At the Financial Aid Office (FAO), we have redesigned our web site. It is designed to provide easy access to financial aid forms, to help with understanding the financial aid eligibility requirements, and to assist with the financial aid process and procedures.
Visit the new web site at www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid and fill out the Financial Aid Survey to tell us how helpful our new web site is, and how we are doing in providing quality customer service.
It is October and midway through the Fall semester. Be ready for the 2012-2013 scholarship applications and the FAFSA for the 2012-2013 academic year. Most outside scholarship applications are distributed starting in November; check the different web sites for updates. To be ready for the scholarship season, make sure you file your 2012-2013 FAFSA. Have a list of recommenders and official/unofficial high school or current college transcript, community/volunteer service information and a list of any achievements you have done. Make sure you read the requirements for each scholarship application you fill out. For the University of Hawaii system, the applications will be available starting in January 2012.
REMEMBER that the 2012-2013 FAFSA is available starting January 1, 2012. Make sure you and/or your parent(s) file the 2011 tax return.