Paying for College - How to Apply
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How to apply?

Step 1
Complete a University of Hawaii System Application online.

Step 2
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online:
Make sure you have all required documents to complete the FAFSA, including the Federal School Code.

Step 3
If you are selected for verification, you will be required to turn in additional documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

What is verification? Verification is a random process by the Department of Education that requires the campus you will be attending to verify that the information you reported on the FAFSA matches the Federal tax returns that you/spouse and/or parents filed, and any other documentation that may be required.

When you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR), it will show that you have been selected for verification; or you may check the MyUH Portal. If you are selected, you are required to submit a verification worksheet, copy of your Federal tax return transcript, and/or other supporting documentation as requested by the Financial Aid Office. Before a financial aid award can be determined, your file will need to be completed and verified. Failure to submit the documents will result in your financial aid file being closed and no award being issued.

If there are corrections that need to be made to your FAFSA, your information will be resent to the Federal processors to be recalculated.

The Priority Date to have everything completed for the UH Community Colleges is April 1st.

Tips for completing the FAFSA:

  • Make sure to include the Federal School Code.
  • Make sure to sign your application or include your PIN and your parent’s PIN when filing electronically.
  • Keep a copy for your records.

University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges Federal School Codes:

Hawai‘i Community College

Honolulu Community College

Kapi‘olani Community College

Kaua‘i Community College

Leeward Community College

University of Hawai‘i Maui College

Windward Community College



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