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Financial Aid for MIX

Complete the FAFSA - In order to be considered for Financial Aid, you must first complete a FAFSA for each academic year. Based on the FAFSA, you will be awarded grants and/or loans.

Get your Award - Normally, your Financial Aid Award (grant & loan offer) is based on the average costs of living and studying in Hawaii. When you go on international exchange, however, your Award will be adjusted based on the costs of living and studying in another country.

Know Your Tuition - Your UHM tuition & fees will remain exactly the same when you go abroad on MIX. However, your living expenses may change, and you may have additional travel costs such as international airfare.

Complete a MIX Budget - To have your Financial Aid Award adjusted for the semester(s) you spend abroad, you must complete a MIX Financial Aid Budget. Complete the form using the cost estimates on the MIX website (see 'MIX Partner Universities), and then bring the form to MIX for review. MIX will forward the form to Financial Aid Services, who will then adjust your Award in MyUH.

Accept your Award - You must remember to accept your Award in your MyUH portal, in order for the funds to be released. First, your award will be applied towards your tuition bill. If there is a remaining balance, you must make up the difference. If there are funds remaining once your tuition bill has been covered, you can have those funds directly deposited into your bank account (remember to sign up for e-Refund in Myuh). You can use those funds to cover your housing and personal expenses while you are abroad.

Plan Ahead - Please note that your Financial Aid Award will be disbursed approximately 10 days before the first day of instruction at your overseas university. Plan ahead to cover your plane ticket, which you will need to purchase before your Award is disbursed.

Summer Financial Aid - If you are going on a MIX Summer Program that is categorized as 'Regular Exchange', and are taking a minimum of 6 credits over the summer, you may qualify for a summer financial aid award. Typically, only loans are awarded during the summer -- not grants. If you would like a summer loan award, please fill out a MIX Financial Aid Budget AND a Summer Study Abroad Financial Aid Application. Students going on 'Independent' MIX Summer Programs are not eligible to receive separate summer loan awards. Conversely, students going on either type of MIX Summer Program can simply use loans accepted from previous semesters that have not yet been used - no budget form is necessary.

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Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - For U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Students must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant in order to apply. Awards are up to $5,000 for a semester, plus an additional $3,000 for students studying a Critical Needs Language (includes Chinese, Japanese, and Korean).
  • Bridging Scholarship - For undergradute students in any major who will be studying in Japan. Students must be U.S. citizens to apply; awards are $2,500 for a semester or $4,000 for a year.
  • Boren Awards for International Study - This scholarship is open to students studying abroad in geographic areas that are critical to U.S. national security. This includes all countries in Asia, but does not include Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe. Students must be U.S. citizens to apply; awards are up to $20,000.
  • JASSO Scholarship - For exchange students going on short-term study in Japan. Students placed at MIX universities in Japan will receive JASSO application forms from the partner university, if that university has qualified for JASSO funding (Japanese Government Funding).

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University of Hawai'i Funding Sources

  • Shidler College of Business Travel Scholarships - Freeman Scholarship (Asia only) and Johnson Scholarship (all locations), for high-achieving business students going abroad. See Undergraduate Academic Advisor Rikki Mitsunaga in the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS, BusAd B-101) for more information about scholarships and other funding opportunities.
  • Arts and Sciences Majors - The Arts and Sciences Advisory Council has established awards to help fund special scholarly activities of significant educational value not available through regular coursework.

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