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Summer Session

The Summer Session at UH Hilo is administered through the College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS).

You may be eligible for financial aid for the Summer term. In general, the following criteria must be true in order for you to receive Summer financial aid, however, you must contact the Financial Aid Office to determine your individual eligibility.

  • You must be a classified student for the Summer term.
  • You must complete a FAFSA for the current academic year.
  • You must not have exhausted your aid eligibility for the current academic year.

If all of the above are true and the Financial Aid Office has determined that you are eligible for Summer aid, you may apply by submitting a 2018 Summer Session Application for Financial Aid. Please read the important information below prior to submitting your application.

You must complete an application to apply for the Federal Pell Grant, Pacific Islander Scholarship and/or Direct or Private Loans for the 2018 Summer Session. For financial aid purposes, the Summer Session is treated as a trailer to the 2017-2018 Academic Year. This means that your aid eligibility is determined by the information on your 2017-2018 FAFSA as well as the amounts of aid you received (if any) during the previous Fall and Spring semesters. Some awards may require that you maintain a minimum of half time enrollment (UG = 6 credits, GR = 3 credits) throughout the entire Summer Session.

Once the Summer Session has started, your course schedule will be monitored on a weekly basis and your awards and disbursement dates will be adjusted accordingly. You are not eligible to receive aid for courses that you drop, withdraw, or repeat more than once after previously earning a passing grade. Non-attendance and complete withdrawal will reduce your aid eligibility. We suggest you check with our office before making any changes to your schedule to determine the impact to your awards.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that in some cases, receiving a Pell Grant in the Summer could reduce your Pell Grant in the following Fall or Spring terms. Also, disbursement dates and amounts will vary based on your class schedule and will begin NO EARLIER than May 16, 2018. Loans will not be disbursed until 8-10 days before the start of your 6th credit (3rd for graduate students).

For information regarding class availability and registration fees, please visit the Summer Session website or contact the Center for Community Engagement (CCE), formerly CCECS at (808) 932-7830 or via email at

Attention: Students Receiving Pell Grants

The US Department of Education has re-instated Year-Round Pell Grants. Year-Round Pell Grants allow students to receive additional Pell Grant beginning 2018 Summer Session. Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year so that they can continue taking classes in the summer and finish their degrees faster than they would otherwise. Students must still meet all the eligibility requirements. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office.