Need Money for College?
STEP 1: Download our How to Pay for College Booklet — Class of 2024 Edition
STEP 3: Seniors need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA starting in December. The FAFSA provides access to more than $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.
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
- Scholarship Info Night Webinar Recording — Fall 2022
- Scholarship Info Night Presentation Slides — Fall 2022
- Financial Aid Information Night Presentation Webinar Recording — Fall 2022
- Financial Aid Information Night Presentation Slides — Fall 2022
- Understanding Your Best Fit - 2 year vs. 4 year College or University
- Get Help Paying for College
- Types of Federal Student Aid
- Register for an FSA ID
- Understand Financial Aid
- Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs
- What to Know About Grants for College, U.S. News
- Understanding College Costs
- 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
- 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.
- University of Hawai‘i System Common Scholarship Application
- Kamehameha Schools Scholarships
- Pauahi Foundation Scholarship
- Hawai‘i Community Foundation Scholarships
Additional Scholarship Resources
- Fast Web — Create a profile and let Fast Web do the research about 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.
- Salle Mae Foundation Scholarship Search Tool — Provides free access to more than $6 million scholarships worth up to $30 billion.
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