Tuition and Financial Aid

A Punahou education is a gift and investment towards your child’s future, and students are admitted to Punahou based on their potential to thrive, not on their family’s ability to pay. Our robust financial aid program allows us to attract and enroll the best and brightest students. Supported by the generosity of our donors, we are able to offer approximately $10 Million in need-based financial aid each year.


Tuition for 2023 – 2024 School Year

$10 Million

Annual Financial Aid Budget


Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid


Average Financial Aid Award

Applying for Financial Aid

A Punahou education is an investment towards your child’s future. However, we understand that applying for financial aid may feel daunting to some, and we are here to help you through the process. As you navigate the financial aid application process, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our Financial Aid team members will be there to assist you. You may reach us at

For Punahou families with a currently enrolled student, please refer to your myPunahou Resource Board for your specific due dates and timeline.
Financial aid awards take into account a variety of considerations including, but not limited to, income (both taxable and non-taxable), assets, net worth, basic living expenses, family size and the number of children attending tuition-charging schools (except graduate school.) Financial aid awards are need-based and not based on a student’s academic, artistic or athletic abilities.

Financial Aid Explorer

This tool may give you an idea of what you could pay in tuition at our school based on the awards we’ve given in recent years. Due to the complexity of some financial circumstances, the financial aid decision you receive may or may not align with the results provided here. For more information, please contact one of our Financial Aid team members.
Please select an income range and family size.
Should I apply? Every family's situation is different. After evaluating your budget and maximizing your resources, if you are concerned if a Punahou education is within reach, then we encourage you to apply.

Tuition and Payment Options

Punahou is fortunate to have the support of a vast array of donors. With their support, and well established endowments, the full cost of a Punahou education is not passed on to our families. Tuition does not reflect the full cost of a Punahou education.

2022 – 2023 Tuition

Kindergarten – Grade 12: $28,960
Included in tuition is a fully integrated technology program (iPads and laptops), extensive outdoor education curriculum (including field trips and overnight trips), various supplies, student government activities, publications, drama fees, and a yearbook.

Lunch and snacks across all grades are not covered by tuition. Books, lab fees and AP testing for specific courses may apply in Grades 6-12.

Payment Options

Pay the tuition in one installment on or before July 24. Tuition Refund Insurance is optional.

Pay the tuition in two installments. The first payment is due by July 24. The balance is due by December 24 of the school year. Families will also be enrolled and billed for the tuition refund insurance program.

Pay the tuition in ten monthly installments. The first payment is due by July 24. Families will also be enrolled and billed for the tuition refund insurance program as well as a $100 annual handling fee. Handling fee will be billed monthly at $10/month.

Note: There is a charge of 1% per month on all unpaid student account balances at the end of each month.

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