Financial Aid for Housing
Aloha, The following information explains how financial aid can be used to help in paying for on-campus residence halls and off-campus housing costs.
Payment of Financial Aid for On-Campus Housing (Residence Halls)
- Your financial aid will not pay for the reservation deposit ($500) required by the Housing Office.
- Once the $500 security deposit has been paid and you have been accepted to Housing, financial aid can be used to hold your place on the reservation list. All documentation listed in your Financial Aid Award must be received and have been cleared by the Housing Office in order to hold a place on the Housing reservation list
- If you plan on using the PLUS loan to cover any of your expenses, your PLUS loan must be approved.
- Click here for further information on Parent loans at HPU.
- If your award is incomplete by the payment deadline because of failure to submit all documentation or if the amount of award is insufficient to cover the Housing charge, you must pay the balance due or you will be transferred to the Housing wait list and your $500 security deposit will be forfeited.
June 1st is the priority deadline for completion of your aid package for the confirmation of your status on the residence hall list. October 15th is the deadline for spring.
- Financial Aid cannot be used to pay any housing fees directly to the University for new spring Housing applicants. If you receive aid that will cover expenses other than tuition, you may use any financial aid you have that exceeds your tuition to help offset any personal payments that you make up-front for housing. Students will be assigned and confirmed for housing when the full Housing payment has been made.
Payment of Financial Aid for Off-Campus Housing
- You may use any financial aid you have that exceeds your tuition to pay your off-campus housing charges.
- Even though you plan to use financial aid to pay for your off-campus housing and other living expenses, you must be prepared to pay these expenses from your own funds if you have delays in completing your financial aid.
- Every student who is living off campus should come to school with enough money to cover first month expenses.
- Also, please keep in mind if you are a first-time borrower, your federal loans will not be paid to your account before the first thirty days of school.
- If you plan to use financial aid to pay for off-campus housing it is important for you to make sure that you have completed all of your financial aid forms and information at least sixty days before the beginning of the semester.
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