How to Apply for Financial Aid

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To be considered for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On the FAFSA, you should list the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo), code number 001611, as one of the schools to receive your information. You are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA via the Internet. The address is 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. Remember, grant funds are limited and expended quickly. File on time to ensure full consideration.

Also, you must be accepted for admission to the university before a financial aid award can be issued.

Upon receipt of the FAFSA results in the Financial Aid Office, a financial aid award letter will be sent to you.  You must review the award via the MyUH Portal and accept or decline the award within three weeks of the date of the notice.  In addition, other documents may be requested from you at that time. The MyUH Portal site is https://myuh.hawaii.edu

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 submit on the FAFSA. If selected, you must submit a verification worksheet, federal tax returns, 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 of the 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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