How to Apply

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

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA

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 (account) to complete a FAFSA.

The FSA ID is used to sign the application electronically. If you are unable to enter your or your parent's 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.

Your FAFSA information will be sent to Honolulu CC and our office will use the information to determine the financial aid you may be eligible for. All communications regarding your financial aid including requests for additional information will be sent via email. Student requirements can also be found on MyUH. When your financial aid award has been finalized, an email notification will be sent to your UH email.

Priority Dates

We encourage students to complete the FAFSA as early as they can to get the most favorable financial aid award. The FAFSA is available starting October 1 of every year for the following school year. To optimize your financial aid awards, please complete your FAFSA by the following dates:

Fall Semester - March 1st

Spring Semester - October 1st

You may still apply after these dates, but be prepared to pay for tuition and other expenses until you are awarded financial aid.

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