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Affordable Tuition

With our affordable tuition rates, you’ll complete your Degree Program in a way that fits your plans.

Tuition rates

Per Credit Hour
Per 9 Hour Semester
To Complete Your Degree

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What Sets Us Apart

Ways to pay your tuition:

Paying with Financial Aid

The majority of PIU students qualify for federal financial aid, making it possible for them to complete their degrees. There are different types of financial aid for which you may be eligible.  Submit your FAFSA and the code below to learn the aid packages available to you.

Pacific Islands University‘s FAFSA Code: 034383 

Federal Grants

Pell Grants: These need-based grants are awarded to students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. 

Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG) Grants: These need-based grants are available for students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need when filing the FAFSA. 

Federal Student Loans

Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized): The interest on these need-based loans is paid by the federal government while you are enrolled in school at least half time or during deferment periods. 

Federal Direct Loans (Unsubsidized): These loans are available to most PIU students. You are responsible for the interest from the day you borrow the money until you repay the loan. 


For students who plan to pay for tuition without government assistance, payments or payment arrangements must be completed on or before the 60 days prior to program start date. 

Veterans benefits

PIU’s degree programs are approved for Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill®.  See the Veterans benefits provided here: PIU Veterans Benefits

Military tuition assistance

PIU‘s degree programs are approved for Tuition Assistance for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard service members. 
See GI Education Funding. 

2020-2021 Cost Breakdown

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES 2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition fee per credit hour for Undergraduate Students
Registration fee per 1st semester (non-refundable)
Student Services fee per 2nd semester
DE Student Services fee per semester (Distance Education Students only)
Accident Insurance per semester (non-refundable)
Tech Services Fee


  • Late registration (after the last day of registration) is $100.00. No students will be permitted to register after Friday, 4:00 p.m. of Week 1 of any semester. Only applies to on-campus students.
  • Students taking 5 credits or less will be charged 50% ($137.50) of the student services fee.  Only applies to on-campus students.

(the following charges are assessed when applicable)

Application fee (non-refundable)
Reapplication fee (non-refundable)
ESOL fees per course (for ENGL 071R and 072R)
English Placement Test Fee 2
Room Deposit (refundable)
Room Fee per semester
Transcript fee 4
Audit fee (per course)


  • Penalties for late payments and returned checks (see Student Financial Obligation Policy). Students taking dive classes will be responsible for the rental or purchase of equipment necessary for those classes and for any transportation costs to off-campus sites. Only applies to on-campus students.
  • Free for the academic year 2020-2021.
  • Graduation cap and gown are not included.
  • Transcript requests must be made in writing to the Registrar. Diplomas or transcripts are not issued if the student account has an outstanding balance.

Fees Per Semester1

School Fees
Tuition (12 Credit Hours)
Dorm Fee


  • The typical cost of attendance as a full-time student are based on the assumptions that an Independent student is sharing his/her room with another student and one (1) semester is a four (4)month period of class attendance. Only applies to on-campus students.

Amounts for food, transportation and personal expenses vary and are not included, they should be kept in mind when the overall costs are counted. For students whose permanent residence is not Guam, a round trip airfare must be added (~$1500.00).

The student still needs to calculate additional costs of approximately $150.00 for
textbooks. Only applies to on-campus students.

  • Will be reviewed annually.

Sample Scenarios of Net Cost

(Cost of Attendance minus total grants and scholarships)

Cost of Attendance*


Federal Pell Grant
State Grants
Other Scholarships/Grants
Expected Net Costs
Student taking 12 Credit hours per Semester
Cost of Attendance*


Federal Pell Grant
State Grants
Other Scholarships/Grants
Expected Net Costs

*Textbooks/Materials are not included in the computation, the student still needs to calculate additional costs of approximately $150.00 for textbooks. Only applies to on-campus students.


A full-time student (taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester), while maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or above, will receive a scholarship for the tuition costs of up to 3 credit hours beyond 12 credit hours in the succeeding semester.

Full-time students will be given priority over part-time students for dorm occupancy.  Full-time students will be admitted into the dorms on a “first come-first served” policy. 

Returning students must clear their previous balances in order to register for the next semester. On-campus students must be prepared to pay at least “$250.00” during registration at the beginning of the term after expected Federal Pell Grant is applied. A payment plan may be arranged by contacting the business office.

Example Computation:

The expected net cost of an on-campus resident student is $0.00 after financial aid. During registration, if the student has not received their financial aid award, the student must pay $250.00. The remaining balance of $750 can be paid in three monthly rates of $250 each.