Cost of Attendance
‘Ilima, Rm 102
Hours of Operation
Mon to Fri
8 am – 4 pm
Phone: (808) 734-9555
Fax: (808) 734-9896
Mon to Fri
8 am – 3:30 pm
FA Service Window – Diamond Head end of ‘Ilima 101
Admissions & Records Service Window – ‘Ewa end of ‘Ilima 102
Closed Weekends & State Holidays
‘Ilima, Rm 106
Phone: (808) 734-9524
Fax: (808) 734-9579
(please attention emails to: Kapi‘olani CC Business Office - Cashiering)
Priority Application Date: March 1
Kapiʻolani Community College utilizes standard budgets that are updated annually by the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Hawaiʻi. The budgets are a reflection of the changes in the national cost of living figures and local community costs. The cost of attendance includes more than the items the student pays to the institution.
How is your need determined?
Cost of Attendance (COA)
– Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
= Demonstrated Financial Need
By law, federal aid recipients cannot receive more aid than their Cost of Attendance. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is based on the income and asset information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The table below is based on full-time enrollment for 9 months (Fall & Spring semesters) during the 2023-24 academic year.
Pacific Islander: 2023 – 2024
Non-Resident: 2023 – 2024
* Resident tuition cost is $3,144year ($1,572 semester) full-time/12 credits or $131 per credit. Pacific Island tuition cost is $4,716 per year ($2,358 per semester) full-time/12 credits or $196.50 per credit. Non-resident tuition cost is $8,280 per year ($4,140 per semester) full-time/12 credits or $345 per credit
** New non-resident students add one time $25 application fee.
*** Effective July 1, 2011, the cost of attendance will include only an allowance to cover basic expenses incurred for board (not room) for students living in housing provided on a military base or for which a basic living allowance is provided.
Upon the student’s request, additional costs for books/supplies required for certain majors, documented child care, neighbor island travel allowance, and/or educational expenses related to disability that is not provided by other assisting agencies may be considered for the Federal Direct Loan Program.