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Financial Aid @ Hawai'i CC

Aloha and Welcome


Our mission is to assist current and prospective Hawaii Community College students in funding their educational goals through quality customer service and efficient, timely and accurate processing in accordance with Federal, State, University of Hawaii System and Institutional regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures.



Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application is now available! Click here!


Our staff are here to help you complete your FAFSA* (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the aid year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020! Walk-ins welcome on a first-come-first-served basis.  For information on what to bring with you to complete your FAFSA:

2018-2019 FAFSA Advising Checklist  


 2019-2020 FAFSA Advising Checklist  


*In order to start your FAFSA application, you will first need an FSA ID.  To create an FSA ID prior to your FAFSA session, please visit and use our handy FSA GuideSheet




Changes have been made to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy effective December 1, 2018. These updates could affect your financial aid eligibility. Read the new policy to stay up-to-date and understand how the changes may affect you.

  • Student Loans: For loan application deadlines please see our Student Loans page

  • Importance of MyUH:

    Please make sure you check your MyUH portal. Most Financial Aid related information can be found in your portal. Information such as:

    Academic Progress: SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) Status, Award information and Status, Required Documents after you file your FAFSA. or other requirements, and Financial Aid Holds.

  • Hawaii Community College school code: 005258.

  • Federal Student Aid on Twitter :

    Federal Student Aid is now on Twitter! If you have questions about the FAFSA, submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #AskFAFSA. Make sure you follow @FAFSA and tune in to Office Hours on Twitter to see if your question gets answered!


Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

Check your UH email for notifications from the Financial Aid Office and use the MyUH Portal to contact the office about status changes and to view your award information.

Financial Aid Process

Awards from financial aid programs are administered according to the laws and guidelines governing those programs. Priority is given to students whose complete application is received by the March 1 priority date. Applications that are not accurate and complete prior to the student’s last day of enrollment or thirty days prior to the close of the spring semester, whichever comes first, will not be processed. Summer applications will be available the first week of May. Contact the Financial Aid Office as other deadlines may apply to your situation.

Types of Aid



Funds awarded to students based on their financial need. It is also called “gift aid”. These awards generally do not need to be repaid.



Funds awarded to students based on either financial need, declared major, interests, grades, background and many other factors.



Money borrowed from the federal government that MUST be repaid once the student ceases to attend school or drops below half-time (6 credit hours) enrollment.

Student Employment


This is federal or state funding for on-campus and off-campus part-time employment for students enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours).