About HPU

Tuition & Related Expenses

Hawai'i Pacific University has been recognized by a number of leading publications for the value it offers undergraduate and graduate students. HPU provides a high caliber education at a tuition rate well Faculty meeting with students.below the national average.

According to PayScale's 2014 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report, Hawai‘i Pacific University is ranked best in Hawai‘i for return on investment. HPU graduates are reported to have a 20-year return on investment of $250,500, which is more than $65,000 above its closest in-state peer. The report also indicated that an average graduate from HPU earns $44,700 as a typical starting salary, the highest in the state of Hawaii. For more information, click here.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EXPENSES

For the 2014-2015 academic year, full-time student expenses for most programs are:

Regular Tuition $20,930
Room & Board* $13,330
Other Expenses**:   
Books $1,200
Loan Fees $134
Personal Expenses $1,504
Transportation $540
Student Activity Fee $100
Technology Fee $100
Total $37,838
Other Program Tuition:
Nursing Program (Level 1 & above) $26,870

*Room and Board expense includes on-campus double occupancy and a 14 meal/week plan. Additional Room and Board options are available (see table below). A housing deposit of $500/year is not included.
**Books, loan fees, personal expenses and transportation are estimated.

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 ROOM AND BOARD OPTIONS:

Double occupancy room $3,915 per semester
Triple occupancy room $2,800 per semester
14 meals per week $2,750 per semester
10 meals per week $2,550 per semester

 

GRADUATE STUDENT EXPENSES

For the 2014-2015 academic year, full-time (9 credits/semester) student expenses for most programs are:

Regular Tuition $15,570
Room & Board* $13,330
Other Expenses**:  
Books $1,200
Loan Fees $134
Personal Expenses $1,504
Transportation $540
Student Activity Fee $100
Technology Fee $100
Total   $32,478
Other Programs' Tuition:
Marine Science $20,610
Nursing Program $21,690

*Room and Board expenses are for off-campus housing.
**Books, loan fees, personal expenses and transportation are estimated.

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