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UH wants to freeze tuition rates

The University of Hawaiʻi administration is proposing a decrease and subsequent freeze in tuition rates at all UH campuses, including HonCC.

The proposal would decrease approved tuition rates for nearly all students for the 2019–2020 academic year and then freeze those lowered rates for the 3-year period from 2020–2023.

“This unprecedented request would provide most UH students and their families with a flat tuition rate for five consecutive years including 2018–19,” said UH President David Lassner. “If approved, it will be a strong demonstration of our university commitment to affordability.”
and will work in concert with the remarkable Early College and Hawaiʻi Promise programs supported by the State to help bring the benefits of public higher education to more of Hawaiʻi‘s

The proposal comes at a time when enrollment at most schools is declining and tuition at UH’s four-year institutions has risen above many of its peer institutions.

For HonCC students, here’s what the new annual tuition rates would be.
Resident: $3,084 (Applies to 24 credit hours)—Reducing the approved tuition for 2019–2020 by 2 percent ($60)
Non-resident: $8,220 (Applies to 24 credit hours)—Reducing the approved tuition for 2019–2020 by 1 percent ($60)

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