How to Apply for Financial Aid

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 Hilo (UH Hilo), Federal School Code number 001611, as one of the schools to receive your information. Complete the FAFSA online at Please be aware that grant funds are limited and expended quickly. File your FAFSA early to ensure full consideration. UH Hilo has a priority filing date of February 1st

Upon receipt of the FAFSA results, the Financial Aid Office will determine your financial aid eligibility. If more information is required, you will be notified via email. Once you have created a UH username and have a email address, that will be our main form of communication with you. In addition to being admitted to the university as a classified, degree-seeking student you must also complete all other requirements before your application will be processed. Once an aid offer is created, you will receive an email instructing you to log on to MyUH Services to review and respond to your financial aid offer.