Financial Aid

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be unavailable on Sunday, July 25, 2021, and Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, from 2–4 p.m. (Eastern time).

If you plan to complete a FAFSA during this time, you will need to input the necessary tax return information manually.

For more information, please visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa or contact our office.

Welcome to the Honolulu Community College Financial Aid Website!

We invite you to browse the resources we have online for financial aid. Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office. The Financial Aid staff is always willing to help.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm We encourage students to contact our office via email at honccfao@hawaii.edu or call (808) 845-9116.

If you need to submit documents, you may use UH File Drop (View Instructions) or fax our office at (808) 356-0942.

If you need to meet with someone in person, please schedule an appointment via STAR Balance (View Instructions).

Please note that when a student enters college at any age, due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), most information can only be disclosed to the student.

Changes Related To Covid-19

If you, your spouse, or parent (for dependent students) have experienced a loss or reduction of income or have incurred additional expenses due to COVID-19, there may be an opportunity for the Financial Aid Office to reevaluate your financial aid application. Please contact us at honccfao@hawaii.edu.

If you are concerned that COVID-19 has impacted your academic progress as it relates to your financial aid, please contact us at honccfao@hawaii.edu.

STAR Balance Appointments

The Financial Aid Office assists students with the FAFSA application, financial aid reviews, and special circumstances.  If you need assistance with any of these areas, you may schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office at the link below.  These appointments can be scheduled for up to 1 hour depending on the nature of the appointment.

Schedule an appointment through STAR Balance

If you have a question about financial aid forms, requirements for financial aid, and/or your financial aid status, we have advising time on Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM via the link below. Please note, these sessions are intended to be 15 minutes or less. If you need more assistance, we recommend you schedule an appointment (see link above).

Express Advising Appointments

More Information

Here is more information regarding Federal Student Aid programs including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

FAFSA Help

Filling Out the FAFSA

FAFSA Checklist

Federal Student Aid YouTube Channel