Summer students at University of Hawai'i Maui College will soon enjoy a lower cost-per-credit price. The move comes after the Board of Regents met on Kaua'i last week.
Classes at UH Hilo, UH West O'ahu and other schools will also pay the new reduced rate of $248 per credit-hour. This is down from $317 at community college campuses and $350 at UH Hilo and UH West Oahu.
A similar reduction in summer tuition took place in 2011, and when students and faculty expressed support, the Regents decided to lower the price again. The reduction in 2011 resulted in a 2 percent increase in summer enrollment after two years of enrollment declines.
The tuition reduction is a strategy by officials to entice Hawai'i residents to enroll as students.
"We know that the costs of higher education are a concern for all of our students, and we hope to help alleviate some of that concern by making summer classes more affordable," said Linda Johnsrud, UH executive vice president for academic affairs/provost.