Applying for financial aid at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must complete the FAFSA annually and the FAFSA is available October 1st of the year before you will be attending college. Most forms of student aid require the FAFSA. The FAFSA helps determine your eligibility for federal aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. Financial aid offered is based on eligibility and certain funds may be limited. We strongly encourage you to apply early.
School Code: 001610
Priority Deadline: February 1st of the academic year that you will be attending college
If you are interested in scholarships, please note that the majority require separate applications. Visit Scholarships for links to our school’s options, in addition to local and national options.
Check Your Status
Did you submit your FAFSA and waiting on an offer/financial aid package from us?
HOW TO CHECK YOUR FINANCIAL AID STATUS
Some students may be selected for a process called “verification,” which requires students to submit additional documents to confirm the financial aid information. ProVerifier+, powered by ProEd, is a service provided to our prospective students and their families to assist in this verification process online. If you are selected for verification, you will be notified by email and a custom link will be provided to complete the verification process.
HOW TO COMPLETE VERIFICATION PROCESS
Your dependency status determines whose information you must report on the FAFSA.
HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR DEPENDENCY STATUS
Interested in receiving financial aid for the summer?
HOW TO GET SUMMER AID
Military, International & Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Students
Are you a military (or come from a military family), an international, or DACA student?
SEE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE FOR THESE STUDENTS
Study Abroad and International Exchange
Are you interested in or will you be studying abroad?
LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Helpful FAFSA Videos
Create an FSA ID
This video briefly summarizes how to create an FSA ID, a username and password.
This video briefly summarizes how completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will give you access to federal gift and self-help aid.
Completing the FAFSA
This video provides you with information on what you will need to gather in order to complete the FAFSA.
Determining Dependency Status
This video will guide in determining dependency status, dependent or independent, and if parent information needs to be provided on the FAFSA.
FAFSA Submission and Results
This video will review how to sign and submit your FAFSA, and what necessary steps you need to take in order for your financial aid to be fully processed.