Financial Aid Information
Current tuition and fees are included in application information packets. U.S. military personnel and their dependents are classified as nonresidents; however, they are allowed to pay the resident tuition rate if their orders station them in Hawai'i. All tuition and fee charges at University of Hawai'i campuses are subject to change in accordance with requirements of state law and/or action by the Board of Regents and the University administration.
For more information on scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.
Information about the Achievement Scholarships can be found at http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/students.php?page=scholarships
UH Manoa Tuition Waiver (Year's tuition)
UH encourages students who feel they lack suitable financial resources to request a financial aid application packet from the Financial Aid Services at:
Queen Liliuokalani Center for Student Services
2600 Campus Road, Room 112
Honolulu, HI 96822
Financial need, scholastic merit; avail varies. Deadline: March 1. UHM Financial Aid ServicesBack to Top
State Higher Education Loans
Hawaii Resident; Full-time status; Need. Deadline: March 1. Financial Aid Services UHM
Perkins Loan: Based on need
Deadline: March 1. Financial Aid Services UHM
Stafford Loan: Based on need
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UH Library JobsA variety of jobs are available at the UH libraries, though students are encouraged to apply for positions that are available only for LIS students. These positions can be a great opportunity for gaining professional experience at a library reference desk.
Library Jobs available only for LIS students
- BHSD Reference Intern
- Sci Tech LIS Intern
- Law Library LIS Intern
Other Departments with Student Jobs (not necessarily limited to LIS students)
For the current availability of any of these positions, go to the SECE (Student Employment & Cooperative Education) website. Log in with your UH user name and password. To find all the library jobs, limit "Job Category" to "Library." The page also has a link to a visual guide to the application process ("Obtaining Referrals - Visual Guide" under "Information/Help").
The information provided here is about paid positions. If you are interested in library internships for credits, please see our Internships (LIS690) page under the “Courses” section.Back to Top
Students interested in paid internship opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply for work-study grants through the UH financial aids office.
The Friends of the Library of Hawai'i offers several scholarships every year to Hawai'i residents.
In addition, scholarships are provided by a number of states, large libraries, and library associations. Inquiry concerning such aid should be made directly to the libraries or agencies offering the scholarships (see the following section on Financial Aid Sources).
Many community and university libraries also provide a scholarship collection that includes books on financial aid opportunities.
Besides scholarships, LIS students are eligible for federally supported student loan and work-study programs. For information on these programs, write to the Director of Financial Aid Services, University of Hawai'i, 2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.
Awards for qualified applicants are available through the East-West Center Awards Service. The deadline is October 15. Information concerning such grants may be obtained by writing to Awards Services, East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848. Information may also be obtained from East-West Center program representatives in Asian and Pacific countries.
For U.S., Pacific/Asian Students Only
East-West Center Grants (Full tuition + stipend & housing)
Competitive. Requirements, availability varies. Write for information. Deadline: December. Awards Office, East West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848
ALA's annual Financial Assistance for Library Education list awards by state; others by national and regional awards.
The State's annual Scholarship and Financial Aid for Advanced Training Available to Residents of the State of Hawaii lists organizations offering assistance, some of which provide money without requiring applicants to pursue a specific area of study.Current tuition and fees are included in application information packets.Back to Top