Financial Aid

2018-2019 Estimated Cost of Attendance

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Leeward Community College utilizes standard budgets which are updated annually by the University of Hawaii's Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs. The budgets are a reflection of the changes in national cost of living figures and local community costs. The cost of attendance includes more than the items the student pays to the institution.

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Hawaii's Promise

Available starting in Fall 2017!

The Hawai‘i  Promise Scholarship is a need-based award intended to be applied toward the unmet need of qualified students enrolled at any community college campus of the University of Hawai‘i.

Awards are contingent upon funding and amounts are determined by the individual students’ FAFSA information. Recipients are selected based on the following criteria combined with the use of a selecting algorithm.

Student eligibility

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Gainful Employment Info for Certificate Programs


The U.S. Department of Education requires postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs to disclose information to prospective students about their Title IV aid eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in a recognized occupation.

GE Disclosure includes information on program length, estimated cost of education, completion rates, student loan Indebtedness, and job placement.

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Financial Aid / Scholarships

Apply for as many scholarships as you can – it’s free money for college!  There are many scholarships available for students to apply for through various institutions and foundations.  Although applying for scholarships requires extra research and steps on your part, they are worth it since they do not need to be repaid!

Please see our Leeward CC/UH System and External links for scholarship sources!

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Financial Aid / Apply for Aid

To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Completing the FAFSA is simple and fast, but best of all, it’s FREE!  It will also provide you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college.  Your FAFSA information will also be used to determine eligibility for available state and school aid.

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