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Hilo

Hilo (pron.: /?hi?lo?/) is the largest census-designated place (CDP) and the largest settlement on the Island of Hawai?i, also known as the County of Hawai?i. The population was 40,759 at the 2000 census. The population increased by 6.1% to 43,263 at the 2010 census.

Hilo is the county seat of the County of Hawai?i and is located in the District of South Hilo. The town overlooks Hilo Bay, situated upon two shield volcanoes; Mauna Loa, an active volcano, and Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano upon which are sited some of the world's most important ground-based astronomical observatories.

Hilo is home to the University of Hawai?i at Hilo, ?Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai?i, as well as the Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long celebration of ancient and modern hula which takes place annually after Easter. Hilo is also home to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of macadamia nuts. It is served by Hilo International Airport, located inside the CDP.

Hilo is one of the least expensive Hawaiian cities to live in; it has a median house and condo price of $294,909. While they tend to be more expensive than homes on the mainland, homes in Hilo are around 40% less expensive than those in the rest of Hawaii.

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Schools in and around Hilo, HI

Name
Hawaii Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,960 average out-state tuition; $2,328 average in-state tuition
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Four or more years; Public; $17,112 average out-state tuition; $5,640 average in-state tuition
Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Mauna Loa Helicopters
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
University of Hawaii Maui College
Four or more years; Public; $9,600 average out-state tuition; $2,328 average in-state tuition
World Medicine Institute
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Kapiolani Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,960 average out-state tuition; $2,328 average in-state tuition

Hilo, HI Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016