See Admissions FAQS.
Yes. If you intend to apply for financial aid (Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, GradPLUS loans, need-based scholarships and opportunity grants, and work-study), please file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it becomes available at 7:01 PM HST on December 31 (12:01 AM EST on January 1). Need-based scholarships are awarded based upon eligibility and the order of FAFSA received. You may indicate "will file" on tax-related questions and then update this information after you file your taxes. Our federal school code is 001610. To add our school code to an existing FAFSA, click "Add a school" under "Returning User?".
No. Students from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are not eligible for federal financial aid loans. You may, however, be eligible for the Pacific Islander Scholarship. In order to qualify for the scholarship, you must complete the FAFSA.
If you receive any other form of financial assistance in addition to those shown on your Award Offer (e.g., Kamehameha/Hawaiʻi Community Foundation/UH Foundation scholarships, University department tuition waivers, etc.), you must notify the Financial Aid Director immediately. As required by federal regulations, an adjustment to your award(s) may be necessary to reflect the increase of your resources. Failure to notify the Financial Aid Director may delay your financial aid disbursement and/or may require you to repay the university.
Visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Use your social security number and FAFSA PIN to access your account. Your account information will include current loan amounts, lenders, and lender contact information.
If you’ve received a financial aid package and would like to request a budget adjustment for the purchase of health insurance, please complete the Petition for Reevaluation Form.
If you’ve received a financial aid package and would like to request a budget adjustment for the purchase of a laptop (up to $1285), please complete the Petition for Reevaluation Form.
Please meet with us. You may be able to receive additional funding.
Generally students are able to apply for financial aid throughout the school year. You should file a FAFSA as soon as possible.
Federal work-study is a financial aid program. Students who receive work-study can work on-campus and will receive a paycheck for hours worked. Any students who receive work-study and wish to participate must attend a training session with the UH Career Development and Student Employment Office.
Please meet with us. You may be able to receive loan money instead.
Your enrollment status may affect your financial aid award. If you have specific questions about how your award may change, please meet with us.
Audited courses do not count toward the credits needed for FT/PT financial aid status.
You may be eligible to receive financial aid if you are taking more than four credits. Summer term financial aid requires a separate application (available Feb/March). You must have a current school year FAFSA on file.
Loan consolidation allows students to combine their existing federal loans into one loan. This loan will have an interest rate that is based on the weighted average of all loans. Before graduation, we will offer an information session about loan consolidation options. You may also meet with us to discuss your options.
No, international students are not eligible for internal scholarships through the Law School. You may want to explore other options via the East-West Center. For more information about applying for loans, please visit International Student Loan and International Financial Aid websites.
For information about loan repayment, bar exam loans, deferment, and forbearance, see the Alumni page.