University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Tuition & Scholarship Information for Pacific Islanders (revised 10/18/07) What is the relationship between residency and tuition rates? All students entering a UH campus are classified as either resident of the State of Hawaii or non-resident. Non- residents include students from other US states, and international citizens with a non-immigrant visa. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is part of the publicly-supported higher education system in the state of Hawaii and thus receives considerable funding from the state’s budget. Residents therefore get preferential rates because their tax dollars subsidize the university. The non-resident tuition rate is almost three times the resident rate, which is typical of US public universities. However, a special tuition rate applies to eligible Pacific Islanders (see below). How can I determine if I am a Hawai‘i resident for tuition purposes? Some international students at UHM may qualify for resident tuition rates. .Detailed information about residency requirements can be found at: http://www.hawaii.edu/admrec/res.html. What is the special rate for some Pacific Islanders? Who gets these rates? Based on the fact that certain small island jurisdictions do not have a public institution offering a 4-year bachelor’s degree, students who are citizens of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna will be charged 150% of resident tuition. The University of Hawaii has traditionally offered tuition discounts to Pacific Islanders, in support of its outreach mission. Undergraduate Tuition Rates: 2007-2008 Hawai‘i Residents Pacific Islanders* Non-Resident UH-Mānoa Undergraduate Full-Time $2,568 $3,852 $7,200 2008-2009 Hawai‘i Residents Pacific Islanders* Non-Resident UH-Mānoa Undergraduate Full-Time $2,976 $4,464 $8,304 Graduate Tuition Rates 2007-2008 Hawai‘i Residents Pacific Islanders* Non-Resident Mānoa Graduate Full-Time $3,432 $5,148 $8,160 Mānoa Nursing $5,436 $8,154 $10,104 Mānoa Masters in Business Admin. $5,448 $8,172 $8,256 Mānoa MBA in Accountancy $5,448 $8,172 $8,256 Mānoa Law – JD $6,828 $10,242 $12,240 Mānoa Law – LLMasters $12,888 Not Applicable $12,888 Mānoa Medicine $10,224 $15,336 $ 2008-2009 Hawai‘i Residents Pacific Islanders* Non-Resident Mānoa Graduate Full-Time $3,948 $5,922 $9,468 Mānoa Nursing $6,252 $9,378 $11,724 Mānoa Masters in Business Admin. $6,456 $9,684 $9,912 Mānoa MBA in Accountancy $6,456 $9,684 $9,912 Mānoa Law – JD $7,212 $10,818 $13,164 Mānoa Law – LLMasters $13,860 Not Applicable $13,860 Mānoa Medicine $4,316 $16,974 $22,812 *reflects calculation of 150% resident rate for citizens of Pacific Island jurisdictions noted above UH Foundation scholarships specific to Pacific Islander students: http://www.uhf.hawaii.edu/scholarships/studentscholarships.aspx Campus Name Eligibility Manoa Felix B. Limtiaco Engineering Scholarship Full-time (FT) student in Civil Engineering Brandt/Bank of Hawai‘i Scholarship FT student in College of Education Mary Patricia Kulesh Memorial Award FT student in School of Nursing Virginia Pearson Ransburg Delta Kappa Gamma FT/PT (part-time) at UH-Mānoa or UH-Hilo with an Scholarship expressed interest in Education Alfred Capelle & Byron Bender Scholarship FT undergraduate students from the Marshall Islands Kazue McLaren Scholarship FT/PT graduate student in Public Health Student Opportunity Fund – Theatre & Dance at UH- FT undergraduate in the performing arts Mānoa Frank B. Brown Scholarship in Education FT undergraduate in College of Education D. William Wood Endowed Scholarship for Pacific FT master’s student in Public Health Administration Island Health Administrators Student Opportunity Fund – Performing Arts (Music, & FT undergraduate in Performing Arts; Hawai‘i High Theater & Dance) School graduate; merit demonstrated by 3.0 GPA; priority for students of Asian-Pacific Island ancestry Any UH Renee Heyum Pacific Islander Scholarship Pacific Islander enrolled at any UH campus Campus Stars of Oceania Scholarship FT/PT Pacific Islander enrolled at any UH campus Samoan Scholarship Fund Planning to enroll FT; planning to complete an AA/AS or BA/BS; minimum of 2.5 GPA for current students; evidence of special accomplishments, community activities, & clear educational plans A University of Hawai‘i Opportunity Grant is available to some eligible Pacific Islander students (those who do not need a student visa to study in the US) who show financial need according to U.S. federal financial aid guidelines. Students must first complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to show financial need. To access the application, go to: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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