Financial Aid

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Keep a copy of your records including your FSA ID username and password.
  • Apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA every year starting October 1 (for 2024-25 only, expected release is by December 31, 2023).

Step 1: Apply for Admissions

  • Complete a University of Hawaii System Application online.
  • You must decide which of the seven UH Community Colleges you plan to attend and that will be your home campus. Your home campus is where you are admitted, seeking your degree, and will process your financial aid.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

  • Create a FSA ID if you don’t already have one as this is the only way to sign and complete the online FAFSA.
  • Every contributor will also need to create a FSA ID. A contributor is anyone (you, your spouse, your biological or adoptive parent, or your parent’s spouse) who’s asked to provide their information on the FAFSA form.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online starting in October (for 2024-25 only, expected release is by December 31, 2023).
  • Make sure you have all required documents to complete the FAFSA, including the Federal School Code:
    College Federal School Code
    Hawai‘i Community College 005258
    Honolulu Community College 001612
    Kapi‘olani Community College 001613
    Kaua‘i Community College 001614
    Leeward Community College 004549
    University of Hawai‘i Maui College 001615
    Windward Community College 010390

Step 3: Status/Verification

For 2024-25 only, FAFSA submissions will not be sent to student's selected colleges until the end of January 2024. Due to this delay, campuses will not be able to confirm that your FAFSA has been received until around February or March. We will send out email communication when we receive your FAFSA.

  • Check MyUH Portal for any outstanding requirements.
    • Your FAFSA application will be considered incomplete until all outstanding requirements have been met.
  • Verification is the process your school uses to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA form is accurate. If you are selected for verification, you will be required to submit additional documentation.
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  • Until your information has been verified, a financial aid award cannot be issued to you.