Tuition & Financial Aid

For tuition & fee information, consult the University of Hawaii’s Tuition & Fees page as well as the Online Catalog. When calculating tuition costs, note that 8 credits is considered full-time status for graduate students and that LIS graduate courses are worth 3 credits each.

For up-to-date information regarding financial aid resources, please refer to the University’s Financial Aid Services site.

U.S. military personnel and their dependents are classified as nonresidents; however, they are allowed to pay the resident tuition rate if their orders station them in Hawaii. For details, please refer to the Office of Records & Registration.

As of November 2014, qualifying veterans of the United States Armed Forces are eligible for resident tuition rates and should refer to the Registrar’s Veterans Affairs page for eligibility information and other resources.

Tuition Waivers

The Office of Graduate Education provides a limited number of merit-based achievement scholarships to qualified LIS graduate students. To learn more about these scholarships, please refer to the Office of Graduate Education Achievement Scholarship page. The application period will be announced via the LIS student mailing list each Spring semester and award funds will be valid for the following academic year. For further details, contact the LIS Program Chair.

UH employees and their spouses or domestic partners may be eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six credits per semester. Some fees (e.g., course and professional fees) are not covered by this tuition waiver. For further information, please refer to the Employee Registration & Tuition Waivers page at the UH Records & Registration site.

Native Hawaiian students are eligible for a tuition waiver from Kuaʻana Native Hawaiian Student Development Services. Tuition waiver awards are made yearly and applications are available online at the Kuaʻana website.