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Our Mission

The University of Hawaiʻi Hilo Financial Aid Office provides guidance and financial aid to students who are unable to pursue their education without such help.

Guidance is provided through individual and group consultations, publishing information and public information sessions. Financial aid programs are administered in accordance with policies and guidelines established by the institution, the State and Federal government to assure that there is reasonable and equitable distribution of the limited funds available and that priority is given to those students with legitimate and demonstrated need.

Meet Our Staff

Jody Adviento-Turner

Financial Aid Specialist

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7771, Jody’s Email

Shana N. Kaneshiro

Financial Aid Counselor

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7714, Shana’s Email

Nani Munekata

Financial Aid Counselor

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7219, Nani’s Email

Sherrie K. Padilla photoSherrie K. Padilla

Enrollment Services Manager/Director of Financial Aid

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7451, Sherrie’s Email

Kolby Santiago photoKolby Santiago

Assistant Director

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7450, Kolby’s Email