Complete your FAFSA for 2018!


The 2018 FAFSA application opens on October 1st. The application is free for students! Take the important steps to financing your education here at UH Mānoa.

If you still have not submitted or completed your 2018 FAFSA and need help, stop by our office at QLC 209.


Personal Budget Binder

If you missed your chance to get your own budget binder during UH Saves Day and you just can’t live without it, download and print your own today!

My Budget Binder

8th Annual UH Saves Day!


Have you fallen off with your new year resolution to save money? Perhaps have some holiday debt to pay off? Just want to get ahead financially? Come down to the 8th annual UH Saves Day!

Get resources to help you reach your savings goals, find out how to become a more responsible consumer, learn how you can do your taxes for free, learn how to prepare to purchase a home, learn to invest and so much more.

Don’t forget to take pictures at our photo booth, participate in the scavenger hunt, pick up a financial planner booklet (very limited quantities for UHM student) and enter to win fabulous prizes! 

UH Saves Day 2017
Wednesday, February 22nd
Campus Center Courtyard






Living Financially Healthy


The Financial Literacy Program will be hosting a table on making healthy financial choices at the Living Pono: A Healthier Campus Initiative fair! Happening on Wednesday January 11, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm in the Campus Center Courtyard.

Check us out, learn, and begin how to make healthy financial choices!

Here are some free resources available to download:

Financially Fit Handout

Making the Commitment to Save

Create: Your Savings Goals

How to Get out of Debt

Financing your Graduate Education Handouts 2016

Are you considering attending graduate school in the future? A graduate degree is a great investment in your future and can lead to higher lifetime earnings than someone without a graduate degree. Use these handouts to help you better plan for grad school:


Timeline to apply


Online Resources/Fee assistance & Waivers


Loan Comparison & Repayment Chart


Cost of Attendance/Budget Sheet


Financing Your Undergraduate Education!

UG Financing Education 2016



Have you ever felt anxious or overwhelmed when thinking about how to pay for your education? Or even your living expenses while you are in school?

Don’t panic, we are here to help you.

Join the UH Manoa Financial Literacy Program Peer Educators as they share information with students about the various ways that one can finance their education. We will help you to develop a plan to:

-Estimate the cost of your education
-Create a budget
-Utilize funding options available including gift aid and self-help aid

We are offering several session to fit with your schedule. Please sign-up for one of them below.

Seats are limited, so click here to RSVP!


UH Saves Day 2016

UH Saves Day Flyer 2016 with Prizes

Come join the UH Manoa Financial Literacy Program and our great exhibitors to start saving, paying down debt, building wealth and improving your overall financial wellness at UH Saves Day 2016!!! Get help with your FAFSA, locating scholarships and even free tax preparation assistance too.


Lots of giveaways, fun, informational and interactive activities, an America Saves photo booth and a live game show competition that will be test the financial knowledge of four student teams competing for a $1,000 scholarship.


Don’t forget to participate in the scavenger hunt for your chance to win an iPad mini or other great prizes!


UH Saves Day 2016

10:30am – 1:30pm

Campus Center


This year’s exhibitors are Bank of Hawaii, Better Business Bureau, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Consumer Education and the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of the Securities Commissioner, Investor Education Program, Financial Planning Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Credit Union League, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, Hawaii State Public Library System, Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, Hawaiian Community Assets, Taxpayer Advocate Service, Territorial Savings Bank, UHM Financial Aid Services, UHM Student Parents at Manoa and University of Hawaii Federal Credit Union

VITA Tax Volunteers Needed

Aloha Potential Tax Volunteers,

We will be offering free of charge tax preparation services to our UH Manoa students and general community from February 9, 2016 though April 8, 2016. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will be by appointment only 10am – 4pm. Walk ins as well as appointments will be accepted on Wednesdays 10am – 8pm and Saturdays from 9am -1pm.

In order to volunteer you must pass a few online multiple choice certification tests. Training is mostly self-study using the modules at IRS VITA/TCE Central. Supplementary training will be offered on Saturday, January 23rd and 30th from 9am – 3pm. A limited number of training kits are available in our office (QLC 209). You should complete the paper test (in training kit) first before attempting the online certification test as you only have two attempts to pass with a score of 80% or higher. When you have passed the certification tests you should print and sign your Volunteer Agreement form to submit to the site coordinator at your volunteer site.
Hours spend training and volunteering may be counted towards the Manoa Service Award as well as active status credit for certain RIO’s.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stacy Miyashiro or stop by QLC 209.
VITA Volunteers Flyer


Taking Credit For Your Future Presentation

Calling all undergraduates! Join the Financial Literacy Program Peer Educators for a informal talk-story session all about how to build (or rebuild) credit and choosing the best form(s) of credit for yourself.

This event has passed, please check back to see when our next presentation will be held.

Credit Flyer 11.03.2015

Identity Theft presentation

Did you know that college aged students are the largest growing demographic of  identity theft? Once a person obtains your personal identifying information they can easily begin to steal your identity. Identity thieves do not only steal your identity for financial purposes but for academic, career and healthcare purposes to list a few.

Make sure that you don’t become the  next victim of identity theft. If you are a college student, attend the Identity Theft: Don’t Be Next presentation, given by the Financial Literacy Peer Educators:

Thursday, October 15, 2015
4:00pm – 6:30pm
QLC 412

Reserve your seat here.


Identity Theft Don't Be Next - FLP Web