Financial Aid


OneIf 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 applications 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?".

  • Applicants: Do not wait to find out if you have been admitted or wait until you finalize your tax return before completing the FAFSA.
  • If you have never filed a FAFSA, you will need to apply for a PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA application.
  • When you have completed your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Check the accuracy of this report.

TwoCheck your financial aid status on MyUH.

  • Log in to MyUH using your UH username and password. If this is your first time using the MyUH portal, click on “Get a UH Username.”
  • Click on the “Financial Aid” link.

Financial Aid

  • Click on "My Overall Status of Financial Aid."
  • Select your aid year. Click "Submit."
  • This is a summary of your aid year. To view detailed information, click on the corresponding links: Student Requirements, Cost of Attendance, Awarded. If there are outstanding requirements, the Financial Aid Office will not be able to process your financial aid.

Overall Status

ThreeAccept or decline your award offer.

We will email you when you receive a financial aid package. (You can log in to MyUH at any time to see if your award status has been updated.)

  • Log in to MyUH using your UH username and password. If this is your first time using the MyUH portal, click on “Get a UH Username.”
  • Click on “Financial Aid."
  • Click on “My Overall Financial Aid Status.”
  • Select your aid year. Click "Submit."
  • Click on “Awarded" in “My Overall Financial Aid Status.”
  • Go to the “Accept Award Offer” tab to view, accept, decline, or reduce the offered amount for each award.

  Accept Award Package  
 

 Accept Award Offer II 

  • If you have any active messages from Financial Aid Services, you will see the link in “My Overall Financial Aid Status.” It is your responsibility to periodically check “Student Requirements” and "Active Messages" for any updates to your financial aid status  All correspondence will be done via you hawaii.edu email account.

Entering Students: You must accept or decline your financial aid package within 30 days of the package date. If you plan to attend the Law School, please take action as soon as possible. We use acceptances to track the funds we have available for other students. If you decide not to attend the Law School, please complete this short form at http://www.law.hawaii.edu/decline. We will cancel your acceptance of the financial aid package and make the funds available to other students.

FourComplete the loan process. 

  • Log in to MyUH using your UH username and password.
  • Click on the “Financial Aid” link.
  • Click on "My Overall Status of Financial Aid."
  • Select your aid year. Click "Submit."
  • Click on the links under "Unsatisfied Requirements" for more information on satisfying requirements.

    NOTE: Only ONE Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the student loans are needed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. If you do not complete the processes with the Federal Direct Program, your loans will not be disbursed.

   Requirements  

  • The links will will take you to https://studentloans.gov. Click on the "Sign In" button. Your PIN is the same as your FAFSA Pin. If you do not have a PIN, go to http://www.pin.ed.gov to apply for one.
  • Click on the appropriate link to complete your necessary requirements: StudentLoans.gov

fiveCollect your financial aid disbursement. Financial Aid Services is able to disburse funds after you've accepted your awards and completed all necessary requirements.  

  • Log in to MyUH using your UH username and password.
  • Click on the “Financial Aid” link.
  • Choose "Review my Charges." If you have a disbursement, you will see a refund and refund amount.

Entering Students: Financial aid will not be applied to your account balance until after you register at Orientation. Any refunds available will be generated after your account balance has been paid. All refunds will be mailed to you or directly deposited into your bank account if you signed up for eRefunds. We strongly encourage you to sign up for eRefunds. You may view your charges/make payment screen to track payments and refunds at MyUH.

Returning Students:  If you have met all your requirements and you are at your proper enrollment level (all students are awarded initially at full time - 12 graduate credits per semester during the Fall/Spring Terms and 8 graduate credits per semester during the Summer term), the Cashier’s Office will apply your financial aid towards your UHM Tuition, Fees and Student Housing charges 10 days prior to the start of the semester, and all refunds will be mailed to you or directly deposited into your bank account if you signed up for e-refund on your MyUH Portal account. We strongly encourage you to sign up for eRefunds.

  • If you made a payment by cash or check, any residual financial aid monies will be mailed to you or deposited into your bank account in about two weeks from the disbursement of your financial aid. Failure to update your refund/mailing address may delay the delivery of your refund check.
  • If you will be receiving a scholarship check from an outside donor (e.g., Hawaiʻi Community Foundation/Harriet Bouslog/Unity House) and the scholarship is made payable to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa only, your scholarship will be applied towards your tuition, fees, student housing charges, and all residual amounts will be mailed to your refund/mailing address within two weeks. Failure to update your refund/mailing address may delay the delivery of your refund check.
  • If your scholarship check is a co-payable check made out to you and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, you may endorse the scholarship at the Cashier’s Office and apply it towards your tuition, fees and student housing charges. If your tuition and fees have already been paid, the Cashier’s Office will release the scholarship check to you.

Refund Policy

Please see the University Bursar's Office website for the University's refund policy.

Contact

Lisa M. Dye

Director of Financial Aid
Phone
(808) 956-5502