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SSSP Financial Aid and Scholarship Info


The Student Support Services Program can help you with the Financial Aid application process.

SSSP Counselors can assist you with:

For help with the FAFSA

The staff in the SSSP office can offer answers to most of your financial aid questions and they can provide a link between you and the UH Hilo Financial Aid Office.

Pell Institute

"The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education , conducts and disseminates research and policy analysis to encourage policymakers, educators, and the public to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students. The Pell Institute is the first research institute to specifically examine the issues affecting educational opportunity for this growing population. Visit the Pell Institute website to learn about the Pell Institute, including their mission, purpose, goals, and history."

The Pell Institute "publishes research and analyses that address equal educational opportunity, particularly the outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. Additional publications include occasional papers, policy briefs, and an electronic newsletter".

Pell Institute Publications:

Other Scholarship Quicklinks

For a step by step guide to successfully applying for scholarships that include the College Scholarship Essay, Personal Assessment, Preparing the Scholarship Application Form, Letters of Recommendation and The Interview go to:

Scholarships for International Study:

International Scholarship Websites

Scholarship Search quick links:

The SmartStudent (™) Guide to Financial Aid Money Bag

Also check your local library resources, businesses, civic organizations and your parents' places of employment.

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