Graduate Tuition & Scholarships

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Tuition and Fees

Information on tuition & fees are available at the UH Mānoa Records & Registration Office

Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship applications are accepted once per year. Typically, the award amount is about $2,000.00 per student for the academic year. Below is a sampling of some of the scholarships offered to College of Education students. UH Manoa also provides an exhaustive list of resources that are not specific to education but may still apply to your situation, and the STAR system will allow you to view UH Mānoa scholarships, awards & internships. To access scholarship applications, you will need  to create a UH username and password. 

Graduate Scholarships Min GPA? Residency Amount
Hawai'i Education Association (HEA) Student Teacher Scholarship N/A Hawaii Educator Total Value: $3000
Joseph & Sumie Bishop Scholarship 2.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $2,392
Gladys Brandt/Bank of Hawai‘i Endowed Scholarship 3.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $1,470
James & Abigail Campbell Foundation Scholarship in Teacher Education 3.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $3,618
College of Education Alumni Scholarship 3.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $1,796
Alice, Sumy & Carl Daeufer Family Scholarship in Teacher Education 3.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $3,000
Alexander Poki Kali Memorial Scholarship 3.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $2,496
McInerny Foundation Scholarships in Teacher Education 3.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $2,500
Frances M. J. & Alexander L. Pickens Scholarship in Secondary Education 3.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $2,588
Pearl & Paul Yamashita Scholarship 3.5 Hawaii Only Not Provided
Takasuke and Tome Nomura Family Scholarship 2.0 Hawaii Only Average awarded: $1,088
Mitsuo & Chisato Adachi Scholarship for Graduate Study in Education 3.0 Any Average awarded: $2,208
Mary Tenney Castle Memorial Graduate Fellowship 3.0 Any Average awarded: $1,206
Aurora & Royal Fruehling Fellowship 3.0 Any Average awarded: $1,987
Andrew & Jennie L. In Scholarship for Graduate Study 3.0 Any Average awarded: $1,515
Robert & Brigitte Campbell Scholarship in Science Education 3.0 Any Average awarded: $1,582
College of Education General Scholarship Fund 3.0 Any Average awarded: $832
Scholarship in Early Childhood Education 3.0 Any Average awarded: $511
Hawaiian Telcom Math & Science Scholarship 3.0 Any Average awarded: $2,397
Stella Lau In Memorial Scholarship for the College of Education 2.0 Any Average awarded: $771
Yuriko K. and Cheong Lum Scholarship 3.0 Any Average awarded: $808
Kenneth and Laura Onomoto Miyoshi Scholarship 3.0 Any Not Provided
Scholarship in Special Education 3.0 Any Average awarded: $1,741
Hazel Van Allen Scholarship in Teacher Preparation 3.0 Any Average awarded: $1,173

Note: Tuition, funding and scholarship information changes frequently. Please talk to an advisor to confirm the information shown here is the most current information available.

Stipends, Grants & Loan Forgiveness

Special Education

Stipends may be available to candidates accepted into the Special Education B.Ed. Early Childhood/Early Childhood SPED, B.Ed. Exceptional Students and Elementary Education, or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in SPED program. Upon completion of all program requirements, the recipient is expected to teach special education in a Hawaii DOE school for a minimum of 3 years.

Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness – SPED teachers at Title I schools can qualify for up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness. Title I Schools serve low-income families. Contact spedinfo@hawaii.edu for specifics

Teaching Licensure Programs

If you are considering a graduate program that leads to teacher licensure, learn more about 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.