Kaua'i Community College

Types of Aid

 

Below is just a partial listing of some of the grant, scholarship and loan opportunities available to Kaua`i Community College students and how to apply for them. There are many other financial aid options available to students and their families, including numerous national and local scholarships offered by private donors and organizations. Students should do research to identify other ways to pay for college.

Here are some helpful places to start:

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC):  1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

 U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid (FSA) on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

(Free monies that do not need to be repaid unless you withdraw or stop attending school, or are determined ineligible by other financial aid regulations. Some funds are dependent upon yearly allocations so amounts may vary or may not be available. )

FEDERAL PELL GRANT

AMOUNT: 2013-2014 annual maximum for full time status-$5,645. *Award is adjusted based on enrollment status.

The Federal Pell Grant is a program for high need undergraduate students who have not earned their first bachelor or graduate degree. To qualify for a Pell Grant, you must be enrolled at least half time. In some cases, less than half-time students may qualify. Award amounts are based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Education and on Congressional funding.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this grant.  Visit www.fafsa.gov and click the link “START HERE.”

 

FEDERAL SEOG GRANT

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduate students with exceptional need who have not earned a bachelor or graduate degree and are attending at least half time. Normally, the grant is awarded to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and who have the lowest EFC.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this grant.  The school receives limited funding and will award them out on a first come first serve basis.

 

HAWAI`I STUDENT INCENTIVE GRANT (HSIG)

These tuition grants are available to undergraduate students attending school at least half time who have a zero (0) Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Funds are limited.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible the school will consider you when awarding out the limited funds.

 

UH OPPORTUNITY GRANT

Formerly administered as tuition waivers, this grant provides aid for students demonstrating financial need.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the school and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this grant.  The school receives limited funding and will award them out on a first come first serve basis.

 

UH TUITION WAIVERS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN STUDENTS

These tuition waivers are based on demonstrated financial need and Native Hawaiian ethnicity. Complete the FAFSA as close to January 1 as possible and identify self as Native Hawaiian on the UH Admissions application.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the school and if you are eligible the school will consider you when awarding out the limited funds.

 

NATIVE HAWAIIAN SECOND CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP

The Second Century Scholarship is a need-based grant provided to Native Hawaiian students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is available to students across the UH System beginning in Fall 2008, who are enrolled in at least six (6) credits, with the amount awarded depending on the student’s financial need and funds available. To be eligible, Native Hawaiian students need to apply for financial aid through their campus financial aid offices. You may be asked to verify your Native Hawaiian ancestry. All regular deadlines apply.

 

HAWAII B+ SCHOLARSHIP

Funds are available to public Hawaii high school graduates from 2006 and later who have a 3.0 or higher high school grade point average and who took certain rigorous courses.

HOW TO APPLY:  Have your high school send an official high school transcript to the Admissions and Registrar's Office at:

KAUAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE – REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
3-1901 KAUMUALII HWY
LIHUE, HI. 96766

Then request that the registrar's office send a copy to the financial aid office by calling them at (808) 245-8225.

 

UH CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The new University of Hawai`i Centennial Scholars Program will award $1,000 toward tuition to all UH-bound (including UH Community Colleges) high school students who graduated from a Hawai`i high school with a 3.8 grade point average or scored 1800 or better on the 3-part SAT, and are enrolled full time (12 credits or more).

HOW TO APPLY:  Have your high school send an official high school transcript to the Admissions and Registrar's Office at:

KAUAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE – REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
3-1901 KAUMUALII HWY
LIHUE, HI. 96766

Then request that the registrar's office send a copy to the financial aid office by calling them at (808) 245-8225.

 

UH SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIPS

2014-2015 Academic Year Timeline: December 1, 2013 to March 1, 2014.

The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student attending any of the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System.

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit https://uhsys.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_AwardingHome.aspx?AvailabilityId=56214.

 

UH MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be classified, new or continuing, enrolled in at least 9 credit hours, resident undergraduate. Earned and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 or higher for first-time freshman and at least 3.70 or higher for college.

AMOUNT:  Up to $2000 per year.Amount adjusted if not enrolled fulltime 

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered you must complete the paper application.  Visit the Financial Aid Office or go to http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/admissions/fa/Form.htm. and select "UH MERIT SCHOLARSHIP"

DEADLINES: September 25th for Fall semester, and January 17th for Spring semester

 

UH SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP -

Recipient must be classified, new or continuing, enrolled in at least 9 credit hours, resident, undergraduate. Earned and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 or higher. Be nominated or recommended by a faculty advisor. Students must be able to demonstrate evidence of involvement in one of the following areas: campus programs and/or activities, leadership participation in student affairs, outstanding work performance as a student employee, or college newspaper production.

AMOUNT:  Up to $2000 per year for Resident Tuition status. Amount adjusted if not enrolled fulltime 

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered you must complete the paper application.  Visit the Financial Aid Office or go to http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/admissions/fa/Form.htm. and select "UH SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP"

DEADLINES: August 1st for Fall semester, and January 15th for Spring semester

 

UH RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP (Currently unavailable for the 1314 Academic Year)

Recipient must be classified, new or continuing, enrolled in at least 9 credit hours, resident undergraduate. Earned and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 or higher. Students who enroll in vocational programs determined as customarily dominated by members of the opposite sex. Also includes recruitment of high school students into programs designated by the college such as: nursing and trade technology. For information on non-traditional majors, visit the UH website at http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/nontrad.

AMOUNT:  Up to $2000 per year for Resident Tuition status.  Amount adjusted if not enrolled fulltime. 

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered you must complete the paper application.  Visit the Financial Aid Office or go to http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/admissions/fa/Form.htm. and select "UH RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP"

DEADLINES: N/A

 

UH MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR PACIFIC ISLANDER STUDENTS

Recipient must be classified, new or continuing, enrolled in at least 9 credit hours, resident undergraduate. Earned and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 or higher. Recipient must be an eligible Pacific Island resident as determined by the Board of Regents exemption list in the UH common Application.  (i.e. American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, etc.).

AMOUNT:  Up to $2000 per year. Amount adjusted if not enrolled fulltime

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered you must complete the paper application.  Visit the Financial Aid Office or go to http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/admissions/fa/Form.htm. and select "UH RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP"

DEADLINES: September 25th for Fall semester, and January 17th for Spring semester

 

STUDENT LOANS

(Funds that must be repaid)

FEDERAL DIRECT SUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans are made to students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half time.  The U.S. Department of Education is the lender for Direct Stafford loans.  The U.S. Department of Education will pay (subsidize) the interest that accrues on subsidized Stafford loans while the student attends college and during grace and authorized deferment periods.  Repayment of the loan normally begins six months after the student graduates, leaves school, or is no longer enrolled at least half time.  Students who have been awarded and accept a loan must complete additional application materials.  For first-year, first-time undergraduate borrowers, the loan funds cannot be released until 30 days after the first day of classes for the term.

AMOUNT:  On an annual basis, freshmen may borrow up to $3,500; sophomores may borrow up to $4,500.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this loan.

FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOANS

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is available to students who may not qualify for a Subsidized Stafford Loan. This loan is not based on financial need. The Unsubsidized loan has the same basic terms and procedures as the Subsidized loan except that interest will start accumulating from the time that the loan is disbursed.  The interest does not have to be paid while you are enrolled at least half time but will accrue and be added to the loan principle at repayment.

AMOUNT:  At the freshman and sophomore levels, students are eligible for up to $2,000 per year.  Students classified as independent by the U.S. Department of Education are eligible to receive additional funds through Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this loan.

 

 

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We are no longer mailing paper letters.


 

 

 
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