Hawaiʻi resident undergraduate students attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, University of Hawaiʻi—West Oʻahu and the seven UH Community Colleges will benefit from a reduction in summer tuition rates that lowers the summer 2012 rate and freezes it at the summer 2011 rate.
Approved by the UH Board of Regents, the reduction sets the 2012 summer session tuition rate for these campuses at $248 per-credit-hour. The decrease in tuition is an incentive for Hawaiʻi resident students to enroll in summer classes.
“We know that the costs of higher education are a concern for all of our students, and we hope to help alleviate some of that concern by making summer classes more affordable,” said Linda Johnsrud, UH executive vice president for academic affairs/provost. “The university’s Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative aims to increase the number of graduates by 25 percent by the year 2015, and one of the keys to achieving this goal is decreasing the time it takes students to earn a degree. Enrolling in summer session courses is a great way for our students to accelerate their degree completion and graduation.”
The reduced rate of $248 replaces the $350 rates that were listed in the tuition schedule approved through 2011–12 for Hawaiʻi resident undergraduates attending UH Hilo and UH West Oʻahu. At Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Kapiʻolani, Kauaʻi, Leeward and Windward Community Colleges and UH Maui College, the reduced rate of $248 replaces the previously posted rate of $317.
The summer session tuition rate for resident undergraduates at UH Mānoa will follow the current tuition schedule and will remain at $350 per-credit-hour.
The university instituted a similar reduction for the 2011 summer session that received positive feedback from the participating campuses and students. It resulted in a 2 percent increase in the enrollment of Hawaiʻi resident undergraduates following two consecutive years of enrollment declines, and a 7 percent increase in nonresident undergraduates.
Future summer per-credit-hour rates will be set and posted on an annual basis during the prior fall or spring semester. See the tuition page for current semester tuition information.