- What is financial aid?
- What are the general requirements to receive financial aid from Hawaii CC?
- What kind of aid is available?
- What is the priority date to submit the FAFSA and when is the last date to apply for aid?
- When is the FAFSA available?
- How often do I need to reapply for financial aid?
- What is “verification” and why was I selected?
- How do I know whether I am a dependent or an independent student?
- How can I accept my financial aid award?
- What do the terms Cost of Attendance (COA), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Financial Need, and Outside Resources mean?
- What is HawaiiCC's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy?
- How do I sign up for E-Refund?
- How do I apply for student loans and what else do I need to know about student loans?
- What is work-study and who is eligible?
- How do I sign up for student employment?
- When will I receive my financial aid?
- How many credits do I need to be enrolled in to be considered full-time?
- How do I get financial aid if I want to take courses through another University of Hawaii campus?
- Will I be required to repay the funds I received if I withdraw from my classes?
- What are the requirements for Summer Eligibility?
- Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov;
- Student must have either a high school diploma, a GED certificate or equivalent;
- Student must be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
- Males between ages 18 and 25 must have registered with the Selective Service, http://www.sss.gov/, or prove exemption from registering;
- Continuing students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) (e.g. maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and a completion rate of 67.0%); and
- Student cannot owe a refund on a Federal grant or be in default on a Federal educational loan.
Loans: Money borrowed from the federal government that MUST be repaid once the student stops attending school or drops below half-time (6 credit hours) enrollment.
Work-Study: 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).
Scholarships: Funds awarded to students based on either financial need, declared major, interests, grades, background and many other factors.
NOTE: If you were not initially selected for verification but make a correction to your FAFSA, this may trigger you to be selected.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC): The number calculated using the information on your FAFSA that determines your eligiblity for federal student aid.
Outside resources: Any aid that is received from external/private scholarships, grants, etc. If you receive grants or scholarships from any organization for educational purposes, you must report the scholarship to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office may need to adjust your aid package to prevent an over award. To report any outside scholarships, log onto the MyUH portal. In the financial aid section, go to the Other Resources tab and log the scholarships or grant.
- Student must be enrolled for at least 6 credits throughout the semester.
- Student must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Student must be a “classified” student (have a declared major in an eligible program and be working toward a certificate or degree.)
- Student must be eligible to work in the U.S.
|Full-time (12+ credits): 100%||Half-time (6-8 credits): 50%|
|Three-Quarter time (9-11 credits): 75%||Less-than-Half time (1-5 credits): 25%|
When the consortium form is processed, your financial aid will disburse to pay for Hawaii CC courses only. If a refund is due to you, you may use it to pay for the consortium courses. You will need to pay tuition, fees, and other charges directly to the consortium college. For example, if you are registered for 6 credits at Hawaii CC, 3 credits at UH Hilo and 3 credits at Leeward CC, financial aid will disburse to the Hawaii CC Business Office for the 12 credits that you are registered for, but it will only pay for the tuition and fees for the 6 credits at Hawaii CC. If you receive a refund check, you may use it to pay for the 3 credits at Leeward CC to the Leeward CC Business Office and the 3 credits at UH Hilo to the UH Hilo Business Office. Only courses that apply to your major will be funded.
Notify us by logging onto the MyUH portal, myuh.hawaii.edu. In the financial aid section, click the accept award offer tab and use the comment box. Please use that to update your financial aid information.
What are the requirements for Summer Eligibility?
- HAWAII CC has multiple Summer Sessions which are included with the previous academic year and is treated as a trailer (example: Fall, Spring, Summer). Sessions need to start before the end of the academic year (June 30). Students enrolled in any courses starting after June 30 will not be eligible for financial aid regardless of any remaining Pell funds.
- Students attending summer school will be eligible only for the remainder of their PELL eligibility regardless of the cost for the summer enrollment.
- Summer eligibility
- Must be a classified
- Must be Pell eligible and was enrolled for less than full-time the previous fall or spring semesters
- Must be registered for course related to degree
- Must maintain satisfactory academic progress (not on financial aid suspension.
- Only HawCC courses will be funded.
- Steps to find the comment box:
- Log on to the MyUH portal using your UH username and password
- Click on “Financial Aid”
- Click on “Award by Aid Year”
- In the drop down menu select Hawaii CC Aid Year 20xx – xx (usually the current academic year)
- Click Submit
- Click the Accept Award Offer Tab
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and that is where the comment box is located.
- Input the information you want that needs to be changed.