Need Money for College?
STEP 1: Download our How to Pay for College Booklet - Updated version SY21-22
STEP 3: Seniors need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA starting October 1. The FAFSA provides access to over $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds from the federal government. Don’t worry if you think you aren’t eligible to receive federal aid, you should still fill out the FAFSA to see what you qualify for. Get started on your FAFSA now.
STEP 4: Need help completing the FAFSA? Email FAFSA@hawaii.edu and a local FAFSA specialist will help answer your questions.
Learn More About Financial Aid
- Fin Aid Information Nights Presentation Webinar Recording - Fall 2021
- Fin Aid Information Nights Presentation Slides - Fall 2021
- Get Help Paying for College
- Types of Federal Student Aid
- 12 Myths About the FAFSA Form and Financial Aid
- Register for an FSA ID
- Helpful Federal Student Aid Information
- What to know about grants for college, USA Today
- Understanding College Costs Chart
- College Cost Calculator
- Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters
- What Families Need to Know to Compare Financial Aid Packages
- The Basics on Grants and Scholarships for College
- University of Hawaiʻi, local and national scholarships
- University of Hawaiʻi Financial Aid Services
- 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2019–20 FAFSA
- How to Create an FSA ID - video by Federal Student Aid
- Complete your FAFSA
- Parent’s Guide to Filling out the FAFSA
- Get Educated, How to Fill out the FAFSA
- #FormYourFuture FAFSA Resources
- Five Things to Do After Completing the FAFSA
- What to do if I’m selected for verification?
- How much PELL do I qualify for?
- Hawaii Promise is available for Hawaii residents who enroll in six or more credits at a UH Community Colleges during the Fall or Spring terms.
- Unmet tuition need is based on the cost of tuition, information from a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and other aid received. Hawaii Promise
supports tuition costs that are not fully covered by other grants and scholarships.
- To qualify, students must submit their FAFSA and make Satisfactory Academic Progress (e.g., 2.0 grade point average).
Other Local Scholarships
- University of Hawai‘i System Common App Scholarship - Deadline March 1, 2021
- Kamehameha Schools Scholarships - Deadline Jan. 15, 2021
- Pauahi Foundation Scholarship - Deadline Jan. 29 2021
Helpful Scholarship Sites
- Fast Web - Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships for you.
- Going Merry - One stop scholarship platform that matches you with scholarships and helps you apply directly.
- Scholar Snapp - Free, simple to use database that allows students to reuse their application information to apply to various scholarships.
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships - Guides juniors and seniors through the college planning process and offers the chance to earn scholarships.
Contact Info for UH Financial Aid Offices
Hawaiʻi Community College
Phone: (808) 934-2712
Honolulu Community College
Phone: (808) 845-9116
Kapiʻolani Community College
Phone: (808) 734-9537
Kauaʻi Community College
Phone: (808) 245-8360
Leeward Community College
Phone: (808) 455-0607
Phone: (808) 932-7449
UH Maui College
Phone: (808) 984-3277
UH West Oʻahu
Phone: (808) 689-2900
Windward Community College
Phone: (808) 235-7449