Financial Aid

You can afford to attend a University of Hawai‘i Community College. There are several ways to get financial assistance if you need it, including federal financial aid, grants, scholarships and loans.

Where can I get financial aid?

Start by going to UHCC Financial Aid. The site will provide information and guidance on how to apply for financial aid to the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges.

How do I apply for financial aid?

  1. Apply for admission to one of the University of Hawai‘i Community College campuses.

  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FASFA.

  3. Submitting the FAFSA gives you the most access to financial aid sources to pay for your education. In addition to federal resources, local funding sources such as scholarship organizations and colleges also tend to require that you have completed the FAFSA. The application is available starting October 1 for the following school year.

    To begin, learn what you need to fill out a FAFSA® form. Be sure to select the correct aid year and to include your community college’s code when it asks you where to send information.

    For assistance in completing the form, email and a local FAFSA specialist will assist you.

What type of scholarships are available?

Scholarships, money that does not need to be repaid, are awarded based on a variety of factors, such as academic achievement, leadership, field of study, and/or financial need. The UH System Common Scholarship Application, is one application for numerous scholarships and used by the UH Community Colleges.

You may also be eligible for the Hawai‘i Promise Scholarship which provides money from UH and the State of Hawai‘i to cover direct education costs—such as tuition, fees and books—that are not met by other forms of financial aid.

Check out the UHCC System scholarship page for a listing of scholarships that may be available to you.

Who can I contact for questions on financial aid?

Please contact the UH Community College campus financial aid office you are interested in attending.