Registration

Overview: Registration

Your financial aid award is for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is not transferable to another institution. Your financial aid award is based on full-time enrollment (12 credits for undergraduates, 8 credits for graduates, and 12 or more credits for Law/Medical professional students). If you are not enrolled full-time, you must immediately notify our office in writing to prevent an overpayment award. Please let us know your expected number of credits for that semester when NOT at full time via email, or submit the Enrollment Form (under the Miscellaneous section).

*Your award offer is valid for 30 days. Your award may be cancelled if you do not accept or decline your award offer within this time frame. If your awards are cancelled, you may request to have your aid reinstated. Please be aware that some funds may no longer be available (i.e. Federal Work Study, Grants, and the Federal Perkins Loan.)

Credit Load

Your financial aid award will be based on full time status at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (12 credits for undergraduates, 8 credits for graduates, 12 or more credits for Law/Medical professional students). If you are not being charged tuition for a course(s), an adjustment will be made to your budget and your aid may be adjusted. Your financial aid disbursement will be pro-rated based on your enrollment. If you are not or will not be enrolled as a full time student, you will need to complete the Financial Aid Enrollment Form for each term and submit it to Financial Aid Services by the deadline on the form. To receive Federal loans, you must be at least half-time.

Graduate Students are considered at full time for Financial Aid purposes at 8 credits, even though your department may have a differing credit definition. (For example, Graduate Students receiving a tuition waiver are considered by the Graduate Division to be full time when at 6 credits, but Financial Aid is still based upon 8 credits). Please let us know any time you are not at full time for financial aid purposes, as your eligibility will be recalculated.

*If you will be concurrently enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and at one of the Community Colleges, you must be enrolled for at least 6 credits at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in order to be eligible for financial aid. If you would like your Community College courses to be counted toward your University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa enrollment, you will need to complete the Community College Enrollment Form for each term and submit it to Financial Aid Services by the deadline on the enrollment form(under the Miscellaneous section).

UH System Concurrent Enrollment

  • Minimum 6 credits UH Mānoa enrollment required for each semester.  If enrolled 12 or more credits at UH Mānoa, other UH System enrollment will not be included for financial aid purposes.  DO NOT submit this form if enrolled 12 or more credits at UH Mānoa.
  • You must be enrolled in the course(s) listed below at the time of submission; otherwise this form will not be processed.  Course(s) must be for a letter grade and count towards your UH Mānoa degree in order to be included in enrollment for financial aid purposes.
  • UH Mānoa credit enrollment and other UH System enrollment listed below must be maintained for the entire semester or your aid may be revised or cancelled at the end of UH Mānoa’s registration period.  If your other UH System institution course(s) changes prior to the deadline above, a new Enrollment Form must be submitted, otherwise your awards will be based ONLY on your UH Mānoa enrollment.
  • Federal financial aid will be applied directly to UH Mānoa charges ONLY since other institution charges are handled separately.  Non-Federal aid can be applied to both UH Mānoa charges and other UH System charges.  You will be responsible for any remaining charges not covered by your financial aid.
  • Financial Aid Services will contact your instructor to verify your attendance in each course.  If attendance verification is not received from your instructor, your financial aid may be revised or cancelled at the end of UH- Mānoa’s registration period.
  • A student may receive financial aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time.
  • The UH Mānoa Opportunity Grant will be prorated based on UH Mānoa campus enrollment only.
  • Full-time enrollment at UH Mānoa campus is required for New Warrior Scholarship, Mānoa Academic Merit Scholarship, Kua’ana Tuition Waiver, and UH Mānoa Service Award.  Other UH System enrollment cannot be included.
  • If other UH System Institution course(s) starts later than the regular UH Mānoa term, your funds will be disbursed approximately 10 days before the course start date.  
  • Less than full-time enrollment at UH Mānoa campus may affect your eligibility for future scholarships.

Please go to https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/forms/ to obtain the UH System Concurrent Enrollment.

DEADLINES
Please refer to the deadline on the UH System Concurrent Enrollment Form. Late forms will not be accepted.

Outreach College (Extension/Distance Education Courses)

If the Outreach College course is listed as a UH Manoa course(s), it may be counted towards your financial aid enrollment. The course(s) must be applicable towards your UH Manoa degree.

Screenshot Outreach Course selection indicating 'UH Manoa Outreach' selections

If you will be registered for Outreach College Courses (Extension/Distance Courses):

  1. Your disbursement may be delayed due to courses starting later than the normal semester. 
  2. Your financial aid may be adjusted due to courses starting and ending at different times.
  3. Your financial aid may be adjusted due to different tuition and fee charges.
  4. Your financial aid adjustments may be made after you receive your refund.

Please review the Financial Aid policy.

Enrollment Status

Courses that do not count toward a student's degree cannot be used to determine enrollment status for financial aid purposes.

Students may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time.

Each semester, Financial Aid Services will evaluate your enrollment status for financial aid purposes on the last date for 50% tuition refund.   Please refer to the Financial Aid Important Dates & Deadlines on the home page for the actual date.  Before this date, your aid may fluctuate depending on the number of credit hours you are registered for.  Dropping credits after your aid has been disbursed may result in a revision to your financial aid award and a balance owing to the Cashier’s Office.  On this date, your financial aid will be based on your UH Manoa campus enrollment as of this date and will no longer fluctuate when enrollment changes occur, except for students who officially or unofficially withdraw from all courses during the semester.  (For additional information on officially or unofficially withdrawing from all courses during the semester, please refer to the financial aid website at https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/policies/withdrawing.php).  If your enrollment decreases after this date, (i.e. withdrawal from a course), you may jeopardize your continuing financial aid eligibility, due to not meeting satisfactory academic progress.  If you are enrolled after this date, you may be eligible for limited financial aid.  If your enrollment increases after this date, only student loans may be adjusted.  Please check MyUH Services to make sure you are registered for the courses you intend to be enrolled in.


 

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