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University of Hawaii proposes tuition decrease, then freeze

  • Video by Bruce Asato and University of Hawaii

    The University of Hawaii administration is seeking to increase affordability, improve price competitiveness and reverse enrollment declines by instituting a tuition decrease that would apply to nearly all students at the 10-campus system for this academic year and then freeze those lowered rates through 2023. UH President David Lassner said the request, which is unprecedented, would provide most UH students and their families with a flat tuition rate for five consecutive years, including 2018-19. The proposed tuition schedule goes before the University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday at its meeting at UH West Oahu.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    View of Bachman Hall on the Manoa Campus, Sunday, January 27, 2019.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “Tuition is really high, and it had been going up by $500 to $1,000 every year. Books and other fees like parking are really expensive. All the expenses really add up, and it’s hard to graduate in four years.”

    Emilygrace Ka‘aiakamanu

    UH-Manoa graduate student in social work

Nearly everything in Hawaii gets more expensive from one year to the next — but the cost to get a degree from the state’s higher-educational system could become a rare exception to that rule if the University of Hawaii administration has its way. Read more

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