Military - Find the Right Program For you

University of Hawaii honors military veterans with tuition policy change

November 2014 - The University of Hawai'i is expanding veterans’ access to higher education. The UH Board of Regents recently approved a policy change that grants in-state tuition to all qualifying veterans of the United States Armed Forces. To receive this benefit, veterans must be honorably discharged from the military within 3 years of enrollment and be using their G.I. education benefits. The new policy takes effect in the 2015 spring semester.

If you, or a veteran you know, is interested in a business degree, contact us today!

Find the right graduate program for you

Your military experience coupled with a graduate degree from the Shidler College of Business will provide you with the competitive advantage necessary for a career in the civilian workforce or for advancement within the armed forces. The Shidler College of Business has been granted military-friendly status by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and we are proud to offer the following benefits to our military community:

In-State Tuition for All Qualifying Veterans

Effective Spring 2015, non-resident veterans who were honorably discharged within 3 years of enrollment and are eligible for GI Bill® education benefits may be eligible to pay in-state resident tuition. For more information, please speak to a Residency Officer at Undergraduate Office of Admissions (even if you are a graduate student).

Waived Application Fee

We waive the application fee for the Full-time Global MBA, Part-time MBA, Master of Accounting, Executive MBA, and Distance Learning Executive MBA programs. Before paying the application fee, please contact Marc Endrigat, Director of MBA Admissions, at to request the military fee waiver.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the academic year 2014-2015. Please see UH Manoa's Post 9-11/G.I.Bill webpage or the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program website for more information.


For active duty military, we offer an 18-month track Full-time MBA. Please contact our Master Programs Director if you have a special case for consideration.


Should your plans be postponed due to your military service, we will provide you with a one-year enrollment deferral.

Scholarship Support

All active duty, reserve, and veteran military personnel will receive full consideration for scholarship and financial aid opportunities for applications received by the March 1 deadline. The amount of support offered will be based on the criteria used for our merit-based scholarships.

Program Support

In addition to the Shidler College of Business, the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Veteran’s Affairs Office is available to support you through your application, transition, and schooling. Once admitted, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will assist you throughout the program. Another resource on campus is the Office of Veteran Student Services, which provides veterans and military students with social and academic support, as well as transitional support from military to university life. Our staff at the Graduate Career Services and Professional Development Office is also available to help you identify possible career paths and explore new opportunities.

Compare our Graduate Programs

Compare our Global MBA, Executive MBA and Distance Learning Executive MBA

Other graduate programs include:
Master of Accounting and Master of Human Resource Management

Tuition & Fees

The Shidler College of Business conforms to the tuition schedule promulgated by the University of Hawaii Board of Regents. Please see the UH System Tuition Schedule website for more detail.

Global MBA tuition

Executive MBA tuition

Distance Learning Executive MBA Tuition

Master of Human Resource Management Tuition

Master of Accounting Tuition