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2019 Hawai‘i College Guide

(Sponsored) Your guide to navigating the admissions process, financial aid applications, preparing for college, avoiding the Freshman 15, building a network and more. Plus, get an insider perspective on studying abroad.


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Upcoming Dates


Hawai‘i Community Foundation opens its scholarship application process. Check hawaiicommunityfoundation.org for updated deadlines.


Early January

FAFSA forms become available. The online FAFSA application must be submitted by June 30, 2019. However, many colleges will require this earlier. Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to find more scholarship options.



The deadline for financial aid applications at most colleges.



Many colleges send out acceptance letters during this month.


May 1

Many colleges require that you reply with your intent to enroll by this date.


Crunching the Numbers at UH Mānoa

(2017–2018 School Year)



In-state tuition (average)



Nonresident tuition (average)



Western Undergraduate Exchange rate



Pacific Island Exemption rate


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