University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

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.

Tuition Rates

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & WUE**
Per credit up to 11 credits $306 $846 $459
12 or more credits $3,672 $10,152 $5,508

Summer 2020

Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition Pacific Island Jurisdiction* & WUE**
Per Credit $306 $441 $373.50

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

Pacific Island Jurisdiction*
Per Regents Policy, RP 6.208, Part IIID, citizens from certain Pacific Island district, commonwealth, territory, or insular jurisdiction, state or nation which provides no public higher education institution granting baccalaureate degrees are charged 150 percent of the resident tuition rate for Fall and Spring semesters. The list of eligible Pacific Island jurisdictions is updated and distributed by the University President’s Office and currently 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.

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.

Mandatory Student Fees (Fall and Spring semesters only)

All students who register for a course on any campus, including those in distance and on-line courses are recognized as members of the student body of the campus offering their courses.  As such, all students, including those in distance and on-line courses, universally contribute to creating and maintaining high quality, affordable co-curricular educational programs.  They shall 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, at a distance, or face to face. 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, and student transportation fees.

Because students in distance and online courses may be physically unable to take direct advantage of certain campus-based co-curricular programs and opportunities, 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, and student transportation fees.

Special Accommodations during COVID-19

Transportation Fees

Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in our community, the UH West Oʻahu Pueo Express that transports students between the UH West Oʻahu campus and various community locations (eg. Leeward Community College, Waipahu Transit Center, Kapolei Transit Center among others) is postponed until further notice.

To accommodate students’ transportation needs, the Health-Technology-Transportation (HTT) Committee, the student-faculty-staff advisory group that oversees mandatory student program fees, has voted to subsidize 50 percent or $112.50 for the semester UPASS that can be purchased in our Admissions Office room C-132. Additionally, for students who purchase the bus pass on a monthly basis ($70), HTT Committee has also voted to subsidize 50 percent or $35 of the monthly costs (for September, October, and November). This monthly pass is not available at UH West Oʻahu and must be purchased directly from The Bus Company. To receive the reimbursement, please bring your receipt from The Bus Company to Student Life Center.

Here are the guidelines:

  • You must be a UH West Oʻahu student taking face to face or one of the hybrid courses
  • You must have paid the Transportation fee
  • You must have a valid UH West Oʻahu ID card or a picture ID at time of purchase
  • The UPASS is not transferable and must be used by the student who purchased it
  • You must have your receipt from The Bus Company to receive reimbursement for the monthly pass
  • Bring receipt to Student Life Center
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