State of Hawaiʻi Financial Aid
A. Hawaiʻi State Need-Based Opportunity Grant
Recipients of this award must be bona fide residents of the State of Hawaiʻi. The award is for students with financial need who are enrolled at least half-time.
B. Hawaiʻi State Merit-Based Achievement Scholarships
These scholarships are available to resident and non-resident students who merit assistance because of their achievement and/or service to UH Hilo. The award may cover up to the cost of UH Hilo tuition.
C. State Higher Education Loan (SHEL)
The State Higher Education Loan is available to qualified bona fide Hawaiʻi residents who demonstrate financial need. Annual loan limits may vary and the interest is a fixed 5% with repayment beginning nine months after a student graduates, leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment. Loans are repaid monthly over a 10-year period. Recipients must complete a SHEL Master Promissory Note as well as a SHEL Entrance Counseling.
D. Hawaiʻi B Plus Scholarship Program
Grant funds are available to graduating seniors from a public Hawaiʻi high school who have at least a 3.0 high school grade point average, have completed a rigorous high school curriculum, demonstrate financial need and are a bona fide Hawaiʻi resident. Students must also be enrolled full-time to be eligible.