Paying for College

Leeward CC offers high quality education at the lowest tuition rates in the state. Our affordable tuition lets you concentrate on your education–not how you’ll pay for it. Even though our tuition is only $126 per credit, we realize you may still need help finding ways to pay for your education. We're here to help you find the resources that will make college affordable.

Financial Aid
Find out what you need to know about getting financial assistance for your educations

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Gainful Employment Info for Certificate Programs


Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, to disclose certain information to prospective students about their Title IV aid eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Program).

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Financial Aid / Disbursement

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Your financial aid award will be electronically applied to any unpaid registration charges approximately 10 days prior to the start of instruction, unless your awards are finalized after the start of school or you have any outstanding requirements.  If there are excess funds after tuition and fees have been paid, you are entitled to a refund.

There are two ways to receive a refund:

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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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