Aloha and Welcome
Our mission is to assist current and prospective Hawaii Community College students in funding their educational goals through quality customer service and efficient, timely and accurate processing in accordance with Federal, State, University of Hawaii System and Institutional regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures.
The priority date to complete your FAFSA (Financial Aid Application) is March 1 for academic year 2014-15.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshops
- Workshop 1 Getting Started with Scholarship Manager
- Assistance with UH System Common Scholarship Application.
- Opened December 1, 2013 and deadline March 1, 2014.
- Application for Students who plan to attend any University of Hawaii campus except for UH Manoa.
- Single application for over 40 different scholarships
- Workshop 2 Filling out the FAFSA
- Get help filling out the FAFSA application.
- Must register to attend and SEATS ARE LIMITED
- After registering PRINT confirmation page for list of documents needed to complete FAFSA Application.
- Workshop 3 Go for Broke - Preparing your Winning Application!
- Guidance from HawCC faculty and staff with writing personal statements and essays for scholarship applications.
- Scholarship Tutoring
- Drop in assistance to look over scholarship application.
- Get help with any questions on scholarship.
Importance of MyUH:
Make sure you check your MyUH portal. Most Financial Aid related information can be found in your portal. Information such as:
To access Financial Aid information over the
It is required that the student complete Authorization Disclosure Release Form
The priority date to complete 2014-15 FAFSA application process is March 1.
Federal regulations on Satisfactory Academic Progress policy changed effective July 1, 2011. These updates could affect your financial aid eligibility. Read the new policy to stay up-to-date with the new policies and procedures and how they affect you. click here to view our SAP policy.
Federal Student Aid is now on Twitter! If you have questions about the FAFSA, submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #AskFAFSA. Make sure you follow @FAFSA and tune in to Office Hours on Twitter to see if your question gets answered! https://twitter.com/FAFSA
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.
- To receive federal student aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click here to start. Hawaii Community College’s priority date is March 1. Enter Hawaii Community College school code: 005258.
- The Financial Aid Office has Peer Advisors to help complete the FAFSA. Contact the office to make an appointment at (808) 934-2712.
- If you have an appointment with one of our peer advisors, Please make sure to bring all the applicable documents listed on FAFSA Appointment Checklist
Check your UH email for notifications from the Financial Aid Office and use the MyUH Portal to contact the office about status changes and to view your award information.
Financial Aid Process
Awards from financial aid programs are administered according to the laws and guidelines governing those programs. Priority is given to students whose complete application is received by the March 1 priority date. Applications that are not accurate and complete prior to the student’s last day of enrollment or thirty days prior to the close of the spring semester, whichever comes first, will not be processed. Summer applications will be available the first week of May. Contact the Financial Aid Office as other deadlines may apply to your situation.
Types of Aid
Funds awarded to students based on their financial need. It is also called “gift aid”. These awards generally do not need to be repaid.
Funds awarded to students based on either financial need, declared major, interests, grades, background and many other factors.
Money borrowed from the federal government that MUST be repaid once the student ceases to attend school or drops below half-time (6 credit hours) enrollment.
This is federal or state funding for on-campus and off-campus part-time employment for students enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours).
Open Monday â€“ Friday
Fax: (808) 934-2711