5: Money and Banking

Aloha!  My name is Todd Shumway and I am the Director of Global Exchange at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.  We look forward to welcoming you to our new student orientation this fall at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Today I would like to talk to a little about your financial part of your planning for coming to school in Hilo.  As a student there are financial things that you need to plan for.  For example, tuition, student fees, housing costs, your meal costs, textbooks, and of course the other costs that you will have living in Hilo.  Hilo is a moderately priced town, so it is not necessary to spend a lot of money here, but of course you need to have good financial planning before you come.  So this section of the orientation will give you examples of the types of costs, the deadlines you need to be aware of and of course how you can make your payments to the University.

We are also always available for questions and please follow up and let us know if you have questions or concerns about this and about the financial portion of your stay at Hawai’i.  So once again we look forward to seeing you this fall and we say aloha.