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Need Financial Support for a Fall or Spring Extension Term?

UHM Financial Aid Recipients

Students receiving financial aid should contact the UH Mānoa Financial Aid Office before registering for Outreach College campus classes, as your award may be based on enrollment on Mānoa campus only or your scholarship may not be applicable to Outreach College campus courses. Financial aid applications for extension terms are processed manually, and delays should be anticipated.

Tax Credits

The U.S. Congress established federal tax credits for qualified college tuition and related expenses under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Information about the tax credits as well as other education related tax credits can be found at this website (www.fmo.hawaii.edu/student_accounts/index.html#tab5_4) or by contacting your tax advisor.

All students, except nonresident aliens, who were charged qualified tuition and related expenses from January 1-December 31 will receive a 1098-T tax form. This form will reflect amounts billed (not paid) for qualified tuition and related expenses and amounts paid for scholarship and grants during the calendar year. The form will be mailed to your Permanent Address. To ensure receipt of this important document, update your Permanent Address on file at the UH-Manoa Admissions and Records Office, Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 001.

Note: The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 requires the University to collect and use students' Social Security Numbers or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to report qualified tuition and related expenses billed to students and scholarship and grant payments made to students to the IRS each year.

Tuition Assistance

Osher Reentry Scholarship
The Osher Reentry Scholarship is for adult students who are completing their first bachelor's degree after having left and returned to college, or did not attend college for more than 5 years after graduating from high school.

Applicants must have a minimum 5-year gap between enrollments. For more info regarding eligibility check the website: manoa.hawaii.edu/osherscholarship.

Graduate Assistant, Employee or Spouse/Domestic Partner Tuition Waivers
These tuition waivers can be applied to Outreach College courses under certain conditions. A non-refundable, non-transferable administrative fee is charged for each registered eligible extension term course. The administrative fee is calculated as 1/2 of an undergraduate resident credit.

See our Employee Tuition Waiver or Graduate Assistant Tuition Exemption Information and Forms web page for detailed instructions regarding these waivers.

Military Nonresident Tuition Exemption
For tuition purposes only, active duty military personnel stationed in Hawai‘i and their authorized family members, and only members of the Hawai‘i National Guard or Hawai‘i-based Reserves are exempt from nonresident tuition rates. To qualify for resident tuition rates, complete the Verification of U.S. Armed Forces Assignment Form (available at the Hawai‘i Base Education Office or Outreach College Student Services) and submit annually.

In addition, a copy of the military orders is required if a student is registering for the first time through Outreach College. Active duty military personnel need to contact their Base Educational Services Officer for the proper "Authorization for Payment" form before registering for courses. At the time of payment, registrants submit the completed, original Tuition Assistance (TA) form; otherwise, full tuition is charged.

Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits
Individuals seeking VA educational benefits (including certification) consult the VA Regional Office or the Campus VA representative, (808) 956-8010, before registering for courses. The VA does not offer educational benefits for all courses.

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Term Dates

  • Spring Extension 2016
    January 11 – May 13, 2016
  • Spring 10-Week Courses
    January 11 – March 29, 2016
  • Spring Extension 14-Week Courses
    February 1 – May 13, 2016

Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221

Email: ochelp@hawaii.edu

Web: outreach.hawaii.edu