Tuition increases through 2017
Tuition at all University of Hawai‘i campuses will increase starting in the upcoming 2012-13 academic year and will continue to increase through 2016-17.
Current resident tuition at all UH system community colleges is $97 per credit. It will be $101 per credit starting in fall 2012, $106 in 2013-14, $114 in 2014-15, $122 in 2015-16 and $130 in 2016-17.
The UH system cited severe cutbacks in state appropriations for the increases. UH officials encouraged all students to apply for financial aid.
Resident full-time tuition at UH Manoa will increase from $4,200 to $4,332 per semester starting in fall 2012.
Linda K. Johnsrud, UH executive vice president of academic affairs, spoke at a tuition hearing held at Leeward on Sept. 22, 2011. She noted that even with the increases, resident tuition at the community colleges will be similar to resident tuition at community colleges on the west coast.
Johnsrud said UH recognizes the higher demand for a college education (enrollment has continued to increase over the years), but does not believe the tuition increase will detour students from this path. Based on statistics from past increases, higher tuition rates did not show a drop in student enrollment.
Full figures are available at www.hawaii.edu/news/tuition/index.php
—Leimaile Guerrero contributed to this report. Illustration by Maisha Abbott