Office of Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help remove financial barriers and to assist students in meeting the cost of attendance at HPU.  The role of our office is to help fill the gap that exists between the cost of attendance and funds available from your family, savings and other resources.  Welcome to HPU.

Click here to begin a FAFSA application.

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Answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Aloha and Welcome to Hawai’i Pacific University!

Thank you for your interest in HPU. As you complete your admissions process and prepare to attend, I would like to offer you some important information on financial aid. We strive to maintain good communication with our students, and are always looking for better ways to share critical information. Applying for aid can feel like a daunting process, but we are here to assist you, and help you make informed decisions. I encourage you to read through the financial aid website thoroughly, it has all the details on the application and awarding process. Please read all correspondence you receive thoroughly, and ask questions if something is not familiar.

The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. You should complete this application in January of each year for the upcoming academic year. It is important to complete the FAFSA early to meet our priority processing date of March 1st. Financial aid is only a supplement to your college costs, and in order to be eligible for the best award package, it is critical that we have the most accurate information.

HPU is an affordable education option. Our merit and talent based scholarships, coupled with our low tuition, help students pursue their educational goals, and receive financial aid from a variety of sources. We encourage smart borrowing with respect to all student loans, and will be there to counsel you on the options most appropriate for you.

Good luck in your educational pursuits.

Financial Aid Staff

General Information Loan Information Policy Information
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  • Complete your 2016-17 FAFSA at
  • Summer Request Forms are available now.


  • Fall 2015: 11/20/15
  • Spring 2016: 04/15/16