Financing Graduate School Resources

If you are planning on or considering going to graduate school you are in the right place. We have created some resources that will help you to identify the funding sources that are available to you. Enjoy!


Presentation Slides:

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Estimating the Cost of Graduate School  Worksheet

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Graduate School Funding Timeline

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Fee Waiver, Test prep and Scholarship Sources

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Student Loan Comparison Chart

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Financing Graduate School

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. But before you submit your application you should really ask yourself:

  • How much does your chosen graduate program cost?
  • How you will pay for your graduate degree?
  • How do different funding options affect me and my future?

We can definitely help you answer those questions at our Financing Graduate School presentations on:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Kuykendall Hall 301
Thursday, March 20, 2014
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Webster Hall 203



Seating is limited so please RSVP Here

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UH Saves Day 2014, Wednesday, February 26th

Don’t miss the UH Saves Day Exhibition!

UH Saves Day Exhibition

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Campus Center

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Financial Literacy Program will be hosting its 5th Annual UH Saves Day in conjunction with the national America Saves Week in order to encourage our students, faculty and staff to save for big items such as a home, education, retirement or for smaller accounts like an emergency fund.  More than 1,000 non-profit organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, religious organizations, and unions are involved in this national campaign with thousands of Americans being reached. Interactive educational exhibits and activities provide a great opportunity to help people in our community to start a personal savings plan, reduce debt and build their wealth.

Exhibitors will share their financial knowledge and expertise using fun, interactive displays. This year’s exhibitors include America Saves, American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Better Business Bureau of Hawaii, Capitol One 360, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Consumer Education, Hawaii Insurance Division & the Office of Securities Commissioner, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, Taxpayer Advocate Service, UH-Federal Credit Union, and UH Mānoa Financial Aid Services.

In addition to the exciting exhibits we will have a scavenger hunt, tons of free giveaways and a photo booth. The “I’m saving for” photo booth will encourage attendees to make a financial savings pledge while capturing some wonderful memories with friends.

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February Newsletter

February is the shortest month of the year but for us in the Financial Literacy Program team it is our busiest month! We have been tabling at Campus Center weekly to answer any questions you may have about filling out your FAFSA, helping other students to prepare their income taxes for free, recruiting for our 2014-2015 Financial Literacy Peer Educators, preparing for our Valentine’s Day Condom Fair and finalizing our 5th Annual UH Saves Day Exhibition and LifeSmarts Game Show Competition. If that wasn’t enough we have been working hard to make sure our February newsletter is packed full with our event details and tips on a meaningful but low-budget Valentine day for you and your friends or sweetheart. We hope you enjoy!


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Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School

Aloha and Happy New Year from the Financial Literacy Program! With the holiday season ending keep yourself on track with the January edition of our newsletter. From tax preparation to scholarships, start your New Year off right by reading some of the tips and tricks we have to offer!

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