Financial Aid

Financial Aid Forms

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Non-directory education records are considered confidential and will not be released without written consent from the student.

Students may use the Consent to Disclose Financial Aid Information to a Third Party (PDF) form to authorize the person(s) identified to have access to otherwise confidential information protected under the FERPA law.

Please be aware that due to federal regulations, some forms require a handwritten signature (cannot be typed). Please refer to the individual form for specific signature instructions (if any).

Verification Forms

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. If any data reported on the FAFSA is found to be incorrect, your financial aid eligibility will be recalculated. Until your information has been verified, a financial aid offer cannot be issued to you. You will normally have 60 days to submit the required verification documents.

2023-2024 Academic Year

2024-2025 Academic Year

Concurrent Enrollment

Please be aware that courses at another institution (including UH System schools) may not count toward your financial aid enrollment. However, if courses from another institution are going to satisfy your graduation requirements, those courses could be considered. For those courses to be considered, you must maintain at least six (6) credit hours of enrollment at UH Hilo during the Fall/Spring terms (at least one (1) class during the Summer term) and submit a completed UH Hilo Prior Authorization for Transfer Credit for Financial Aid Form (PDF).

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals

A student who is placed on Financial Aid Suspension may appeal the denial of financial aid. The appeal must be made by submitting a completed SAP Appeal Form to the Financial Aid Office no later than 10 days after receipt of the notice of Financial Aid Suspension.

Loan Forms

Request for Review of Special Circumstance(s)

The FAFSA uses your family’s prior-prior year income to determine your financial aid eligibility. It is assumed that this is an accurate predictor of your family’s financial strength during the academic year. We understand, however, that this may not be the case. Federal Regulations allow us to adjust the FAFSA to reflect more realistic information when a family's income is drastically reduced from one year to the next. If you would like to request a re-evaluation of your income, please submit one of the following forms:

2023-2024 Academic Year

2024-2025 Academic Year