Financial aid programs are regulated by federal, state, and institutional policies. Most financial aid programs including Title IV funds specify the following 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)
  • Be a classified student in an eligible associate or certificate degree program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office if you have question about eligible programs
  • 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
  • Have Honolulu Community College as your home campus
  • Be enrolled at least half-time
  • Submit all required documents as needed to process your financial aid application