How to Apply

The FAFSA must be completed every year in order to receive financial aid for each school year.


Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward receiving federal aid for college. Go to

  • You (and your parent if applicable) must have an FSA ID to complete a FAFSA. To create one, go to The FSA ID will be used to sign the application electronically. If you are unable to enter your FSA ID, you must print out the signature page and mail it with the required signatures
  • Make sure to read the instructions carefully.
  • Be sure to add our Federal School Code: 001612.
  • This is the recommended way for you to complete a financial aid application because it is safe, fast, and easy.

Your FAFSA information will be sent to Honolulu CC and our office will use it to determine the aid you may be eligible for. All important financial aid information is sent via email. If additional information is required to correctly process your financial aid, you will be notified through your UH email. Student requirements can also be found on MyUH. Once all student requirements have been successfully completed, it generally takes about 8-12 weeks to process a student's financial aid application. When your financial aid award has been finalized, an email notification will be sent to your UH email.

Priority Dates

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open for students beginning October 1. We encourage students to complete the FAFSA as early as they can to get the most favorable financial aid award. Below are our school's priority dates for financial aid. You may still apply after these dates, but be prepared to pay for tuition and other needed educational expenses until you are awarded financial aid. Our priority deadlines are as follow:

Fall Semester - March 1st

Spring Semester - October 1st

Federal School Code

The Honolulu Community College Federal School code is 001612.


For questions regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the financial aid application process, you may refer to these resources for help:


Filling Out the FAFSA

Federal Student Aid YouTube Channel