Your financial aid award is for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is not transferable to another institution. Your financial aid award is based on full-time enrollment (12 credits for undergraduates, 8 credits for graduates, and 12 or more credits for professional students). If you are not enrolled full-time, you must immediately notify our office in writing to prevent an overpayment award.
*Your award offer is valid for 30 days. Your award may be cancelled if you do not accept or decline your award offer within this time frame. If your awards are cancelled, you may request to have your aid reinstated. Please be aware that some funds may no longer be available (i.e. Federal Work Study, Grants, and the Federal Perkins Loan.)
Your financial aid award will be based on full time status at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (12 credits for undergraduates, 8 credits for graduates, 12 or more credits for professional students). Your financial aid disbursement will be pro-rated based on your enrollment. If you are not or will not be enrolled as a full time student, you will need to complete the Financial Aid Enrollment Form for each term and submit it to Financial Aid Services by the deadline on the form. To receive Federal loans, you must be at least half-time.
*If you will be concurrently enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and at one of the Community Colleges, you must be enrolled for at least 6 credits at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in order to be eligible for financial aid. If you would like your Community College courses to be counted toward your University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa enrollment, you will need to complete the Community College Enrollment Form for each term and submit it to Financial Aid Services by the deadline on the form.
Community College Classes
- Due Date: Must be received at the Financial Aid Office by the appropriate deadline. (If form is not received by the appropriate deadline, courses will not be considered for financial aid). Forms received from other departments after the deadline will not be reviewed. You must be enrolled in both your CC and your UH Mānoa classes when you submit your form.
- Must be enrolled in at least six credits at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for each semester. If twelve or more credits at Mānoa, we will not include community college enrollment; therefore, do not submit this form.
- You must be enrolled in the courses listed below at the time of submission; otherwise this form will not be processed.
- You must pay for your Community College courses separately.
- Enrollment in these courses must be maintained for the entire semester. If a change in enrollment/courses occurs at your Community College prior to the enrollment freeze date, a new Enrollment Form must be submitted, otherwise your awards will be based ONLY on your UH Mānoa enrollment.
- Students must be enrolled at least half-time at UHM to be eligible for financial aid. The Manoa Opportunity Grant will be prorated based on UHM campus enrollment. Full-time enrollment at UHM campus is required for Chancellor/Centennial Scholarship, Kua'ana Scholarship, and Manoa Service Award. Community College enrollment cannot be included.
NOTE: Your Community College Enrollment Form must be signed by your UH Mānoa academic advisor.
(Note: you must be enrolled in both your CC and your UH Mānoa classes when you submit your form)
Spring 2015 Deadline: January 26, 2015
Courses that do not count toward a student's degree cannot be used to determine enrollment status for financial aid purposes.
Students may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time.
For the Fall 2014 semester, our office will evaluate your enrollment status for financial aid purposes on September 15, 2014. Before September 15, 2014, your awards may fluctuate depending on the number of credit hours you are registered. Dropping credits after your aid has been disbursed may result in a balance owing to the Cashier's Office. On September 15, 2014, your aid will be based on your enrollment as of that date and will no longer fluctuate when enrollment changes occur. If your enrollment decreases after September 15, 2014, (i.e, withdrawal from a course), you may jeopardize your continuing financial aid eligibility, due to not meeting satisfactory academic progress. If your enrollment increases after September 15, 2014, no adjustments will be made to your aid. This does not pertain to students who completely or unofficially withdraw.
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