Pacific Islanders by AJ Kikumoto

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									                                  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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