Summer Session

Summer 2019 Financial Aid Information & Application

The deadline for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Summer Financial Aid application has passed.

Please Note: If you are not registered at the time of review, your application will not be reviewed. Financial Aid Services will not inform you that you are not registered. If/when you are registered, your application will be reviewed within two to four weeks from the time you register.

Application Available Summer Application Message Need-Based Scholarship Comments
March 01, 2019 - April 12, 2019 Priority Summer Application Eligible
April 15, 2019 - July 1, 2019 Late Summer Application Must apply at least 3 weeks before your class ends to be eligible for financial aid * Not Eligible Summer application will be reviewed after Summer term begins; you are responsible for any payments that are due prior to review and/or are not covered by Financial Aid.

* Late Application Deadline Examples:

  • Summer Session I only students (whose enrollment ends June 28, 2019) need to submit the application by June 7, 2019 (three weeks before the term ends).
  • Summer Session II students (whose enrollment ends August 9, 2019) need to submit the application by July 1, 2019 (the last day of the Late Application deadline).


  • You must be registered for Summer 2019 at UH-Mānoa for Financial Aid Services to review your online application.  If you are not registered, your application will not be reviewed.
  • If there are any changes to your registration/financial aid, your aid will be disbursed on or after July 8, 2019.
  • Any increase adjustments will be made on or after July 8, 2019.
  • For Summer 2019, if you are awarded, our office will evaluate your enrollment status for financial aid purposes on July 8, 2019.  Before July 8, 2019, 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 University of Hawaii at Manoa.  From July 8, 2019, 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 July 8, 2019, (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 July 8, 2019, no adjustments will be made to your aid.  This does not pertain to students who completely or unofficially withdraw from school or if you are not charged for your courses that you drop.
  • To receive loans, you must be at least half-time enrolled at UH-Mānoa, 6 credits for undergraduate students and 4 credits for graduate students.
  • For undergraduate students, you may only repeat a passed course one time.
  • The deadline to submit a late summer application or request is July 1, 2019 OR three weeks prior to the end of your final Summer enrollment, whichever date is EARLIER.
  • Your award is based on 6 credits Undergraduate or 5 credits Graduate tuition costs. If your actual tuition is higher, you may submit a request in writing/email to have your loan increased. Please specifically state the name of loan and specific dollar amount requested (or write "maximum" for amount). For example: Please increase my Summer Unsubsidized loan to the maximum for my X credits. Your award may or may not be increased depending on your available eligibility.
  • Summer Study Abroad/Manoa International Exchange Students:
    Your financial aid disbursement may be different if your abroad program class start date differs from the UH-Mānoa Summer Session dates. Your UH-Mānoa credit enrollment must match the credit enrollment as stated in your abroad program budget sheet.
    Please refer to the separate sheet "UH-Mānoa Summer 2019 Financial Aid Information for Study Abroad/International Exchange Programs" provided by the abroad office for more information pertaining to Summer enrollment in an abroad program.


  1. Be degree-seeking at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Day school and be enrolled in UHM courses only.
  2. Community College courses WILL NOT be funded.
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress based on UHM Financial Aid Services academic policies.
  4. You will need to be enrolled and attending your course(s) at UH-Mānoa before financial aid can be disbursed. To receive loans, you must be attending at least half time during summer (6 credits for undergraduate students; 4 credits for graduate students). Undergraduate students must maintain halftime enrollment (6 credits) to receive the need-based scholarship.
  5. Graduate students enrolled in undergraduate course(s) are not able to receive financial aid for the undergraduate course(s).
  6. Completed the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and met all eligibility requirements.
  7. Complete the UH-Mānoa Online Summer Financial Aid application.
Note: If you are registering for summer extension courses, please check to see which session these courses fall under in order to assure your half-time enrollment.


  1. FEDERAL PELL GRANTS are available to qualified undergraduate students.
  2. NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS are available to undergraduate students who apply for summer aid by the Priority application deadline of April 12, 2019. Funding is limited.  Enrollment status is at least half time.
  3. The FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM (FEDERAL SUBSIDIZED/UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD, PARENT LOAN (PLUS), and GRADUATE PLUS LOAN) is available for borrowers enrolled at least half time. If you drop below half time, your financial aid may be cancelled and you will be required to repay all your aid. Eligibility for the Summer term(s) will be determined by subtracting any amount received during the standard academic year (Fall/Spring 2018-2019) from the annual loan limits. The Stafford loan will arrive in one disbursement.
  4. The following are estimated dates that your financial aid will be disbursed through the Cashier's Office. Please remember that it can take up to 14 business days for you to receive your refund check. For loans, your financial aid will be disbursed upon confirmation of your attendance in 6 credit hours for undergraduate students; 4 credit hours for graduate students. Please be prepared to pay for expenses prior to disbursement. For option of eRefund (direct deposit), please check MyUH Services.

Summer Session I
(6cr enrollment)
Summer Session II
(6cr enrollment)
Summer Session I and II
(3/3cr enrollment)
May 13, 2019 (estimated) July 8, 2019 (estimated) July 8, 2019 (estimated)

NOTE: Summer awards will be based on average costs for the period of enrollment. Any changes to your registration may affect and delay your financial aid. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE COURSES UPON WHICH YOUR SUMMER AID IS BASED, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO REPAY ANY AID YOU RECEIVE.