Eligibility

Financial aid programs are regulated by federal, state, and institutional policies. Most financial aid guidelines specify the following basic eligibility requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
  • Have earned either a high school diploma, GED certificate, or equivalent;
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if a male between the ages of 18-25);
  • Submit all required documents as needed to process your financial aid application;
  • Be a classified student in an eligible associate or certificate degree program. To check if a program is eligible, please contact the Financial Aid Office;
  • Have Honolulu Community College as your home campus;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time at Honolulu CC;
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy [PDF]; and
  • Not be in default on a Federal educational loan or owe a refund on a Federal grant.