MCP Tuition

Hawai'i Pacific University and the College of Professional Studies (CPS) support the military community by offering top tier programs while providing financial and student assistance. Financial awards will be available to service members as well as military family members, military retirees, and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians for MCP-approved undergraduate programs.  Please see the information below for frequently asked questions specific to your military affiliation.  Please contact your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator for additional questions or clarification.

 

Active Duty Service Members, Reservists, and Guard will be eligible for $250/credit hour after the application of the Service Member Tuition Waiver (eligibility applies, see the tab below for details).

 

Military Retirees, family members of Active Duty Service Members or Retirees, and DoD civilians who were admitted Summer 2018 and before will be eligible for $290/credit hour with the application of the Military Award (eligibility applies, see the tab below for details).

 

NEW For students admitted Fall 2018 and after, the 2018/19 Family Member/DoD Employee Grant for military Retirees, family members of Active Duty Service Members or Retirees, and DoD civilians will bring tuition to $250/credit hour (eligibility applies, see the tab below for details).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Who is eligible for the HPU Service Member Tuition Waiver?

A: All service members in approved programs are eligible for the HPU Service Member Tuition Waiver, where service members are defined as Active Duty, Reservist (excluding inactive reservist), and National Guard members.

Q: What is the HPU Service Member Tuition Waiver?

A: The HPU Service Member Tuition Waiver provides service members with a $605 ($560 prior year) per credit hour award that can be applied for all approved undergraduate courses taken on the military bases and online.

Q: Do I need to apply for the HPU Service Member Tuition Waiver, and if so, how do I apply?

A: If you are currently designated as an Active Duty, Reservist, or National Guard service member with HPU, you will not need to apply for the award unless your military identification expires or your military status changes, however you will need to have your military identification verified by HPU staff. Please contact your closest base office to have this completed.

Q: Will I receive notification IF I’ve been awarded the HPU Service Member Tuition Waiver?

A: If you are currently designated as an Active Duty, Reservist, or National Guard service member, after you have verified your military identification with HPU staff, the tuition waiver will be applied to your account. Notification will not be provided.

Q: What will a service member see on his or her bill?

A: Service members, taking a 1-credit course as an example, will see the following charges based on their major degree:

Tuition CPS:

$855.00 (Fall '18)

Servicemember Waiver:

-605.00 (Fall '18)

Amount Due:

$250.00 (Fall '18)

A student taking a 3-credit course would be charged $750 for the class.

 

Q: What happens if my bill does not show the waiver?

A: Verify with your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator that you are designated as a current service member with HPU. Once your designation is confirmed, your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator will put in a formal request for the award to be applied to your student account.

Q: How do I verify my status as a service member?

A: If your service member designation is not accurately reflected on your student account, please be sure to inform your Base Coordinator and verify your military identification with him or her.

 

Q: Who is eligible for the award or grant?

A: Military family members and retirees (with military ID) and DoD civilians (with DoD ID) who do not receive any other significant funding are eligible for the MCP award for their MCP-approved undergraduate program (please see bottom for more details). To remain eligible, students must maintain a cumulative HPU GPA of 2.5.

Q: Do I need to apply for the award/grant or will I just receive it if I qualify?

A: Yes, you need to contact a base office to verify your identification and to fill out the Military Award Application. You should submit documents at least two weeks prior to each fall semester (https://www.hpu.edu/registrar/academic-calendar.html). 

Q: Where do I apply?

A: Please visit an HPU base office to have your identification verified and to fill out the Military Award Application.

Q: Will I receive notification IF I’ve been awarded the award or grant?

A: Yes, you will receive a notification via your HPU email account.

Q: What will awarded military family members, retirees, and DoD civilians see on their bill?

A: Military family members, retirees, and DoD civilians taking a 1-credit course as an example, will see the following charges based on their major degree:

 

For students admitted summer 2018 and before:

Tuition CPS:

$855.00 (Fall '18)

CPS Military Award:

-565.00 (Fall '18)

Amount Due:

$290.00 (Fall '18)

A STUDENT TAKING A 3-CREDIT COURSE WOULD BE CHARGED $870 FOR THE CLASS.

 

For students admitted Fall 2018 and after:

Tuition CPS:

$855.00 (Fall 18')

2018/19 Family Member/DoD Employee Grant:

-605.00 (Fall 18')

Amount Due:

$250.00 (Fall 18')

A student taking a 3-credit course would be charged $750 for one class.