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Summer Financial Aid

Leeward CC students attending summer may be eligible to receive financial aid to assist with costs. Financial aid for the summer term is limited to only federal aid: Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan Programs. Due to limitations on the eligibility of the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan Programs, not all students will be eligible for financial assistance during the summer. The Financial Aid Office will begin to award summer aid starting May 4. Students will be notified via their UH email once their summer financial aid eligibility is determined.

Eligibility Requirements for Summer Aid:

  • File a 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Leeward Community College (School Code: 004549).
  • Meet all financial aid Basic Eligibility Requirements.
  • Be registered by our school’s Summer Enrollment Level Census Date, July 12, 2022. Please remember that you can only receive financial aid for courses that apply to your degree.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) at the end of the Spring 2022 semester; if you are a continuing student, summer financial aid is contingent upon SAP.
  • Have not petitioned to graduate for Spring 2022.

If you would like to be considered for Summer Financial Aid, please email us at

Additional Information:

Summer Enrollment Level Census Date
The “Enrollment Level Census Date” is for the purpose of determining your enrollment level for the semester. The Enrollment Level Census Date for Summer is July 12, 2022. On this “census date” we will record your enrollment level (number of credits enrolled that apply to your degree program) as of that date, which will determine your eligibility for financial aid awards for the semester.  Courses that are added after this “census date” will not be included into your financial aid enrollment level for the semester.

Federal Pell Grant
Available to qualified students who enroll at least half-time (6 credits or more) who may exceed their full-year scheduled award OR for students who enroll less than half time (1 – 5 credits) and did not utilize their full-year schedule Pell Grant eligibility during the Fall and Spring semester.

Example 1: You received a Pell Grant for full-time enrollment in both Fall and Spring. You must be enrolled at least half-time status (6 credits or more) to be considered.

Example 2: You received a Pell Grant at less than full-time enrollment in Fall and/or Spring. You may have Pell Grant eligibility remaining and may qualify at less than half time status (1 – 5 credits) or higher.

Fall 2021 Enrollment Spring 2022 Enrollment Summer 2022 Enrollment Potentially Eligible for Summer Pell
Full Time (12 cr +) Full Time (12 cr +) 6 credits or more YES
Full-time (12cr +) Full-time (12cr +) 5 credits or less NO
3/4x (9-11 cr) Full Time (12 cr +) 1 or more credits YES
1/2x (6-8 cr) Full Time (12 cr +) 1 or more credits YES
1/2X (1-3 cr) Full Time (12 cr +) 1 or more credits YES
0 credits Full Time (12 cr +) 1 or more credits YES

Please note: Receiving the Federal Grant during any semester will count toward your 600% Pell Grant Lifetime Limit.

Federal Direct Student Loans
Available to eligible students who enroll in at least 6 applicable credits. If you are interested in a student loan, you must complete and submit by July 12, 2022 one of the following:

  • If you are a continuing student loan borrower at Leeward CC during the 2021- 2022 academic year, submit a statement indicating the amount you are requesting.
  • If you are a first-time student loan borrower at Leeward CC during the 2021-2022 academic year, submit the Federal Direct Student Loan Request Form. In addition, you must complete the Entrance Counseling Session and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at Federal Student Aid.

Students are restricted to the annual limit for the academic year, which includes any Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 borrowing.

Concurrent Enrollment
If you are enrolled in courses at other University of Hawaii Campuses, and would like our office to consider enrollment in those courses in your Summer Enrollment Level, you must have the Concurrent Enrollment process completed by July 12, 2022.

Time frame and Method of Disbursement
In general:

  • Pell Grant funds will disburse once you begin attendance.
  • Student loan funds will disburse once you begin attendance in at least six credits.

Disbursements are processed electronically, and applied to your student account, whether or not you have any outstanding tuition/fee charges.  If you have excess funds/credit balance, the Cashier’s Office will process a refund.