Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, HI

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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $2,913
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
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Hawai‘i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is a 4-year, private university located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Students at Hawai‘i Pacific University earn associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Hawai‘i Pacific University is located in downtown Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu and is the state’s largest private nonprofit university. Established in 1965, HPU is home to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from Hawai‘i, the mainland, and more than 100 countries around the world. 

The university offers 33 undergraduate programs, 18 graduate programs and 3 doctoral programs. HPU has been named “Hawai‘i’s Best University” (Wallethub.com, 2019) and the most diverse private nonprofit university in the country (the Chronicle of Higher Education, 2016). HPU alumni, numbering 45,000-plus worldwide, also enjoy the highest median salary among graduates of all universities in the state (Guidetoonlineschools.com, 2019).

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Military & Veteran Support Programs

Hawai‘i Pacific University offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is HPU a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, Hawai‘i Pacific University is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is HPU a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, HPU is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Does HPU offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, HPU offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does HPU offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, HPU offers a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans.  

What are HPU’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $1,125 per credit hour HPU’s tuition rate for active military exceeds the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.For more info on undergrduate tuition rate for veterans, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are Hawai‘i Pacific University’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $1,125 per credit hour HPU’s online tuition rate for active military exceeds the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info on undergrduate tuition rate for veterans, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Hawai‘i Pacific University offer online degree programs?

Yes, Hawai‘i Pacific Univeristy offers online degree programs. 

Is HPU approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Hawai‘i Pacific University is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Hawai‘i Pacific Univeristy offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Hawai‘i Pacific University has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding up to the Tuition Assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. 

Eligible veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is HPU a military friendly school?

Hawai'i Pacific University is considered military friendly.  They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Hawaii yellow ribbon school.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for military.

Is Hawai‘i Pacific University a MyCAA school?

Yes HPU is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from Hawai‘i Pacific University

Military Campus Programs seeks to provide an effective and challenging education for all military service members, their families, Veterans, and Department of Defense (DOD) civilian personnel. We recognize their need for flexibility without sacrificing academic integrity in educational programs. We use various traditional and distance learning course delivery methods to educate our students in an ever-changing global environment.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 29,520
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 25,162
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    - $ 4,358
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 250
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $2,913
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    NO
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    All
  • All
  • Amount
    $5,700
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $29,520
    In State
    $29,520
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $290
    Campus
    $290
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $840
    Campus
    $840
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,200
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 200
Student Population
  • Student Count
    3,481
    Undergraduate
    438
    Graduate
    589
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    36.5%
    Population
  • Female
    57.5%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
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Thomas Flores

Director, Military/Veterans Support

Thomas Flores has been with Hawaii Pacific University since January 2000, while he was an active duty servicemember in the United States Navy. While active duty he completed his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2003 and Master of Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University in 2005. Mr. Flores retired from the United States Navy after a twenty-three year career in 2007 and started working at HPU the day he retired. He has been the Director of the HPU Military/Veterans Center since June 2011 and has helped thousands of servicemembers, veterans and family members with their veterans education benefits.

Message From The School

Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomes our veterans with military-friendly classes, convenient course scheduling, and support services to help you reach your educational goals. The HPU VA School Certifying Officials (SCOs) are located in the HPU Military/Veterans Center on the main campus. The SCOs are responsible for certifying enrollments to the VA for students using GI Bill® benefits at HPU. Students receiving Veterans Education benefits may register for courses online or at any Hawai‘i Pacific University registration center.

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