Disbursements

When your financial aid award is successfully processed, the Cashier's Office will apply your aid towards your student account according to the dates required by Federal Regulations.

Please note, if your enrollment level is not the same as the enrollment level indicated on your financial aid award, the disbursement of your financial aid may be delayed and/or changed.

Grants & Scholarships

Grants and waivers will be credited to your student account no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of the semester based on your enrollment level at that time. These monies are used to pay for any tuition and fees you owe.

Scholarships from external agencies will be disbursed when the monies are received by the Financial Aid Office. Any concerns about a scholarship from an external agency should be directed to the agency.

Federal Work Study

In order to receive your Federal Work Study monies, you must visit Honolulu CC Career Services to inquire about on-campus or community service work-study opportunities. Once you are placed in a position, you will receive your work study monies in the form of a paycheck for the hours worked. View detailed instructions for your work study award [PDF].

Loans

Loans will be credited to your student account no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of the semester. These monies are used to pay for any tuition and fees you owe. First time borrowers must also complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note in order for loans to be disbursed. For first-time, first-year borrowers, loans will be disbursed 30 days after the first day of school as stated by federal regulations.

Refunds

If your financial aid award is more than the cost of your tuition and fees, a refund check will be issued to you. Please allow at least 14 days from the disbursement date for your refund to be processed.

We highly recommend that you sign-up for e-Refund which will directly deposit your refund into the bank account you designate. If you do not sign-up for e-Refund, a check will be mailed to your mailing address as designated on your student records,