There are many federal, state and private resources available to help fund your education at any one of our 10 campuses.
Financial aid offices at each campus have professional staff members to administer these programs and advise students and families regarding the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to them throughout the UH System.
Begin by filling out the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Once you have been accepted into a University of Hawaiʻi program, contact your campus’ financial aid office. Additional types of financial assistance may be available.
Campus Financial Aid Offices and Numbers
Federal Financial Aid
The Federal government has many types of grants, scholarships, work study and loan programs available to those who qualify.
All UH campuses use the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal and most campus-based financial aid programs.
Male citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18 through 25 years old must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System to be eligible for federal student loans and grants. Men can register at any post office, or register on–line at https://www.sss.gov/Registration-Info
These programs are awarded exclusively by the financial aid office at the individual UH campuses. Check with the financial aid office where you plan to attend for more information on availability of funds, eligibility, deadlines and required forms.
Federal Scholarships and Grants
For information about the opportunities listed here, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Federal Work Study
Under the Federal Work Study Program, you can work part-time to earn money for your education.
The FWS Program provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school, helps pay your educational expenses, is available to undergraduate and graduate students, available to full-time or part-time students, administered by schools participating in the FWS Program and encourages community service work and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.
Supplemental Financial Aid Forms
Students applying for financial aid at one of the University of Hawaiʻi System campuses may need additional documentation to complete their aid application. The following forms are accepted by all campuses except UH Hilo, UH West Oʻahu and UH Mānoa. Check with the financial aid office at these institutions for campus specific forms.
- Ability to Benefit Verification (PDF)
- Authorization of Disclosure (PDF)
- Concurrent Enrollment (PDF)
- Dependency Override Appeal (PDF)
- High School Completion Verification (PDF)
- Legal Guardianship Verification (PDF)
- Unusual Enrollment History Appeal (PDF)
- Verification of Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose (PDF)
- Verification Worksheet (PDF)
- Instructions for Income Information Required on Verification Worksheet (PDF)