Tuition and Fees

Cashier's Office, LSB 1st Floor, (808) 675-3718

Tuition and class fees are due the third Monday from when classes begin each semester. (See the current Academic Calendar for dates.) Students who fail to pay tuition by this day will not be able to add or drop classes and will jeopardize their eligibility to enroll in current and subsequent semesters.

Any prior unpaid student account charges must be cleared before a new registration may be completed. Tuition and fees payment must be tendered in U.S. dollars.

Students who decide not to return should contact the Registrar's Office to drop all classes. Discontinuance must be completed prior to the first day of classes to avoid a withdrawal fee. Tuition will be charged from the first day of classes to the date the discontinuance office receives the official discontinuance notification at the percentage rate listed under the Refund Schedule that follows on the next page. Those who do not drop their classes will retain them on their records and will be charged tuition. Once students register for classes, they are officially enrolled and committed to attend.

Students may add or drop classes online through the first four days of school. Students cannot drop all their classes on the Web if they decide not to attend. Instead, they must file for discontinuance. Students who anticipate receiving financial aid will be held responsible to pay tuition charges by the deadline date whether financial aid is available or not. Questions regarding tuition and fee assessment should be addressed to the BYUH Financial Services Office (Administration Building). The university reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice.

The charge for noncredit courses or for auditing courses is the same as for credit courses. Full-time status (for tuition assessment) for all undergraduate students is registration for 12 or more credit hours per semester.

Part-time status (for tuition assessment) for all undergraduate students is registration for less than 12 credit hours per semester. The tuition paid as a part-time undergraduate student does not entitle the student to health service, student activity privileges, or physical education suit and facility privileges.

Tuition and Fees

2016-2017 Tuition Cost for Fall & Winter

  LDS *Non-LDS
Per Credit $328 $656
8 or More Credits $2,620 $5,240

2016-2017 Cost of Attendance

  One Semester Two Semesters Three Semesters (does not include Summer break)
Tuition & Fees* $2,620 $5,240 $7,860
Non-LDS Tuition & Fees $5,240 $10,480 $15,720
Room and Board $3,025 $6,050 $9,075
Books and Supplies $650 $1,300 $1,950
Personal Expenses $600 - $1,572 $1,200 - $3,144 $1,800 - $4,716
Transportation $135 - $1,011 $270 - $2,022 $405 - $3,033
LDS Total: $7,030 - $8,878 $14,060 - $17,756 $21,090 - $26,634
Non-LDS Total: $9,650 - $11,498 $19,300 - $22,996 $28,950 - $34,494

Commuter Budget (for students living off-campus)

  One Semester Two Semester Three Semester (does not include Summer break)
Tuition & Fees $2,620 $5,240 $7,860
Non-LDS Tuition & Fees $5,240 $10,480 $15,720
Room and Board $2,200 - $3,000 $4,400 - $6,000 $6,600 - $9,000
Books and Supplies $650 $1,300 $1,950
Personal Expenses $600 - $1,572 $1,200 - $3,144 $1,800 - $4,716
Transportation $135 - $1,011 $270 - $2,022 $405 - $3,033
LDS Total: $6,205 - $8,853 $12,410 - $17,706 $18,615 - $26,559
Non-LDS Total: $8,825 - $11,473 $17,650 - $22,946 $26,475 - $34,419

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*A significant portion of the cost of operating the university is paid from the tithes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Therefore, students and families of students who are tithe-paying members of the Church have already made a contribution to the operation of the university. Because others will not have made this contribution, they are charged a higher tuition, a practice similar in principle to that of state subsidized universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents.

Dishonored Checks

Any student whose check is dishonored by his or her bank will be charged a handling fee of $20. Check-cashing privileges may be terminated at the discretion of the Director of Financial Services.

Tuition Adjustments

After the semester begins, a part-time student who increases the number of credit hours must pay for these additional hours on the day they are added. A full-time student dropping to part-time or a part-time student who decreases credit hours may be entitled to a tuition refund. A full refund will be allowed through the first fifteen calendar days of each semester/term for the difference between the number of credits the student starts with and the number of credits the students carry. Refunds for courses dropped after the first fifteen days will be subject to the refund schedule listed below. Any unpaid charges or encumbrances will be deducted from any refund to a student due to a tuition adjustment. Refund checks will be available to students based on the current refund policy, a copy of which is available on the BYUH Financial Services website.

Discontinuance-Tuition Charge/Refund

In the event of withdrawal by a student, tuition will be refunded on the following basis:

Calendar days after first day of class

Refund % Time of Discontinuance
100% up to 15 days after classes start
90% up to 25 days after classes start
50% up to 35 days after classes start
25% up to 50 days after classes start

The refund will be calculated based on the day that the withdrawal form is submitted to the Registrar's Office with clearance signatures. A withdrawal fee of $10 will be charged to process all applications for early withdrawal. No refund of scholarships or awards will be granted to a student. Class fees are also refunded on a pro-rata basis using the schedule above unless the fees are for materials provided at the beginning of class in which case no refund will be provided to students who received such materials.

Students financing tuition and fees through University financial aid programs will have aid programs credited according to the refund schedule. If a student discontinues or drops in status from full-time to part-time and has received a Stafford Loan or a Pell Grant, federal regulations may require the school to return a portion to the appropriate lending institution or Pell Grant Account. This may entail collecting back from the student any refunds already disbursed.

Any unpaid charges or encumbrances will be deducted from the refund amount due any student who withdraws. Any refund due a student because of withdrawal from school will be made approximately four weeks from the date on which the withdrawal was reported by the Registrar's Office.

Class Fees

Class fees change from time to time. Please contact the Registrar's Office at (808) 675-3736 for current information.

Course Title Fee
ART 265 Beginning Sculpture $50
ART 365 Intermediate Sculpture $50
ART 465 Advanced Sculpture $50
BIOL 201L General Botany Laboratory $30
BIOL 204L Pacific Natural History Laboratory $120
BIOL 212L Marine Biology Laboratory $75
BIOL 248L Conservation Biology Laboratory $130
BIOL 300 Animal Behavior $10
BIOL 350 General Ecology $130
BIOL 412L Marine Ecology Laboratory $130
CHEM 468L Physical BioChem Lab $10
EIL 319 English Academic Purposes I $8
EIL 329R Advanced II Adjunct $8
EIL 339 Reading Seminar $8
EIL 349 Advanced Extensive Reading $8
EXS 164 Life Saving $15
EXS 167 Beginning Surfing $30
EXS 265 Water Safety Instruction $17.50
GENS 101 General Studies $25
GEOL 105 Geology of the Pacific Basin $30
GEOL 105H Geology of the Pacific Basin Honors $300
HEC 162 Principles of Clothing Construction $20
MATH 95 Basic Mathematics and Beginning Algebra $50
MATH 97 Intermediate Algebra $50
MUSC 159R Individual Instruction $160
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction $200
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction $200
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction $200
MUSC 460R Individual Instruction $200
OCEN 201 Oceanography and Marine Science $120

Miscellaneous General Fees and Fines

Category Charge
Admissions application fee (nonrefundable) $35
Athletic locker fee $15
Duplicate ID (activity) $5
Credit by Examination Various
Return check fee $20
Student spouse activity card (nonrefundable) per semester $3
Traffic violation fines variable according to violation Various

Student Health Insurance Requirement

Student Insurance, ACR 162, (808) 675-3512

Effective First Term 2010, all full-time students will automatically be enrolled in the BYU-Hawaii Student Health Plan with no additional charge.

International students are required to add all their dependent(s) to the BYU-H Student Health Plan. If you drop below the full-time credit requirement without an approved reduced load, you and your dependents are automatically terminated from the Student Health Plan.

Domestic students have the option to add their dependent(s) to the BYU-H Student Health Plan. If you drop below the full-time credit required, you and your dependent(s) are automatically terminated from the Student Health Plan and will not be eligible to enroll in the school's plan until the following open enrollment which is in Fall semester.

To enroll dependents to the BYU-H Student Health Plan, come to the Student Insurance Office located at Aloha Center Room 162 to complete the enrollment form. Dependent rates are as follows:

Student Health Plan Dependent Coverage Rates:

Plan Type Semester Term

Single with one dependent $100.00 $50.00

Single with 2 or more dependent(s) $450.00 $225.00

Married with dependent(s) $450.00 $225.00

For more information, stop by at the Aloha Center Rm 162, Student Insurance Office or contact us at (808) 675-3512, Fax number (808) 675-4601 or e-mail us at

Financial Policies

The University has established the following financial policies relating to the collection of tuition, fees, housing and other charges from students.

Financial Statements

Statements will be mailed to each student at their current mailing address.

These statements will show the status of the student's account, including charges, payments received, past due amounts, service charges, and loans. These statements do not relieve the student from making required payments by the deadlines listed in this catalog.

Payment Method

All payments must be paid in U.S. currency and be received by BYU–Hawaii by the deadline dates listed in the Academic Calendar in this catalog. They may be paid online or to the BYU–Hawaii Cashier's Office either in person or by mail but must be received on or before the deadline dates.

If paying by mail, allow enough time for the mail to get to BYU–Hawaii. Send a check or money order. Do not send cash by mail. Payments can also be made by bank credit card online, in person at the Cashiers Office, or over the phone. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Delinquent Accounts

If an unsatisfactory financial relationship occurs because of unpaid fees, fines, loans, housing, returned checks, loss of property or breakage, the following recourse may be taken by the University:

  1. The student will not be allowed to advance register for future semesters/terms if he/she has past due balances.
  2. Cancellation of registration. This includes (a) the cancellation of registration when debts become past due after the registration has taken place, and (b) requiring students with bad debt history to pay in full for tuition and other charges in advance before being allowed to register.
  3. Withholding of academic credit. No transcript of credits, recommendation, registration or readmission to the University will be allowed until the obligation is cleared.
  4. In the event students become delinquent in the payment of their financial obligations BYU–Hawaii may assess (a) a financial charge in the amount of 1% per month against all unpaid debts over thirty days old, (b) all late charges, and (c) all costs of collection incurred by BYU–Hawaii including reasonable costs, expenses and attorney's fees incurred in collecting the debt. BYU-Hawaii may elect to turn student account balances over to an outside collection agency if we are unable to make satisfactory arrangements for payment with the student.

The above steps may be taken by the Director of Financial Services without further notice if a satisfactory arrangement is not made after the student has once been notified regarding his or her financial responsibility.