Matching resident tuition and 4-year graduation pathway.
Chaminade University is proud to announce a new undergraduate tuition match and four-year graduation pathway program starting with next year’s incoming Hawaii freshmen that will ensure a world-class, private education is within reach for even more families in the Islands.
The Hawaii Guarantee program will launch in Fall 2023 and provide all graduates of Hawaii high schools entering as first-time freshmen with the exact same tuition rate as the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s annual resident undergraduate tuition and an achievable path to graduate in four years.
The tuition match will mean students eligible for the program won’t pay a penny more to attend Chaminade University than the annual published tuition rate at UH-Manoa—a groundbreaking affordability pledge that underscores Chaminade’s strong commitment to expanding access to educational opportunities.
If students follow all the steps in their Four-Year Graduation Guarantee and are unable to graduate in four years, Chaminade will cover the rest to get program participants to graduation day.
“Our new Hawaii Guarantee program shows our serious commitment to help inspire and develop the next generation of Hawaii leaders by providing Hawaii high school graduates with a world-class education right here at home,” said Chaminade University President Dr. Lynn Babington.
“We are on a mission at Chaminade to put education in action for the public good—and the Hawaii Guarantee helps us meet that goal. Hawaii families have been grappling with no shortage of uncertainty in the last several years, but our Hawaii Guarantee is something they can count on and will ensure more Hawaii students are able to pursue higher education so they can make a positive impact in our community.”
Chaminade already has the highest four-year graduation rate among Hawaii universities.
The University’s support network for all incoming freshmen ensures each student has a dedicated academic advisor who will help them craft an achievable plan for graduating within four years. Those wraparound supports will continue throughout a student’s four-year journey at Chaminade so they have the guidance and help they need every step of the way.
“Our Hawaii Guarantee is a game-changer for incoming Hawaii students and their families and underscores our commitment to affordability in education,” Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Abigail Hurgo said. “Chaminade’s small class sizes, dedicated academic advisors and faculty, leadership opportunities, and career development program, allow our students to turn their passions into the skills and knowledge they need to become the next generation of Hawaii leaders.”
The program will apply to full-time, day undergraduates and can be used in conjunction with a comprehensive financial aid package, including grants and scholarships.
For more details on the program, click here.