UH Offers Tuition Waivers to Those Affected By September 11 Terrorist Attacks

University of Hawaiʻi
Jo Ann Yoshida, (808) 956-6066
Systemwide Financial Aid Specialistc/o Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Nov 15, 2001

At its October 2001 meeting, the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents approved a tuition waiver program to assist students affected by the economic downturn caused by the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

The tuition waivers will be need-based and effective for the Spring 2002 semester. They are not guaranteed to be renewable beyond the Spring 2002 semester, and policies and procedures have been established for the implementation of these tuition waivers.

Eligibility for tuition waivers are extended to employees who have been laid off from their jobs as a direct result of the September 11 attacks, as well as their spouse and/or their dependent children. Students must demonstrate financial need and must be admitted through the normal admissions process. They must be bona fide residents of the State of Hawaiʻi or a member of the U.S. armed forces stationed in Hawaiʻi on active duty as defined by UH residency rules and regulations. If a student is dependent for financial aid purposes and applies on the basis of a parent who has been totally laid off or the closure of the parent‘s small business, the parent must be a Hawaiʻi resident. If the student is the son, daughter or spouse of a person who has been totally laid off, the parent or spouse must meet the federal Title IV criteria for inclusion in the student‘s household. There will be no minimum enrollment requirement. The waiver will cover tuition only, not fees. The waiver will not cover the UH Manoa undergraduate clinical nursing fees. It also will not be applicable to non-credit courses.

If not currently enrolled, individuals who plan to apply for the special tuition waiver are encouraged to apply for admission to a University of Hawaiʻi campus. Individuals must also apply for student financial assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Students should also contact the Financial Aid Office at the UH campus they plan to attend to obtain additional application forms and to inform a financial aid administrator of their interest in the tuition waiver.

For more information about the admissions requirements and admissions procedures for the various UH campuses, contact the Office of Admissions & Records of the respective UH campus. Individuals interested in the tuition waiver should contact the Financial Aid office at the UH campus they plan to attend for more information.

University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Admissions & Records: (808) 956-8975
Financial Aid Office: (808) 956-7251

Kapiʻolani Community College
Admissions & Records: (808) 734-9448
Financial Aid Office: (808) 734-9536

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Admissions & Records: (808) 974-7414
Financial Aid Office: (808) 974-7324

Kauaʻi Community College
Admissions & Records: (808) 245-8226
Financial Aid Office: (808) 245-8256

University of Hawaiʻi—West Oʻahu
Admissions & Records: (808) 454-4700
Financial Aid Office: (808) 454-4700

Leeward Community College
Admissions & Records: (808) 455-0645
Financial Aid Office: (808) 455-0606

Hawaiʻi Community College
Admissions & Records: (808) 974-7661
Financial Aid Office: (808) 974-7663

Maui Community College
Admissions & Records: (808) 984-3267
Financial Aid Office: (808) 984-3277
Honolulu Community College
Admissions & Records: (808) 845-9129
Financial Aid Office: (808) 845-9116

Windward Community College
Admissions & Records: (808) 235-7432
Financial Aid Office: (808) 235-7449