Tuition and Fees

For tuition and fee information, please see the UH Mānoa Tuition & Fees web site at:

General information about the cost of attending UH and financial assistance available to graduate students may be found on the Graduate Division website:

The University of Hawai'i Mānoa is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program; this may help with the price of tuition. More information can be found here.

Financial Aid

The CIS program has limited financial resources available to support qualified students. Financial aid is in the form of research assistantships or teaching assistantships, which provide tuition waivers, benefits, and a stipend.  TA positions are with the supporting areas (LIS, COM, ICS, ITM). Students also may find GA or TA positions in other units of the university, depending on qualifications and availability. For more info, please visit our Assistantships page.

There is also some direct scholarship for tuition available for highly qualified students.

The CIS Program Director will work with newly accepted students to determine if financial aid is available and can be guaranteed as part of the admissions process.

Each year we also receive a moderate amount of tuition scholarship funds. These are applicable only to tuition costs.

More information on the Financial Aid is available on the following page:

Fellowships and Scholarships

The Graduate Division website maintains a list of national and international extramural funding opportunities at

East-West Center Opportunities

The East-West Center administers a number of graduate fellowships for students from the United States, Asia, and the Pacific to participate in educational and research programs in residence at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

For a current listing of fellowships and application deadlines, consult the East-West Center website: