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Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid Office is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals. Each year, we administer grants, scholarships, student employment, and loans to eligible students to assist with their college costs. If you need assistance, please contact us.


  • Request for Special Circumstance: If your financial aid application does not accurately reflect your current financial situation (e.g. loss of employment, serious illness of a family member, change in marital status, etc.), you may request for a Special Circumstance consideration. While there are no guarantees that an additional review will result in changes to your eligibility, we encourage students to complete the process if they feel it is justified. Complete the Special Circumstance Form for the appropriate aid year on our Forms page.
  • Request for Cost of Attendance Adjustment: A cost of attendance is created for every student who is awarded financial aid. In addition to tuition and student fees, the cost of attendance includes an estimated cost of books/supplies, food, housing, transportation and personal expenses. If you have costs that are not included or go beyond the calculated cost of attendance, you may request for a Cost of Attendance Adjustment. Please note that the requests are not guaranteed, but encouraged if you feel it is justified. Complete the Request for Cost of Attendance Adjustment form for the appropriate aid year on our Forms page.
  • The 2023-2024 FAFSA opened on October 1, 2022. Get ready for the 2023-24 school year! This FAFSA covers these semesters: Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024.
  • Free online Financial Aid Workshop (how to complete the FAFSA application for the 2024-2025 school year): September 20 and 27; October 4, 18, and 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; and December 6 and 13. All workshops are 6:00 – 7:30 pm. For more information, please email FAFSA@hawaii.edu. Click here to register.
  • Free online Scholarship Workshop (learn about various scholarship opportunities for the 2024-2025 school year): November 2 and 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Click here to register.
  • The deadline for the 18th annual AES Engineering Scholarship application is October 8, 2023. ALL students are welcome to apply!

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Basic eligibility requirements

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Types of Aid

Grants, Scholarships, Loans and Employment

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines Timetable


September 14, 2022 Fall 2022 Freeze Date for Enrollment Status
October 1, 2022 2023-2024 FAFSA Opens
2023-2024 UH System Common Scholarship Application Opens
November 16, 2022 Deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal for Fall 2022
December 2, 2022 Deadline to apply for a Federal Student Loan for FALL ONLY
February 2, 2023 Spring 2023 Freeze Date for Enrollment Status
April 12, 2023 Deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal for Spring 2023
May 1, 2023 Deadline to apply for a Federal Student Loan
June 13, 2023 Summer 2023 Freeze Date for Enrollment Status
June 30, 2023 Deadline to request Concurrent Enrollment Approval for Spring 2022
June 30, 2023 Deadline to complete 2022-2023 FAFSA

Please also see our Academic Calendar and Payment Deadlines for other important dates and deadlines

Contact Information

Contact the Financial Aid Office
Please use your UH email account when communicating with us via email. Please also include your student ID # in your message. If you do not have a UH email account, “Get a UH Username!” to create an account. Our response time for emailed questions may take an estimated 3–5 business days during peak times.

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

96-045 Ala Ike, AD 201 (Student Services Welcome Center)
Pearl City, HI 96782

Phone: (808) 455-0606
Fax: (808) 454-8804
Email: lccfao@hawaii.edu
Federal School Code: 004549