Aloha! The UHM Financial Aid Services is dedicated to making it possible for degree-seeking admitted students to attend UHM regardless of their economic circumstances. Students and families who lack the necessary resources to pay for educational expenses are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This information is used to determine your financial aid eligibility. Each year we provide scholarships, grants, student employment, and loan opportunities to our students.
Application Requirements and Priority Filing Dates
To be considered for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On the FAFSA, you should list the University of Hawaii at Manoa, code number 001610, as one of the schools to receive your information. You must complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
Note: If your demographic information (Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Last Name, and/or First Name) is incorrect or blank, your financial aid process may be delayed. Please contact the Admissions Office at (808) 956-8975 to verify/update your demographic information.
Priority Deadline for 2016-2017 FAFSA: March 1, 2016
Our priority deadline is March 1st of every year. The March 1st priority date is to ensure that you will be awarded financial aid and that this aid will be disbursed by the start of school. Financial Aid Services (FAS) must receive all your required documents by this date in order to complete your file. Your application will not be processed until your file is complete.
Please remember that all financial aid awarded is based on eligibility and some aid may be based on availability of funds.
Due to the increasing number of financial aid applicants, if your file is not completed by March 1st, you may not receive your funds before the tuition payment deadline and may need to make tuition payment on your own. In addition, you may also need to pay for other educational expenses (student housing, books, meal plans) on your own.
We will receive your SAR (Student Aid Report) electronically and we will then calculate your financial aid award if you do not have any outstanding requirements (see Applicants Selected for Verification) and have already been admitted to UH Manoa. You can check your financial aid status and award information on MyUH .
If you have missed the priority filing date for your aid application, you may still apply for financial aid. You should complete all filing requirements as soon as possible. Please keep in mind:
- Your award letter may not be ready before the beginning of the school year
- Certain types of financial aid may no longer be available by the time your application is processed.
Please refer to the information in the 2015 Summer Financial Aid Information section of this website.