Hawai'i Residency for Tuition Purposes

An official determination of residency status will be made at the time of application. Applicants may be required to provide documentation to verify residency status.

Should your residency be subject to question, please refer to Hawai`i Tax Return.

The University of Hawai`i (UH) is the state’s public institution of higher learning. Public institutions are partially supported by state taxes.
Therefore, UH, like all other public universities in the nation, may charge nonresidents a higher tuition, since nonresidents do not contribute to the state’s tax base.



Nonresident Students