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How to Apply
For information about Admissions Requirements and Deadlines, click on one of the following links :

See Academic Calendar, for additonal information about Admissions Deadlines.

Submit your Application

Admissions Office: Ph: (808) 956-8975 / 800-823-9771 (Toll-Free); Email:

Application Fee and Cost of Attendance

Application Fee: $70
The application fee is nonrefunable and nontransferable and valid only for the semester indicated on the application.

Cost of Attendance:
For a break down of estimated costs of attendance including: tuition, room and board, and books and supplies, see Tuition and Fees.

Declaring Residency Status:
There is a significant difference in resident and non-resident tuition rates. Residents are entitled to reduced tuition rates. Be sure to fill out the Residency Declaration Form which is included in the online and paper UH system application packet.

Note: Citizens of most Pacific Island Nations also qualifiy for reduced tuition rates, see Hawaii Residency Requirements for more information.

What to do Once Admitted

Follow the guidelines in the “New Student Checklist”.

NOTE: Some academic programs have additional requirements in their application process. Visit the Colleges and Schools website to find out if your major has additional application requirements.


A variety of academic services are available through the Mānoa Advising Center. The center provides basic advising, referral, registration and informational assistance for incoming freshmen and first semester transfer students. It is located in QLCSS Rm 101. Appointments are scheduled on a same day basis, in person or by phone (808) 956-7273. Phone calls are limited to appointment scheduling.

An Academic Advisor can help you with:

1. *Registering for Classes
2. Declaring a Major
3. Arranging Placement Testing

*Click here for Step-By-Step Registration information.

NOTE: Academic advising services are also available through your college or school and, in some cases, your department. Click on the link for contact information for the various Student Academic Services offices.


How to Apply
Financial aid processing begins by filling out the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most campus financial aid programs require students to begin by filling out a FAFSA.

When to Apply

October 1 FAFSA applications available
February 1 Priority filing date

Be sure to file ON-TIME to ensure full consideration. Mid-year applicants have until April of the current academic year (Aug-May) to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply early (before written acceptance from the university) using your previous year’s tax information.

Be sure to Indicate UH Manoa’s federal school code: 001610. This will ensure that your FAFSA information is sent directly to UH Manoa and will help secure funding before it is fully dispersed for the academic year. Remember, grant funds are limited and expended quickly.

To complete the FAFSA you will need:

1. A copy of your 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ
2. State or local income tax return
3. Names of and/or federal school code for the institution you are attending or applying to
4. Driver’s License # (if any)
5. US Permanent Resident # (if not U.S. Citizen)

NOTE: Once accepted into a UH Manoa program, contact the financial aid office to find out about any additional types of financial assistance.

Repairing/Renewing Financial Aid Eligibility
If you have defaulted or are delinquent on federal student loans, you will need to take steps to renew your eligibility. Download Legal Aid Society of Hawaii's excellent PDF on addressing default and delinquencies. If you need additional assistance after reviewing the PDF, contact the financial aid office (see below) or the BTH Coordinator ( Keep in mind the process will take some time, and you may not be eligible for aid your first semester back, however it can be done!

UH Manoa Financial Aid Office
2600 Campus Road, QLCSS Room 112
Phone: (808) 956-7251
Email: (include your student ID# in message)

Types of Financial Aid Awards at UH Manoa:

For information about applying for scholarships, visit our Scholarships page under the Resources menu. See below for links to various scholarships websites.

UH Scholarships:
UH STAR Scholarships-
STAR online database available year-round
; Application period is Dec-Feb prior to Fall semester (e.g. Jan of 2010 for Fall 2010)
UHM Financial Aid Scholarships
UH Regents & Presidential Scholarship
UH Foundation Scholarships
UH Mānoa Chancellor’s Scholarship
State of Hawai‘i B Plus Scholarship
UH Mānoa Osher Scholarship
East West Center Scholarships
Women’s Campus Club
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

LOCAL Websites:
Hawaii Community Foundation
*Kamehameha Schools Scholarships
*Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation
College Connections
The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu
* Gives preference to Native Hawaiian applicants to the extent permitted by law.

NATIONAL Websites:
College Board Scholarship Search
AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship