Most financial aid offered through Honolulu Community College will be electronically credited to 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 offer, the disbursement of your financial aid may be delayed and/or changed.
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Grants, scholarships, 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 but no earlier than 10 days before the start of the semester. 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 HonCC Career Services to inquire about on-campus or community service work-study opportunities. Once you are 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 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.
If the amount of your financial aid 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.
TITLE IV AUTHORIZATION
Title IV financial aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and Federal Direct loans. These funds will be automatically applied towards your tuition, fees, and dorm charges at any University of Hawaii campus for the current term.
If you have any other charges on your student account for the current or prior term, you must pay those charges separately, unless you accept Title IV Authorization. Examples of other charges include:
- Fees for late registration or adding/dropping classes, fees for digital course material (IDAP)
- Library or parking fines
- Miscellaneous fees or tuition from the prior term
If you accept, all charges posted on your account after you accept, can be covered by your federal financial aid. This includes all charges for the current term and up to $200 of charges from a prior term. Any excess funds will be refunded to you per our normal refund policy.
If you decline or don’t answer the question, your federal financial aid will be applied ONLY towards charges for your tuition, fees, and dorms for the current term, and up to $200 for the prior term. Other miscellaneous charges and fees listed above will remain on your account. If the obligation remains unpaid, it could result in “account holds” that may block you from registering for future semesters and accessing transcripts.
How do I accept of decline Title IV Authorization?
Login to your MyUH Services to accept or decline Title IV Authorization.
- Select the appropriate campus and aid year
- Click on ‘Student Requirements’
- Click on ‘Authorization to pay for non-tuition charges’
- Select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’
Do I need to accept or decline every year?
No, your answer will remain in effect from that point on until you notify the Financial Aid Office that you would like to change your answer.
How do I change my answer?
If you would like to change your answer to Title IV Authorization, you should notify the Financial Aid Office via email.