Cost of Attendance

Kapiʻolani Community College utilizes standard budgets that are updated annually by the University of Hawaiʻi’s Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs. The budgets are a reflection of the changes in 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?

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By law, federal aid recipients cannot receive more than their Cost of Attendance. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is based upon the income and asset information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The table below is based on full-time enrollment, which is the equivalent of 9 months (or 2 semesters) during the specified academic year(s).

Residents: 2017-2018

Allowances Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Tuition $ 3,024 $ 3,024
Fees $ 60 $ 60
Books/Supplies $ 1,012 $ 1,012
Transportation $ 450 $ 450
Room*** $ 2,618 $ 9,270
Board $ 2,142 $ 4,054
Personal Costs $ 2,734 $ 3,164
TOTAL COST $ 12,040 $ 22,372

Pacific Islander: 2017 – 2018

Allowances  Living with Parents  Living Off-Campus
Tuition  $ 4,536  $ 4,536
Fees*  $ 60 + $25 app fee  $ 60 + $25 app fee
Books/Supplies  $ 1,012  $ 1,012
Transportation  $ 450  $ 450
Room  $ 2,618  $ 9,270
Board  $ 2,142  $ 4,054
Personal Costs  $ 2,764  $ 3,164
TOTAL COST  $ 13,552  $ 23,884

Non-Residents: 2017 – 2018  

Allowances Living with Parents Living Off-Campus 
Tuition $ 8,160 $ 8,160
Fees* $ 60 + $25 app fee $ 60 + $25 app fee
Books/Supplies $ 1,012 $ 1,012
Transportation $ 450 $ 450
Room*** $ 2,618 $ 9,270
Board $ 2,142 $ 4,054
Personal Costs $ 2,734 $ 3,164
TOTAL COST $ 17,176 $ 27,508

 

  • Resident tuition cost is $3,024 year ($1,512 semester) full-time/12 credits or $126 per credit
  • Pacific Island tuition cost is $4,536 per year ($2,268 per semester) full-time/12 credits or $189 per credit
  • Non-resident tuition cost is $8,160 per year ($4,080 per semester) full-time/12 credits or $340 per credit
  • New non-resident students add one time $25 application fee.
  • Effective July 1, 2011, 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 student’s request, additional costs for books or supplies required for certain majors, documented child care, neighbor island travel, or educational expenses related to a disability that is not provided by other assisting agencies may be considered for the Federal Direct Loan Program.

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