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Hawaii Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,372 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,024 tuition
$8,248 on campus room & board
$1,040 books and supplies
$60 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$17,508 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,160 tuition
$8,248 on campus room & board
$1,040 books and supplies
$60 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,347 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
56% get federal aid ($4,611 avg)
0% get state aid ($2,934 avg)
30% get institn'l aid ($1,347 avg)
9% get loans ($5,444 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.84% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.43% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,773 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,611 56%
Pell Grants $4,584 56%
Other Federal Grants $461 3%
Institution Grant Aid $1,347 30%
State Grant Aid $2,934 0%
Student Loans $5,444 9%
Federal Loans $4,743 8%
Other Loans $19,507 0%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: February 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Hawaii Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1175 Manono Street
Hilo, HI 96720-5096
(808) 934-2500
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $126
Out of State $340


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Madeline from Hilo, HI
  • I am a current student here

    It really does save money to go to the Hawaii Community College, lots of the classes have the same teacher, course and classroom as the University of Hawaii at Hilo, but at a much more affordable rate.

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  • 5
  • Darlene from Pahoa, HI
  • I am a current student here

    Bang for the buck is education, nothing is like educating your mind, so when you need help, call on the best of the best, your instructeor.

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  • 3
  • DK
  • I am a current student here

    One thing that I appreciate and love about attending Hawaii Community College is because the people are so friendly there and the student lounge is a positive safe place, and the refreshments are free. On campus dining halls have cheap eats and good food.

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  • 5
  • Stacy from Hilo, HI
  • I am a current student here

    If I am not mistaken, Bang for the buck means that I get my monies worth; I am very sorry if I am wrong. Yes, I feel as if I am taking getting every pennies worth. I enjoy being a student at Hawaii Community College.

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