Aloha from Hawai’i Pacific University!
Thank you for your interest in HPU. As you complete your admissions process and prepare to attend HPU, 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 starting October 1st of each year preceding the academic year applying for (e.g. Oct. 1, 2016 for the 2017-18 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, talent, need and other non-need based scholarships/grants, 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.
We wish you the best in your educational pursuits.
Financial Aid Staff
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