Other Financial Resources

Receiving Other Resources

If you receive any other form of financial assistance in addition to those shown on your Award Offer (e.g., Kamehameha/Hawaiʻi Community Foundation/UH Foundation scholarships, University department tuition waivers, Stipends, Fellowships, Resident Advisor Stipends, etc.), you must notify FAS immediately. As required by federal regulations, an adjustment to your award(s) may be necessary to reflect the increase of your resources. Failure to notify FAS may delay your financial aid disbursement and/or may require you to repay the university.

Per Federal regulations, a student's financial aid (grants, work-study, loans) and scholarships/resources cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance (Cost of Attendance includes Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, Books and Supplies, Personal Expense, and Transportation.)

Address to Mail a Scholarship Check & Information

Private donor scholarship checks may be mailed to:

University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Cashier’s Office
2600 Campus Road, QLCSS 105
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

If a check must be mailed directly to Financial Aid Services, the check can be mailed to:

University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Financial Aid Services
2600 Campus Road, QLCSS 112
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


Please follow these instructions:

  • If the check is made out to the University of Hawaiʻi: mail the check to one of the addresses listed above.  This is the preferred way to have your scholarship check written, as it will allow the University to process your award in the fastest manner. 
  • If the check is made co-payable to you and the University of Hawaiʻi: endorse the check with your signature and mail the check to one of the addresses listed above.
  • If the check is made payable to you only: first notify our office of this financial assistance via the Financial Aid Change Request Form at www.hawaii.edu/fas/forms .  Then, you may deposit the check into your bank account and use it for your educational expenses.


  • Unless otherwise noted by the scholarship provider, it is presumed that a student must be
    enrolled full-time (as defined for Financial Aid purposes) in order to be eligible to receive the
    scholarship monies.
  • Scholarship monies can only be applied to one semester, unless the scholarship provider has
    supplied the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa with explicit instructions that the monies should be
    divided between multiple semesters.
  • If no academic term is given by the scholarship donor, the funds will be applied to the current
    academic term.
  • Once a scholarship award is disbursed, it is the student’s responsibility to contact their
    scholarship organization (in the event that they change their enrollment) to determine the
    student’s continued eligibility for the monies.


An "overaward" situation may result if funds have already been disbursed. This may happen when the following occurs (some examples):

  1. You receive additional resources (if not already accounted for in original award offer)
  2. Your residency status changes
  3. Your living situation changes
  4. Your enrollment is below full time at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (12 credits for undergraduates, 8 credits for graduates, 12 or more credits for professional students)
  5. Verification information changes your expected family contribution (EFC)
  6. Enrollment in a course that does not charge tuition

Repayment may be required and/or adjustments may be made to other types of aid and/or future disbursements within the academic year.