Nonresident applicants must pay a $25.00 nonrefundable, nontransferable application fee.
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Hawaii, on active military duty, and their authorized dependents are exempt from this fee.
Admission Residency Regulations
- Has been physically present in the State of Hawaii for at least twelve months prior to the first day of the semester.
- Has demonstrated an intent to make Hawaii a permanent residence/domicile.
Nonresidents: To Change Residency Status for Tuition Purposes
To apply for a change in residency status:
- Complete the University of Hawaii Maui College Petition for In-State Tuition form and provide as much of the following information as possible. Any of the following documents can assist in determining your residency status:
- Either a Tax Clearance Certificate from the Hawaii State Tax Office certifying the year(s) in which you filed Hawaii resident income tax returns or a copy of your last professionally prepared Hawaii State income tax return.
- Affidavit of Hawaii Voter Registration.
- An employer contract or letter verifying the dates of employment.
- Copy of your parent’s/guardian’s latest Hawaii personal income tax forms.
- Long-term lease, rental, or home purchase agreement.
- Statement from public and/or private agencies attesting to your residency for a specific period of time.
Special Notice to Currently Enrolled Nonresident Students at All UH Campuses
- enrolled for 6 credits or more at any UH campus;
- was absent from Hawai`i for more than 30 days per year during school vacation periods;
- received student financial assistance based on residency in another state; or
- was a dependent of nonresident parent(s) or legal guardian.
The newly-adopted policy is in accordance with Chapter 20-4-8, Hawaii Administrative Rules:
Presence in Hawai`i primarily to attend an institution of higher learning shall not create resident status. A nonresident student enrolled for six credits or more per term shall be presumed to be in Hawai`i primarily for educational purposes. Such period of enrollment shall not be counted toward the establishment of a bona fide domicile of one year in Hawai`i. A student may rebut this presumption of nonresidence if clear and convincing evidence is provided that the student has abandoned the student’s previous residence and has established a bona fide residence in Hawai`i primarily for purposes other than educational.
To demonstrate the intent to make Hawai`i your legal residency, filing a Hawai`i resident personal income tax return is the primary indicia.