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?

Demonstrated Financial Need = Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

By law, federal aid recipients cannot receive more than their Cost of Attendance. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is based on 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 for 9 months (Fall & Spring semesters) during the 2018-19 academic year.

Residents: 2018 – 2019
Allowances Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Tuition $3,084 $3,084
Fees* $60 $60
Books/Supplies $1,040 $1,040
Transportation $450 $450
Room*** $2,685 $9,510
Utilities $1,374
Board $2,198 $4,160
Personal Costs $2,806 $3,246
TOTAL COST $12,324 $22,924
Pacific Islander: 2018 – 2019
Allowances Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Tuition $4,262 $4,262
Fees* $60 + $25 app fee $60 + $25 app fee
Books/Supplies $1,040 $1,040
Transportation $450 $450
Room*** $2,686 $9,510
Utilities $1,374
Board $2,198 $4,160
Personal Costs $2,806 $3,246
TOTAL COST $13,866 $24,466
Non-Resident: 2018 – 2019
Allowances Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Tuition $8,220 $8,220
Fees* $60 + $25 app fee $60 + $25 app fee
Books/Supplies $1,040 $1,040
Transportation $450 $450
Room*** $2,686 $9,510
Utilities $1,374
Board $2,198 $4,160
Personal Costs $2,806 $3,246
TOTAL COST $17,460 $28,060

 

*   Resident tuition cost is $3,084year ($1,542 semester) full-time/12 credits or $128.50 per credit

Pacific Island tuition cost is $4,626 per year ($2,313 per semester) full-time/12 credits or $192.75 per credit

Non-resident tuition cost is $8,220 per year ($4,110 per semester) full-time/12 credits or $342.50 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/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.

Kapi‘olani Community College x