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How to Apply for Financial Aid

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To be considered for financial aid you must complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  On the FAFSA, you should list the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo), Federal School Code number 001611, as one of the schools to receive your information.  You are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.  UH Hilo will receive your data electronically and we will then be able to calculate your financial aid award. The priority filing date (submitted to the federal processor) is March 1, 2014.  Please be aware that grant funds are limited and expended quickly.  File your FAFSA on time (by the priority deadline) to ensure full consideration.

Upon receipt of the FAFSA results, the Financial Aid Office will determine your financial aid eligibility.  If additional information is required from you, you will be notified at that time.  You must also be admitted to the university as a classified, degree-seeking student before your application will be processed.  Upon awarding, you will receive a notification instructing you to review the award via the MyUH Portal (https://myuh.hawaii.edu) and accept or decline within three weeks of the date of that notice.  (Please note that if you are awarded any type of grant, those will be automatically accepted for you.  You must submit a decision on any loans and/or work-study offered to you.)  In addition, other documents (needed for disbursement of funds) may be requested from you at that time. 

Applicants Selected For Verification

Your application for Federal student aid may be selected for a process known as verification.  This means that the Financial Aid Office must verify the accuracy of the information that you submitted on the FAFSA.  If selected, you must submit a verification worksheet, federal tax return transcripts, and/or other supporting documents.  Until your information has been verified, a financial aid award cannot be issued to you. 

You will be notified in writing if you have been selected for verification.  You will normally have 60 days to submit the required verification documents.  Failure to submit the verification documents will result in your financial aid file being closed and no award being issued.  If any data reported on the FAFSA is found to be incorrect, your financial aid eligibility will be recalculated.

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How To Contact Us

Financial Aid Office, 200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091
E-mail: uhhfao@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7449
Fax: (808) 932-7459
Web: hilo.hawaii.edu/financialaid

We have seven full-time staff members that will be happy to assist you.

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