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Spring 2024 Tuition Schedule

ITEM RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT PACIFIC ISLAND JURISDICTION
Tuition $131.00 per credit $345.00 per credit $196.50 per credit
Tuition For 300-Level Courses In The Sped Advanced Professional Certificate* $306.00 per credit $846.00 $459.00 per credit
Student Activities Fee $0.52  per credit
(up to a maximum of $5.20)
$0.52  per credit
(up to a maximum of $5.20)
$0.52  per credit
(up to a maximum of $5.20)
Student Government Fee $0.98 per credit
(up to a maximum of $9.80)
$0.98 per credit
(up to a maximum of $9.80)
$0.98 per credit
(up to a maximum of $9.80)
Student Health Center Fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Board of Student Communication Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

*Please note: other 300-level courses are charged the $131/credit tuition rate.

Summer 2023 Tuition Schedule

ITEM RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT PACIFIC ISLAND JURISDICTION
Tuition $248.00 per credit $357.00 per credit $302.00 per credit
Tuition For 300-Level Courses In The Sped Advanced Professional Certificate* $306.00 per credit $846.00 per credit $576.00 per credit
Remedial Math and English $131.00 per credit $345.00 per credit $196.50 per credit

 

Fall 2023 Tuition Schedule

ITEM RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT PACIFIC ISLAND JURISDICTION
Tuition $131.00 per credit $345.00 per credit $196.50 per credit
Tuition For 300-Level Courses In The Sped Advanced Professional Certificate* $306.00 per credit $846.00 $459.00 per credit
Student Activities Fee $0.52  per credit
(up to a maximum of $5.20)
$0.52  per credit
(up to a maximum of $5.20)
$0.52  per credit
(up to a maximum of $5.20)
Student Government Fee $0.98 per credit
(up to a maximum of $9.80)
$0.98 per credit
(up to a maximum of $9.80)
$0.98 per credit
(up to a maximum of $9.80)
Student Health Center Fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Board of Student Communication Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

*Please note: other 300-level courses are charged the $131/credit tuition rate.

In addition to the above tuition and fees, costs such as books and supplies may be a part of your cost. 

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Returned Check Fee

Checks tendered to the University of Hawaii or any department therein, and returned to the maker’s bank for any reason will result in a $25.00 charge and a hold will be placed on the student’s account. DO NOT PLACE A STOP PAYMENT on checks. A stop payment on a check is considered a returned check and is not acknowledged as an official drop from courses or withdrawal from the University.  University departments reserve the right to refuse further check payments for any University receivable where three (3) or more checks have been returned for any reason.

Transcript Fee

Leeward Community College now offers eTranscripts, which can be sent to any valid email address in a secure certified PDF format. These transcripts are considered official documents and can be validated as they have been digitally signed and certified by the College Registrar.

This is the fastest and most cost-effective way to send and/or receive an official transcript. Orders are typically processed within minutes but may take up to a few hours during peak periods. For more information on transcripts, and requests click here.

Graduation Fee

A non-refundable $25 fee is payable at the time a student applies for a degree or Certificate of Achievement. For students denied graduation, the fee is nonrefundable but may be applied to subsequent graduation applications. Proof of payment is required for the fee to be waived for subsequent semesters.

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Late Registration Fee

Late registration means initially registering for any course during or after the Late Registration period. A late fee of $30 will be charged to any student registering for the first time, including those whose registration was canceled for nonpayment, beginning during the late registration period. 

Students who have already registered but who choose to make changes to their schedules during or after the late registration period will be charged a $5 fee each time they require Admissions and Records assistance. The fee will not be charged for adding or dropping a class via your MyUH Services account.

Change of Registration Fee

Change in Registration means making any changes e.g. dropping, adding, changing sections, or grading options to your original registration.

Students who have already registered but who choose to make changes to their schedules will be charged a $5 fee each time they require Admissions and Records assistance.

The Change of Registration fee will not be assessed to any changes made to your schedule if you make your changes via MyUH Services. Any additional tuition and student activity fees are applicable regardless of where or how the class is added.

Other Fees

Please note: All registered students will be liable for all applicable tuition and other related fees whether or not they attend those classes. Students are advised to officially withdraw from the classes they do not plan to attend. Failure to withdraw may result in a financial obligation and a failing grade. The college has the right to disenroll students for non-payment.

Tuition Refund Policy

In the event that you initiate a complete withdrawal from the University or a change from full-time to part-time during the three-week refund period for semester-long classes, tuition and fees are refunded as indicated below.

Fall and Spring Semesters
  • 100% refund of tuition and fees for complete withdrawal only if made on or before the last day of late registration.
  • 100% refund of tuition only (no fees) for partial withdrawal if made on or before the last day of late registration.
  • 50% refund of tuition (no fees) if complete withdrawal or change in status or a change from one tuition rate to another tuition rate if made within the first three weeks of instruction.
  • 0% refund if complete withdrawal or change in status or a change from one tuition rate to another tuition rate is made beginning the fourth week of instruction.

Please refer to the Part-of-Term chart to view refund dates for part-of-term courses (accelerated and modular courses that meet for periods other than the entire semester). Processing of refunds generally starts after the last day of receiving a 50% refund of tuition (see Academic Calendar). For non-financial aid recipients, refunds will be made back to the credit card if payment was made by that card. All other refunds may be issued through eRefund or by mailed check.

Summer Sessions

Refunds for Summer Courses are determined by the elapsed instructional time as a percentage of the total instructional time for the course.  A student may receive 100%, 50% or 0% refund.  See the Academic Calendar and Part-of-Term table for specific deadlines.  Processing of refunds generally start after the last day of receiving 50% refund of tuition in summer session II.

The college reserves the right to redirect refunds to apply to any financial account balances for another semester.

Payment Deadlines

Payment Receipt Deadlines

Fall 2023

The payment deadline for tuition and fees is determined by the date you register for classes.

The payment due date at all UH campuses for Fall 2023 is Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 4:00 pm (HST).

  • Receipt of full payment (for all credits registered for) or enrollment in the payment plan on or before this date is required.
  • Financial Aid award or scholarship recipients should contact their campus Financial Aid Office for additional information.

Additional information on payments.

Disenrollment from Fall 2023 Classes

If you have registered or plan to register for Fall 2023 semester, please be informed that you must pay any outstanding prior term balances greater than $200.00 by August 1, 2023, or you will be dis-enrolled from your Fall 2023 classes.

NOTE: If you registered for the Fall semester but do not plan to attend, please log into STAR and drop your classes to ensure that you are not charged. Check each institution’s website for specific Payment Deadlines and Policies.

Cancellation explanation: All registered students will be liable for all applicable tuition and other related fees whether or not they attend those classes. You are advised to officially withdraw from the classes you do not plan to attend. Failure to withdraw may result in a financial obligation and a failing grade. The college has the right to disenroll students for non-payment.

Payment Details

Registration will not be automatically canceled for nonpayment. If payment is not received or you have not signed up for the payment plan, the University of Hawai’i may place a financial hold on your student account until this obligation is paid in full. Additionally, the University may deny you further registration and/or cancellation of registration, transcripts, diplomas, and other University services.

Visit the UH System Academic Calendars to view payment and refund dates for each campus.

Check with the campus offering the course for refund and withdrawal procedures.

*Payments will be applied to the oldest charges first, if applicable.

Students who register at more than one UH campus should pay particular attention to payment deadlines as they may vary from campus to campus. Deadline information is available at each campus website or contact the Admissions and Records Office at the campus offering the course.

Dates are subject to change without prior notice.

** lf you decide not to take a course, you must manually drop it online before the appropriate deadline. Once you register for a class, you are financially responsible for all tuition and related fees whether or not you attend the class.

Details on Payment Procedures for Students Receiving Certain Scholarships, Tuition Assistance, and Loans

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National Service Trust/Americorps Recipients

Complete and submit your Americorps vouchers online at https://my.americorps.gov. The Financial Aid Office will certify your form. When payment is received, the Cashier’s Office will post it to the student’s account.

Army Reserve Tuition Subsidy

The 9th RSC has received approval for the Pacific Reserve Education Program (PREP). Take your approved Form DA2171 to the Cashier’s Office at least 10 working days before the appropriate payment deadline. You are responsible for paying any remaining tuition and fees not covered by PREP. Contact your Army Reserve unit commander for more information.

National Guard Tuition Assistance

The Hawai‘i National Guard Tuition Assistance Program is a reimbursement program. At the end of each semester, the National Guard will reimburse Guard members directly for tuition. Please contact your unit commanding officer for further information. Students are responsible for paying all tuition and fees by the appropriate payment deadline.

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Third-Party Sponsor Scholarship Recipients

If your tuition is being paid by a third-party sponsoring agency (e.g. World Health Organization, East-West Center, Alu Like, Vocational Rehabilitation, armed forces branch, State of Hawai‘i Department of Education, etc.), your third-party payment will automatically be posted to your student account within 48 hours after you have registered. The sponsoring agency must submit the appropriate forms to each individual campus you are registering for. Your account information will be displayed on the Review My Charges/ Make an Online Payment page. You are responsible to pay the remaining tuition and/or fees by the appropriate payment receipt deadline. If the Cashier’s Office does not receive a letter of financial guarantee, purchase order or authorization letter from your sponsor at least 5 working days prior to the appropriate payment deadline, you must pay for your own tuition and fees. When the sponsor sends payment for the tuition and fees, the University will process a refund. If you have questions or want to confirm that your sponsor has met University billing requirements, please call the Cashier’s Office.

If the third-party sponsoring agency does not make payment for your tuition for any reason after being billed by the University, you will be responsible for paying any unpaid balances on your student account. Failure to do so will result in sanctions for outstanding financial obligations being imposed on your student account.

Loan Deferments

Submit loan deferment forms to the Admissions and Records Office after tuition and fees are paid.

Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits

The U.S. Congress established federal tax credits for qualified college tuition and related expenses under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Information about the Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits: contact your tax advisor.

All students, except non-resident aliens, who were charged qualified tuition and related expenses from January 1 to December 31 will receive a 1098-T tax form. This form will reflect amounts billed (not paid) for qualified tuition and related expenses and amounts paid for scholarships and grants during the previous calendar year.

The form is generally available via MyUH Services.

Note: You must provide your Social Security Number to the University. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 requires the University to collect and use students’ Social Security Numbers or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to report qualified tuition and related expenses billed to students and scholarship and grant payments made to students to the IRS each year

Payment Procedures and Options

How to View and Pay for Tuition and Fees

To view your bill and make payments online:

    1. Log on to MyUH Services
    2. Click on or search for “Pay Tuition and Fees”

For the Fall and Spring semesters: payments for tuition and fees can be made in full or in installments. Students who cannot pay in full by the deadline indicated have the option to enroll in the payment plan. Payments for tuition for the Summer must be made in full.  There are NO Installment Payment Plans available for Summer Sessions. If you are receiving a tuition waiver or scholarship, check with your home campus financial aid office or the awarding department before making payment.

Tuition and fee payments can be made by:

You may access the Payment Site via MyUH Services or STAR:

    • MyUH Services
      • Click on or search for “Pay Tuition and Fees (Student Login)”
      • Note: You may designate an authorized user and that person would use the Authorized User log-in to make payments.
    • STAR
      • Click on “View/Pay”
      • In the Payment Site, click on “Make Payment”
    • While in the Payment Site:
      • Select “Pay By Term” – Note: You are able to change the date of payment and can either pay in full or change the amount.
      • Click the “Add” button next to the amount you are paying, then click the “Continue” button
      • Select your payment method and click “continue.” Pay by MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or JCB credit card, debit card, or eChecking.  Checking accounts need to be verified before you are able to use them as a payment method.
      • Review payment information and click the “Submit Payment” button.

Make checks payable to “Leeward Community College” and mail to:
Leeward Community College
Cashier’s Office
96-045 Ala Ike; Pearl City, HI 96782

Mail payments must be RECEIVED by the appropriate deadline. You should allow a minimum of 5 days for delivery prior to the deadline. Do not use Campus Mail. To ensure proper crediting to your account, use the Tuition Mail-In Remittance Form. Write your student ID number on the bottom left of the check. Improperly completed remittance forms and checks may be returned to you unprocessed and will not be posted to your account.

Pay by cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check, traveler’s check, or debit card (no in-person credit card processing) at: Leeward Community College Cashier’s Office, lower level of the Administration Building.

National Service Trust/Americorp Recipients
Complete and submit your Americorp vouchers online at https://my.americorps.gov. The Financial Aid Office will certify your form. When payment is received, the Cashier’s Office will post it to the student’s account.

Army Reserve Tuition Subsidy
The 9th RSC has received approval for the Pacific Reserve Education Program (PREP). Take your approved Form DA2171 to the Cashier’s Office at least 10 working days before the appropriate payment deadline. You are responsible for paying any remaining tuition and fees not covered by PREP. Contact your Army Reserve unit commander for more information.

National Guard Tuition Assistance
The Hawai‘i National Guard Tuition Assistance Program is a reimbursement program. At the end of each semester, the National Guard will reimburse Guard members directly for tuition. Please contact your unit commanding officer for further information. Students are responsible for paying all tuition and fees by the appropriate payment deadline.

Important Reminders

    • If you add a class after your tuition is paid, any additional tuition and fees must be paid by 3:30 pm on the appropriate payment receipt deadline
    • Be sure to drop any classes you do not want even if you have not paid for them to avoid financial and academic penalties. Not all registrations are automatically canceled.

Payment Plan

After registering for classes, you must pay in full by the payment due date or have secured financial aid award/scholarships or sign up for an installment payment plan. The Installment Payment Plan allows you to divide your tuition balance into manageable multiple installments. It is your responsibility to verify payment is received by each payment due date. Students with current term installment plans will not be dis-enrolled from course enrollment.

Financial Aid award or scholarship recipients should contact the Financial Aid office on their campus for additional information. Students are not required to sign-up for the installment plan. If you have financial aid and/or scholarships that will cover the total cost of tuition and fees, you do not need to sign-up for the installment plan.

Enrollment Eligibility

    • You do not owe a balance greater than $200 from a prior term and/or have not been referred to a collection agency.
    • You have a balance due greater than $300 and are registered for the current Fall or Spring term.

You are able to sign-up one month prior to the first installment payment due date and may choose to start the plan in August (Fall) and December (Spring). You are required to pay a non-refundable installment plan fee of $30 at the time of sign up.

The installment plan will be equal monthly payments depending upon when you sign up; there are 4, 3, and 2 month installment plans. Payment due dates will be the 15th of each month and will be taken out automatically from the same account used to sign up. You are able to update/edit your account information at any time. Please note that if account information changes, it may take up to 24 hours, so plan accordingly if payment date is near.

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER
August 15 January 15 Plan Not Available
September 15 February 15
October 15 March 15
November 15 April 15


Failure to make payment

If you fail to make a payment (e.g. insufficient funds, closed credit card, closed bank account), you may be dis-enrolled from the payment plan and your account will become delinquent. Consequences include:

    1. A financial hold placed on your account
    2. Dis-enrolled from future term
    3. Unable to receive transcripts
    4. Notification that full payment must be received within 15 days or sanctions will be imposed

If full payment is not received, the student’s account may be referred to a collection agency and other sanctions as defined in University of Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 20-10 (PDF) will be imposed.

The university reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this document.

Payment plans are available for the Fall and Spring terms only and are available for enrollment during specific time periods.  There are two ways to access the Payment Plan page:

  1. STAR GPS – In STAR GPS Registration, click on the “Make Payment” button. Once you are logged into the payment system, click on the “Payment Plans” tab.
  2. MyUH – Search for and then select the “Enroll in Payment Plan” task. After logging in, you will be brought directly to the “Payment Plans” tab

View UH FAQs for Student eCommerce Services for additional information.

$30 non-refundable fee per student per semester per plan to participate.

The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this document.

Continuing students who cannot pay in full by the established payment receipt deadline have the option to enroll in the installment payment plan to prevent disenrollment of their classes. If you have been awarded financial aid for the current term (login to MyUH Services to see if you have an award), you do not need to sign up for the payment plan by the established payment receipt deadline. If you have met the terms of your awarded financial aid, your aid will automatically be applied as payment toward eligible charges. If a balance remains on your account after the Financial Aid disbursement date, you may still sign up for the payment plan.

    • Students must be registered for the current semester to sign up for a payment plan. Students will not be able to sign up for a payment plan if there is a past due balance on their student account from a previous term, or if there is a financial obligation hold on their account.  Past due balances must be paid and financial obligation holds must be cleared prior to enrolling in a payment plan.
    • Enrollment in the payment plan will not result in the removal of any financial obligation hold.
    • Only students with a minimum unpaid balance of $300.00 may enroll in a payment plan.
    • Once a student has enrolled in a payment plan, the student is expected to pay all financial charges incurred and the student will not be dis-enrolled from classes.
    • Installment payments are automatically scheduled when you sign up for a payment plan and will be deducted from your designated account on the scheduled payment dates. Be sure to have sufficient funds available in your bank account or on your card.
    • eCheck or eSavings payments to the University of Hawaii and returned from the maker’s bank for any reason (e.g. insufficient funds, closed bank account, incorrect bank information) will result in a $25.00 returned payment charge. DO NOT issue a STOP PAYMENT. A stop payment is a returned payment, it is not acknowledged as an official drop from courses or withdrawal from the University. Students should drop all classes before the established deadline to avoid incurring finance charges.
    • Students who fail to make full payment for any reason (e.g. insufficient funds, closed credit card, closed bank account) by the end of all scheduled payments will: 1) be dis-enrolled from the payment plan; 2) have a financial hold placed on their student account, and 3) be notified that full payment must be received within 15 days or sanctions will be imposed. If full payment is not received, the student’s account may be referred to a collection agency and other sanctions as defined in University of Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 20-10 will be imposed.
    • All financial aid and scholarships received by the University shall be applied in full to a student’s account balance at the time of receipt and the student’s remaining payments in the plan will be reduced.
    • Payment plans are not available to students whose account has been referred to the collection agency for unpaid balances from prior semesters.

For additional information and answers to common payment plan questions, view the eCommerce Services FAQs.

Cashier Office and Policies

Information and Resources

SERVICES PROVIDED

    • Phone/In-person Inquiries about student accounts
    • Collection of tuition and other fees in-person by cash, personal check, money orders, cashier’s check, or debit card (no in-person credit card processing) Please note: in-person debit card payments require the authorized account owner (name on the debit card) to be present
    • Process 3rd party sponsored tuition payment vouchers, tuition purchase orders, and military tuition assistance
    • Process employee tuition waivers
    • Process student tuition refunds.
    • Handle Pepsi and Tailor Made vending machine issues
    • Upass semester stickers – Cash Only
    • Drop slot for document deliveries after hours
    • Update holds

If the question you have is not on our list, feel free to stop by AD 113 or send us an email.

CONTACT INFO

AD 113 (ground floor)

Cashier Window Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am –3:30 pm.
Phone: (808) 455-0308
Fax: (808) 455-0229
Email: lcc.cashier@hawaii.edu

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Authorized User Setup

An Authorized User is a person, like a parent or a guardian, who you authorize to make payments on your behalf. DO NOT GRANT ACCESS TO EMPLOYERS, SPONSORS, OR 3rd PARTY PAYERS USING THIS ON-LINE METHOD. In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), your student financial records may not be shared without your written consent. Adding an Authorized User is your written consent that an individual may view your student account information and make payments on your behalf. Authorized Users DO NOT have access to your stored payment methods, academic records, or other personal information.

Authorized Users (parents, guardians, etc.) must first be set up by the student. Then the Authorized User should log in to the URL provided in the confirmation email to make a payment or set up a payment plan.

1. Once you are logged into the payment system, click on the “Authorized Users” tab.
2. On the next page, click on the “Add Authorized User” tab. Enter their email address, click the appropriate radio buttons and then “Continue”
3. Read the terms of the agreement and click on “I Agree.” Then click “Continue”

Your Authorized User will receive two separate emails with instructions for accessing your account. One email will contain your Authorized User’s username and the other will contain their password.

E-Refund Sign Up
  1. Log into your MyUH account
  2. Click on “Enroll in Direct Deposit eRefunds” or search for eRefunds.
  3. Click on “Set up Account” (Use Existing Account or Set up a new account)
  4. Click on Security Settings to set up Two-Step Verification (If you already did this, skip this step)
  5. Enter bank account information & billing information if you are setting up a new account. DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR ROUTING AND ACCOUNT NUMBERS!
  6. Click on continue
  7. View terms & conditions, then click on “I Agree”
  8. Your checking/savings account will go through a pre-note verification process. This could take up to 5 business days. Your account will not be available until it has been verified.
Policy: Financial Obligations

Students who have not met their financial obligations at any college in the University of Hawai‘i System (such as nonpayment of tuition and fees, traffic fines, library fines, loans, etc.) to the satisfaction of the University of Hawai‘i may be denied letters of verification or certification, registration, withdrawal, grades, transcript requests, graduation, diplomas, and other university services.

Enrollment at the University of Hawai‘i signifies consent to, and acceptance of, all policies and procedures governing enrollment including financial liability. Students who fail to clear all financial obligations in a timely manner may result in their account being sent to a collection agency. Students agree to pay the University of Hawai‘i all reasonable costs for collection, to The University of Hawai‘i also has the ability to submit an account to garnish state income tax refunds to offset financial obligations.

Copies of the delinquent financial obligation policy and procedures are available for inspection at the Office of the Dean of Student Services and the College’s Business Office.

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Print a Tax Form

To retrieve the form, please use the following instructions:

  1. Log onto MyUH Services
  2. In the search box, type “1098T”
  3. Click on the “View/Print 1098-T Tax Form and Information” link/icon.
  4. Enter the appropriate tax year, and submit.
  5. Print a screenshot for your records.

If the third-party sponsoring agency does not make payment for your tuition for any reason after being billed by the University, you will be responsible for paying any unpaid balances on your student account. Failure to do so will result in sanctions for outstanding financial obligations being imposed on your student account.

3rd Party Inquiries

FERPA
Please note, that although we welcome your inquiries, due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we may not be able to discuss with you the specific details of a student’s account without his/her written consent. We may only be able to discuss general information with you when you contact our office. Therefore, when making inquiries, it is always preferable that the student be the one to make direct contact with the department or office involved.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”
You can learn more about Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).