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Cost of Attendance

What is Cost of Attendance?

Our Financial Aid Office uses an estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) to determine a student’s financial aid eligibility. We use the standard budgets, updated by the University of Hawaii’s Office of the Vice President of Academic Planning and Policy, which reflect the changes in our national cost of living figures and local community costs.

A student’s COA will include costs associated with only the credits that are applicable to their degree program at Leeward CC. Please see Course Program of Study (CPoS) for more information.

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance

The figures below reflect the average estimated cost of attending Leeward Community College as a full-time (12 credits) student for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Your actual costs may vary depending your living arrangements and lifestyle. Remember, personal expenses, transportation costs, housing and meal costs off-campus, are not amounts you pay the university but are included below to help you plan for these expenses. Use these estimated expense budgets to assist you in planning for enrollment at Leeward Community College.

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.

  1. Tuition is based on full-time enrollment (12 credits) for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Resident tuition rate is $131 per credit/$1572 per semester/$3144 for academic year. Non-Resident tuition rate is $345 per credit/$4140 per semester/$8280 for academic year. Non-Resident Pacific Island Jurisdiction tuition rate is $196.50 per credit/$2358 per semester/$4716 for academic year.
  2. Effective Fall 2024, the University of Hawaii campuses will charge In-state/Resident tuition to students who are citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau.
  3. Citizens from American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Futuna, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis will continue to be assessed the Non-Resident Pacific Island Jurisdiction tuition rate.
  4. Student Fees include: Student Activity Fee, Student Government Fee, Health Center Fee, and Board of Student Communication Fee. Fees below is based on full-time enrollment (12 credits) for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).
  5. For students living in housing located on a military base or receiving a military housing allowance, your estimated cost will not include a housing allowance.

RESIDENT: Hawaii Residents, citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau

ALLOWANCES LIVING W/PARENTS OR RELATIVES
LIVING OFF-CAMPUS
Tuition $3,144 $3,144
Student Fees $70 $70
Books/Supplies $1,360 $1,360
Housing $5,231 $15,692
Food $2,270 $6,809
Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000
Transportation $3,462 $3,462
Loan Fees $68 $68
Total Cost $18,603 $33,603
ALLOWANCES LIVING W/PARENTS LIVING OFF-CAMPUS
Tuition $8,280 $8,280
Student Fees $70 $70
Books/Supplies $1,360 $1,360
Housing $5,231 $15,692
Food $2,270 $6,809
Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000
Transportation $3,462 $3,462
Loan Fees $68 $68
Total Cost $23,739 $38,739

PACIFIC ISLANDER: All other Pacific Island Jurisdictions

ALLOWANCES LIVING W/PARENTS LIVING OFF-CAMPUS
Tuition $4,716 $4,716
Student Fees $70 $70
Books/Supplies $1,360 $1,360
Housing $5,231 $15,692
Food $2,270 $6,809
Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000
Transportation $3,462 $3,462
Loan Fees $68 $68
Total Cost $20,175 $35,175

Contact Information

Contact the Financial Aid Office
Please use your UH email account when communicating with us via email. Please also include your student ID # in your message. If you do not have a UH email account, “Get a UH Username!” to create an account. Our response time for emailed questions may take an estimated 3–5 business days during peak times.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Address:
96-045 Ala Ike, AD 201 (Student Services Welcome Center)
Pearl City, HI 96782

Phone: (808) 455-0606
Fax: (808) 454-8804
Email: lccfao@hawaii.edu
Federal School Code: 004549