Financial Aid

Whether you are newly admitted or a continuing student, we are here to help you obtain eligible funding to pursue your education at UH West O'ahu. We sincerely hope the services and financial aid offered will help you achieve your educational goals.

IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Education Savings Account Project (NEW!) - Are you going to school to become a teacher?

INPEACE Kulia and Ka Lama Education Academy (KKLEA) is now accpeting applications for their new Education Savings Account Project. Savers can receive up to $4000 in matching funds to be used for higher education expenses including, tuition fees and books. Receive FREE Financial Education Workshops and FREE one-on-one Financial Coaching. To apply or receive more information, contact Saydee at (808) 380-4224 or email kklea@inpeace.org.

  • Basic Participant Eligibility Requirements as follows:
    • Native Hawaiian
    • Reside on the Wai'anae Coast (Zip Code 96792)
    • Currently enrolled in a Elementary/Secondary Education Degree program at an accredited Institution of Higher Education
    • You or your spouse is employed
    • Income eligibility applies (e.g. TANF Recipient, EITC Recipient, or 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level)

* New FSA ID replaces the Federal Student Aid PIN! Effective May 10, 2015 anyone needing to complete the FAFSA or access any Federal Student Aid Websites, will need to have an FSA ID. The FSA ID replaces the FSA PIN that was previously used as a student and parent's electronic signature when completing the FAFSA. To create an FSA ID, simply log on to www.fafsa.gov . For additional information regarding the FSA ID refer to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/fillin-out/fsaid#fsaid-intro . For assistance with creating an FSA ID, refer to the "U.S. Dept. of Education How to Create FSA ID Guide".

* The 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available online at www.fafsa.gov . Don't forget to submit your FAFSA for next school year!

  • Make sure to indicate UH West O'ahu’s FAFSA school code is 014315.
  • The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA for fall is April 1st.
  • Most schools, including UH West O'ahu, have an established priority deadline. Meeting the priority deadline, allows the student the best opportunity to be considered for the most aid possible, as some financial aid programs have limited funding. If the priority deadline is missed, the student may still apply for financial aid and the award offer will be subject to available funds.

* Important information regarding financial aid recipients who are NOT FULL-TIME enrolled at UHWOFinancial aid awarded through UHWO is based on a student's full-time enrollment at our institution. If this is not the case, students must inform the Financial Aid Office in writing or via email to uhwo.finaid@hawaii.edu. If the student will be concurrently/dually enrolled at another UH System campus and are not full-time enrolled at UHWO; the financial aid recipient should submit the Concurrent Enrollment Request Form to inform the Financial Aid Office of your enrollment status. Half-time enrollment at UHWO is required to remain eligible for most financial aid, including scholarships.  The deadline to submit the Concurrent Enrollment Request Form for Fall 2015 is Wednesday - September 23, 2015.

* Important information regarding the Summer Sessions - Financial aid for the summer is only available for those who received the federal Pell Grant during the Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 semesters and did not utilize their full aid year eligibility.  No other financial aid, including federal student loans are available for the summer sessions. In order to determine whether or not you have any remaining Pell eligibility, contact the Financial Aid Office at (808) 689-2900 or email uhwo.finaid@hawaii.edu.


For questions regarding financial aid at the University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu, contact:

University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu
Student Services Office
91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone: (808) 689-2900
Fax: (808) 689-2901
Toll free: 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.finaid@hawaii.edu