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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I find the status of my financial aid?
The answer varies from student to student. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more information. Read the extended answer…
FAFSA Applications Financial Aid Application Status
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When is student aid disbursed?
The first disbursement starts 10 days prior to the start of each term, provided that the student registered and meets all requirements. Read the extended answer…
Loan Financial Aid Disbursement Credit Requirements
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What happens if I drop a class and/or completely withdraw from school?
Contact the Registrar’s office for information about how to completely withdraw from school and the Financial Aid office about financial implications. Read the extended answer…
Withdraw Financial Aid Drop leaving school withdrawal
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How do I complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note?
These requirements must be completed online at studentloans.gov. Read the extended answer…
Loan Financial Aid
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How can I complete the Parent/Student Income requirement for FAFSA?
There are 2 ways to satisfy the Parent/Student Income requirement for IRS tax filers. Please see extended answer. Read the extended answer…
FAFSA Applications Financial Aid
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Can I make payments to my loans while I am still in school?
Yes. Although payments are not required if you are at least half time. Read the extended answer…
Loan Financial Aid Subsidized Unsubsidized Payments
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What is the difference between a subsidized loan and an unsubsidized loan?
Subsidized Loan: The government pays for your interest while you are enrolled at least half time. Unsubsidized Loan: The government does not pay for your interest. Therefore, interest accrues while you are in school.
Loan Financial Aid Subsidized Unsubsidized
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Can I get financial aid for courses taken at another UH System School?
It depends. You may receive aid for courses taken at another institution if the courses are required for your degree program. Read the extended answer…
Financial Aid Transfer Credits UH System Courses Classes
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What is a FSA ID?
FSA ID is a user-created username and password that replaced the FAFSA PIN effective May, 2015. Read the extended answer…
FAFSA Applications Financial Aid
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How do I apply for financial aid?
You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at the FAFSA Website and list UH Hilo’s school code (001611) in School Selection section. Read the extended answer…
FAFSA Applications Financial Aid
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