Need Money for College?

STEP 1: Download our How to Pay for College Booklet — Updated Version SY22–23

STEP 2: Watch our Fall 2022 FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT WEBINAR or register for an upcoming live webinar.

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 and a local FAFSA specialist will help answer your questions.

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Hawai‘i Scholarships

Hawai‘i Promise

UH Community Colleges is committed to meeting 100% of tuition costs for qualified students from Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i Promise, funded by the State of Hawai‘i provides scholarship to qualified new, continuing and transfer students pursuing a degree at one of the UH Community Colleges. 100% of students' unmet tuition need is met through a combination of federal grants (if applicable), other scholarships, and Hawai‘i Promise.
Additional terms and conditions:
  • Hawai‘i Promise is available for Hawai‘i 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. Hawai‘i 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).

For more information see UHCC website.

Other Local Scholarships

Helpful Scholarship Sites

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  • 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.
  • Salle Mae Foundation Scholarship Search Tool — Provides free access to over $6 million scholarships worth up to $30 billion.

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

UH Hilo
Phone: (808) 932-7449

UH Mānoa

UH Maui College
Phone: (808) 984-3277

UH West Oʻahu
Phone: (808) 689-2900

Windward Community College
Phone: (808) 235-7449