Where to Begin
Fill out the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing this form online can prevent errors and save time.
Get help completing the FAFSA form and learn about financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students at free workshops scheduled statewide in January.
Once you have been accepted into a University of Hawaii program, contact the financial aid office at that campus to find out what additional types of financial assistance may be available and what the application procedures and deadlines are.
- College Connections
- College Board Scholarship Search
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
- Kamehameha Schools Post–High Financial Aid Web Page (for Hawaiian students)
- Nellie Mae
- Scholarship Experts
- Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
- WH-1 Statement of Citizenship and Tax Status PDF
There are many federal, state and private resources available to help fund your education at any one of our 10 campuses.
Financial aid offices at each campus have professional staff members to administer these programs and advise students and families regarding the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to them.
The information presented here will help familiarize you with the financial aid services and scholarship programs available throughout the UH System.
Federal Financial Aid
The Federal government has a myriad of grants, scholarships, work study and loan programs available to those who qualify.
Check with the financial aid office of the campus you plan to attend for more information on eligibility and deadlines.
All UH campuses use the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal and most campus-based financial aid programs.
UH Scholarship Opportunities
The University of Hawaii offers a variety of scholarship opportunities and grants for students attending UH campuses. The UH system, as a whole, awards more than $37 million in scholarship assistance.
Some scholarship programs are need–based, while others are determined by academic achievement, chosen major, geography or other criteria.
Most scholarships are administered by the individual campuses. Check with your campus financial aid office for application procedures, deadlines and eligibility.