The University of Hawai'i administration is proposing a three-year freeze to undergraduate tuition at all 10 campuses, and to reduce graduate tuition at UH Mānoa starting in Fall 2020.
According to UH, the proposed freeze aims to keep higher education accessible and affordable for Hawai'i residents.
The tuition cuts would apply to both resident and non-resident students.
Currently, undergraduate tuition rates are expected to increase by 2% at UH Mānoa and for lower division courses at the community colleges, and 1% at other campuses such at UH Hilo and UH West O’ahu for the next academic school year.
UH Mānoa undergraduate resident tuition is approximately $11,088 and non-residents is approximately $33,336.
Under the proposal, UH Mānoa resident graduate tuition would decrease by 2%, and non-residents by 10%, beginning in Fall 2020.
“The proposal seeks to address concerns relating to college affordability for Hawai’i residents,” Donald Straney, vice president for academic planning and policy stated in the memo to the board.
The proposal will be presented at the Board of Regents meeting today at Windward Community College.