Need Money for College?

STEP 1: Download our How to Pay for College Booklet - Updated version SY21-22

STEP 2: Watch our Fall 2021 FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT WEBINAR or register for one starting August 18 at 6:00pm.

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.

 

FAFSA Videos

Hawai‘i Scholarships

HAWAII PROMISE
UH Community Colleges is committed to meeting 100% of tuition costs for qualified students from Hawaii.
 
Hawaii Promise, funded by the State of Hawaii 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 Hawaii Promise.
 
Additional terms and conditions:
  • 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).
For more information see UHCC website.

Other Local Scholarships

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
Email: hawccfao@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 934-2712

Honolulu Community College
Email: honccfao@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 845-9116

Kapiʻolani Community College
Email: kapfao@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 734-9537

Kauaʻi Community College
Email: KauCCFAO@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 245-8360

Leeward Community College
Email: lccfao@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 455-0607

UH Hilo
Email: uhhfao@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7449

UH Mānoa
Email: finaid@hawaii.edu

UH Maui College
Email: mauifa@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 984-3277

UH West Oʻahu
Email: uhwo.finaid@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 689-2900

Windward Community College
Email: wccfao@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 235-7449