $1,497 $4,357 4.2%
1993 $1,437 $4,167 3.6%
1992 $1,387 $3,977 4.5%
1991 $1,327 $3,777 0%
1990 $1,327 $3,777 8.1%
1989 $1,227 $3,777 12.6%
1988 $1,090 $3,728 9%
1987 $1,000 $3,430 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141574 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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