Military Community Financial Awards

Continuing Students - military family members, retirees, and DoD civilians
(who have enrolled in classes between January 2014 and December 2015)

HPU Military Makana Grant

Hawai‘i Pacific University is updating how it offers financial awards to students from the military community.  The change continues to support the military community by offering top tier programs while providing financial and student assistance.

Beginning in January 2016, a series of financial awards will be available to servicemembers as well as military family members and retirees.  Please see the information below for frequently asked questions specific to continuing military-affiliated students (excluding current military servicemembers), and feel free to contact you Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator for additional questions or clarification.

In order to be considered for the HPU Military Makana Grant, students must complete a Makana Grant Application and a Military ID Verification form with their Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator. These documents should be submitted two weeks prior to the start of the term (http://www.hpu.edu/AcademicCalendar/).

FAQs
HPU Military Makana Grant

Q: Who is eligible for the HPU Military Makana Grant?
A: Military family members, DOD civilians, retirees who are continuing (active between January 2014 and December 2015) HPU students, currently receive the military identification tuition rate and do not receive other significant funding.

Q: What is the HPU Military Makana Grant?
A: The HPU Military Makana Grant provides eligible students with a $525 per credit award to be applied to all undergraduate courses taken on the military bases and all online courses. The HPU Military Makana Grant may also be applied to all business courses delivered on the downtown campus.

This grant will be valid through Summer 2017, and will be adjusted based on any change in HPU tuition rates, as long as your Military Identification remains valid. After this time, eligible students may apply for the HPU Military Award – please see HPU Military Award FAQ’s for details (hpu.edu/militaryawards).

Q: Do I need to apply for the HPU Military Makana Grant, or will I just receive it if I currently have a valid military ID?
A: Yes, you must submit a Military Award application and submit a Military Affiliation Verification with your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator. Students should submit these documents at least two weeks prior to start of the term (http://www.hpu.edu/AcademicCalendar/).

Q:  Will I receive notification that I’ve been awarded the HPU Military Makana Grant?
A: Yes, you will receive an award letter via your HPU email account within two weeks of receipt of your scholarship application.

Q: What will HPU Military Makana Grant recipients see on their bill?
A:  1-credit course as an example, will see the following charges based on their major degree:

Tuition College of Extended and Interdisciplinary Education

$775.00

HPU CXE Military award

-$525.00

Amount Due:

$250.00

Q: What happens if my bill does not show the award(s)?
A: Verify with your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator that your Military Affiliation Verification Form and Military Award Application have been received and processed with HPU. Once this is confirmed, your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator will put in a formal request for the award to be applied to your student account.

Q: How do I verify my status as a military ID holder?
A: Verify with your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator that you are designated as a current military family member and/or retiree with HPU. If your designation is not accurately reflected on your student account, you will need to complete a Military Affiliation Verification Form with your Academic Advisor or Base Coordinator.

Q: Where do I apply?
A: Please Apply Here
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