Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Brigham Young University Hawaii is $5,400 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 81% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 55% cheaper than the average Hawaii tuition of $11,910 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in Hawaii amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 9th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,310 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Laie should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,300.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $5,338 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,338 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to BYUH was $18,348 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Hawaii residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Brigham Young University Hawaii and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Brigham Young University Hawaii
Estimated Budgets
Hawaii Resident Total Budget $18,348
   In-State Tuition$5,400
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$6,310
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,338
   Books and Supplies$1,300
Non-Resident Total Budget $18,348
   Out-of-State Tuition$5,400
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$6,310
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,338
   Books and Supplies$1,300


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $18,348 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported BYUH net price for in-state students is $11,948* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

74% of Brigham Young University Hawaii students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,297. 19 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,210. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Brigham Young University Hawaii, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Brigham Young University Hawaii
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,948*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid74%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,297
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants19%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,210

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,010
$30,001 to $48,000$9,640
$48,001 to $75,000$12,169
$75,001 to $110,000$14,396

Average Financial Aid Mix - $18,348 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,348. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 33% - $4,297

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Brigham Young University Hawaii or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 32% - $4,222

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 35% -  $4,491

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Brigham Young University Hawaii.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at BYUH is $73,392 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $12,900 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $51,600**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $91,740 or $64,500 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Brigham Young University Hawaii.

Hawaii Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,700
Hawaii Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,174

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Brigham Young University Hawaii are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Brigham Young University Hawaii
Price per credit hour$225
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$675
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$900


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 21% of Brigham Young University Hawaii students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,222.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Brigham Young University Hawaii? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $51,600, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $64,023.77. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Brigham Young University Hawaii. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 74% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,900. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Brigham Young University Hawaii student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Brigham Young University Hawaii Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$533.53
Amount Borrowed$51,600.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$12,423.77
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$64,023.77

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend BYUH? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Brigham Young University Hawaii, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $64,023.77 would be needed to afford a $533.53 monthly payment in the example $51,600.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Brigham Young University Hawaii in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,630 to $5,400. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $73,392.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Brigham Young University Hawaii.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$25,233$100,931
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$32,204$128,817
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $41,102$164,406
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $47,580$190,321

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Brigham Young University Hawaii to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 55 46% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 47 48% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 46 17% cheaper
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies Bachelor's Degree 40 54% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 33 49% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 29 55% cheaper
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Bachelor's Degree 24 47% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 23 49% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 22 51% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 21 49% cheaper
Investments and Securities Bachelor's Degree 19 40% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 18 56% cheaper
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 17 46% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 16 56% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 13 54% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 7 55% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 6 56% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 6 56% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 55% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 4 17% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 4 51% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 53% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 3 50% cheaper
Voice and Opera Bachelor's Degree 3 58% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 49% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 3 48% cheaper
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 47% cheaper
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 42% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 55% cheaper
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 41% costlier
Keyboard Instruments Bachelor's Degree 1 59% cheaper
Human Resources Management and Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 55% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 48% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 1 61% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 1 44% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 57% cheaper
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 55% cheaper
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 1 60% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 56% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper


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About Brigham Young University Hawaii

Brigham Young University Hawaii is a four year private college located in Laie, Hawaii.  The school is affiliated with the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) faith.  Full time enrollment is 2,419 and part time is 447.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Brigham Young University Hawaii
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, Hawaii

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Brigham Young University Hawaii is a private not for profit institution.

Brigham Young University Hawaii cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230047 IPEDS survey data.