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Tuition and Fees

Information on tuition & fees are available at the UH Mānoa Records & Registration Office. Please see the Graduate Tuition & Scholarships page if you are considering a graduate program.

Stipends, Grants & Scholarships

Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (ASUH)

The ASUH offers 4 funding opportunities for classified undergraduate students.  To learn more about each opportunity click on the scholarship/award name or contact the ASUH at or 8088-956-4822.

  1. The ASUH Scholarship: The ASUH Scholarship is divided into three categories under which students with exceptional academic achievement, high financial need, and unique situations are recognized with scholarship funding. Full-time, classified undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) are eligible to apply for one of the three available categories.
  2. The ASUH Research AwardThe ASUH Research Award is intended to financially aid UHM full time, classified undergraduate students in pursuing research or attending conferences. For additional undergraduate research funding opportunities, visit the office of undergraduate research opportunities program.
  3. The ASUH Grad Test Preparation Award: The ASUH Grad Test Prep Award assists UHM full time, classified undergraduate students financially for graduate test costs and/or prep courses.
  4. The Study Abroad Scholarship:  Senate ASUH Study Abroad Scholarship was created to engage globally interested students by sharing the impact of studying abroad. By engaging study abroad students, we hope that this will help ASUH learn how to enhance the student life on this campus and further encourage students to take on great academic opportunities. UHM full time, classified undergraduate students may apply.

Dr. Niki Libarios #BeKindToAStudent Scholarship

The Dr. Niki Libarios #BeKindToAStudent Scholarship assists UHM COE undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to serving the Filipino community.  Funds shall be used for but not limited to costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.), travel costs, stipend, etc.  In addition, students may be asked to attend the annual Pamantasan Conference to participate and become more aware of Filipino issues in education.  The scholarship will become available beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year.  Applications may be completed online beginning November 15, 2019 and are due by February 15, 2020.

Hawai'i Education Association

The HEA offers three scholarships to undergraduate students (please see this link for their graduate student scholarship). All HEA scholarship are for its members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren of HEA members. Members must be in good standing and shall have been members for at least one year. Please call the HEA office at 808-949-6657 to request an application if you are not a member.

  1. HEA Student Teacher Scholarship: Sponsored by the Helen MacKay Memorial. The primary intent of this scholarship is to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. Two scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to two student teachers who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or post baccalaureate program in any state-approved or nationally accredited institution of higher learning or enrolled in a Hawaii SATE alternative licensure program.   Detailed instructions are included with the scholarship application form and recommendation form
  2. HEA Continuing College ScholarshipThe Hawaii Education Association (HEA) is offering two scholarships of $2,000 each to deserving undergraduate college and post graduate college students pursuing a career in education who are HEA members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted gradchildren of HEA members. These one-year scholarships will be awarded to continuing, full-time undergraduate students in any two- or four-year state or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.   Detailed instructions are included with the scholarship application form and recommendation form.
  3. HEA Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship has been established for an education major, intending to teach in a Hawaii public school, elementary or secondary level. One $2,000 scholarship is being offered to full-time undergraduate students currently attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 or better. A payment of $1,000 will be sent each semester to the credit of the recipient at the institution enrolled. Detailed instructions are included with the scholarship application form and recommendation form.

College of Education Scholarships

  1. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has implemented a new website with applications for scholarships for the entire campus, including our College of Education. Current UH Mānoa students and incoming transfer/graduate students with a UH ID# can apply for scholarships at the following website:
  2. Scholarship online applications are available on the STAR website from December to early February for the following academic year.  The deadline to apply for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 awards is February 15, 2020
  3. Search for the scholarships that you qualify for and apply to each scholarship individually online. You may want to save your short-essay responses in a separate file (ex. word document) so you can refer to it if you qualify to apply for multiple scholarships.

Scholarship applications are accepted once per year. The College of Education administers approximately $180,000.00 of scholarship funds exclusively for students currently enrolled, or in the process of applying to, the College of Education. Typically the award amount is about $2,000.00 per student for the academic year.

For more information:

Office of Student Academic Services
Phone (808) 956-7915

Teach Grant

What are the TEACH grants? Grants of up to $16,000 ($4000/year) degree-seeking students that can be used to cover the cost of tuition and other school expenses. The TEACH grants are authorized in the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which was enacted into law in Fall 2007 to recruit teachers into priority subject areas and low-income schools. There is a teaching service requirement.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information: Appointments with a financial aid counselor can be made no less than 24 hours in advance. To make an appointment, contact the financial aid office at (808) 956-7251.

Special Education Tuition Stipends

As of August 15, 2000, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (DOE) agreed to issue stipends to students enrolled in the B.Ed. and Post-bac programs in Special Education. The recipient understands that this tuition stipend is being awarded as part of an effort on the part of the UH and DOE to address the shortage of qualified special education teachers in Hawaii. Therefore, upon completion of all program requirements, the recipient is expected to actively pursue licensure as a special education teacher and teach special education in the DOE.

Students who wish to be considered for stipends must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted into the Special Education B.Ed. Early Childhood/Early Childhood SPED, B.Ed. Exceptional Students and Elementary Education, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in SPED program, or M.Ed.T. dual Secondary Education/SPED at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Not already licensed in Special Education
  • Submitted a completed, signed and notarized official Commitment Letter

Acceptance of the stipends is in acknowledgement of the following conditions:

  • The total amount of the stipends received under the Agreement is considered income by the IRS and is, therefore, taxable. 1099 forms will be issued and reported to the IRS at the end of each calendar year.
  • Only programs leading to licensure in special education have stipends attached. Stipend payments will be issued to the student at the beginning of each semester. The amount has been pro-rated according to the number of special education credit hours required for each program across the number of semesters scheduled for each program.
  • If a student is required to repeat a course for any reason (no pass, withdraw after the official drop date, etc.), the student will receive no additional stipend.
  • Commitment to teach as a special education teacher in the DOE as follows: a minimum of three years for the dual preparation and post-baccalaureate programs.

Breach of Contract
Should the recipient voluntarily terminate his/her educational program before completion or be dismissed from the program, the recipient shall be required to repay the DOE the entire amount of tuition assistance received within one year from termination and/or dismissal. In the event the recipient fails to repay this amount; the matter will be referred to the Department of the Attorney General for collection.

Should the recipient accept employment as a special education teacher in a Hawaii public school, but fail to remain employed for the required minimum number of years, the recipient shall be required to repay the DOE a percentage of tuition assistance received, determined by the recipient’s years of service as a licensed special education teacher, within one year from the last day of employment as a special education teacher.

For more information please contact the SPED department.