Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university administers a multi-million dollar financial aid program that includes scholarships, grants, work study and loans. Students are notified of merit scholarships at the time of admission; need based aid is determined by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for financial aid and merit scholarships is March 1st.

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Merit Scholarships

  • Description: These selective and limited tuition waiver scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who are U.S. high school graduates.
  • Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Information provided on the Admission application along with the high school transcript will determine eligibility.
  • Academic Year Value: Partial tuition waiver
  • Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to 3 years
  • Deadline: Only an application for Admission is needed.  Admissions applications accepted year round.
  • Application Form: Submit an application for Admission

Band, Orchestra, & International Vocal Ensemble Scholarships

  • Description: These tuition waiver scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman, transfer, and graduate students from around the world.
  • Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Members are selected based upon an audition and acceptance into the university.
  • Academic Year Value: Partial tuition waivers
  • Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to 3 years
  • Deadline: An audition is required for these groups and partial scholarships are available. For more information on the Chamber Orchestra, please visit www.hpu.edu/orchestra. For more information on the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Athletic Bands, visit www.hpu.edu/band. These websites are the most efficient way to find out about the audition process, due dates, etc. You may also contact Teresa McCreary through e-mail at tmccreary@hpu.edu, or by phone, (808) 544-0887.

Cheerleading and Dance Scholarships

  • Description: These tuition waiver scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman and transfer students from around the world.
  • Minimum Requirements: Members are selected based upon tryouts and acceptance into the university.
  • Academic Year Value: Partial scholarship
  • Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to 3 years, with audition for requalification annually
  • Deadline: An audition is required for these groups and partial scholarships are available. For more information on the HPU Cheer Team please visit www.goseawarriors.com (FANZONE - CHEER). For more information on the HPU Dance Team please visit www.goseawarriors.com (FANZONE-DANCE). These websites are the most efficient way to find out about the audition process, application due dates, and live tryout dates. You may also contact Head Dance Coach, Jessica walz at dance@hpu.edu or by phone at 808-687-7039. HPU's Head Cheer Coach, Savanna Sibley can be reached at cheer@hpu.edu.
  • Application Form: Please download the 2012-2013 Cheer Tryout Packet. This packet contains all the cheer program information and details for live and videotape auditions, as well as the Tryout Information Sheet.

Debate Scholarship

  • Description: This tuition waiver scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman and transfer students who are interested in participating with the HPU debate program. The program also offers tuition waiver scholarships to Graduate Assistants as debate coaches. 
  •  Minimum Requirements: A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 supported by a current official transcript and intent to pursue one of the degrees offered by the HPU College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Academic Year Value: Partial tuition waiver
  • Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to 3 years
  • Deadline: April 2013
  • Application Form: Available February 2013

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