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Financial Aid @ Hawai'i CC

Aloha and Welcome


Our mission is to assist current and prospective Hawaii Community College students in funding their educational goals through quality customer service and efficient, timely and accurate processing in accordance with Federal, State, University of Hawaii System and Institutional regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures.

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

Financial Aid Process

Awards from financial aid programs are administered according to the laws and guidelines governing those programs. Priority is given to students who complete their FAFSA application and submit all required documents to the HawaiiCC Financial Aid Office by the March 1 priority date. Applications that are not accurate and complete prior to the student’s last day of enrollment or thirty days prior to the close of the spring semester, whichever comes first, will not be processed. Summer applications will be available separately. Contact the HawaiiCC Financial Aid Office as other deadlines may apply to your situation.

Our staff are here to help you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the aid years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021! Walk-ins welcome on a first-come-first-served basis.  For information on what to bring with you to complete your FAFSA:






*In order to start your FAFSA application, you will first need an FSA ID.  To create an FSA ID prior to your FAFSA session, please visit and use our handy FSA GuideSheet



  • Importance of your MyUH Services:

    Please be sure you check your MyUH Services regularly. Most Financial Aid correspondence will be sent to your email address; including, but not limited to: FAFSA processing status, award details, financial aid holds, financial aid eligibility information (Satisfactory Academic Progress status), etc.

  • Hawaii Community College school code for the FAFSA: 005258

  • Federal Student Aid on Twitter :

    Federal Student Aid is now on Twitter! If you have questions about the FAFSA, submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #AskFAFSA. Make sure you follow @FAFSA and tune in to Office Hours on Twitter to see if your question gets answered!

Types of Aid



Funds awarded to students based on their financial need. It is also called “gift aid”. These awards generally do not need to be repaid.



Funds awarded to students based on either financial need, declared major, interests, grades, background and many other factors.



Money borrowed from the federal government that MUST be repaid once the student ceases to attend school or drops below half-time (6 credit hours) enrollment.

Student Employment


This is federal or state funding for on-campus and off-campus part-time employment for students enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours).