All students, especially those receiving scholarships, should sign up for eRefund if they ever expect to get money from their UH account because of a refund for overpayment or overaward. It avoids having to track a check in the mail, which may get lost or misdirected due to incorrectly entered mailing addresses.

ISS Scholarships are divided into two award types: (1) Tuition and (2) Monetary.

  1. Tuition awards are for UHM tuition and fees only. Courses from other UH campuses are not applicable. Payments are credited directly to a student's UHM account balance.
  2. Monetary awards are issued in the form of a check to the student recipient. Students receiving such direct payments are required to have a federal tax ID number (e.g., Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)). Monetary awards for international students must first be reviewed for possible federal tax withholding prior to awarding.