Other Financial Resources

Receiving Other Resources

If you receive any other form of financial assistance in addition to those shown on your Award Offer (e.g., Kamehameha/Hawaiʻi Community Foundation/UH Foundation scholarships, University department tuition waivers, Stipends, Fellowships, Resident Advisor Stipends, etc.), you must notify FAS immediately. As required by federal regulations, an adjustment to your award(s) may be necessary to reflect the increase of your resources. Failure to notify FAS may delay your financial aid disbursement and/or may require you to repay the university.

Per Federal regulations, a student's financial aid (grants, work-study, loans) and scholarships/resources cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance (Cost of Attendance includes Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, Books and Supplies, Personal Expense, and Transportation.)


An "overaward" situation may result if funds have already been disbursed. This may happen when the following occurs (some examples):

  1. You receive additional resources (if not already accounted for in original award offer)
  2. Your residency status changes
  3. Your living situation changes
  4. Your enrollment is below full time at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (12 credits for undergraduates, 8 credits for graduates, 12 or more credits for professional students)
  5. Verification information changes your expected family contribution (EFC)

Repayment may be required and/or adjustments may be made to other types of aid and/or future disbursements within the academic year.