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Need-based Scholarships for Current UH Mānoa Students

Need-based scholarships are available via the Summer Financial Aid Services online application. The Priority Summer Application is available from March 2 – April 15. The Late Summer Application will be available from April 18 – May 13, 2022.

For more information, contact:

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Financial Aid Services
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services
2600 Campus Road, Room 112
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7251
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/

Freshman Merit Scholarship

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College is pleased to offer a $1,200 merit scholarship to up to 90 first-year UH Mānoa students for Summer Sessions 2022. This award recognizes academically exceptional students who have demonstrated a commitment to completing their UH Mānoa degree in four years.

The $1,200 award is to be applied towards the tuition for a single UH Mānoa Summer Sessions 2022 course. Award recipients will be responsible for any remaining course tuition and costs. Click here for the online Summer Freshman Merit Scholarship application. Application deadline: March 31, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for this Summer Sessions 2022 merit scholarship, you must:

  • have been admitted to UH Mānoa as a freshman in the Fall 2021 semester.
  • have UH Mānoa as your home campus in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
  • have 27 or more credits. (Credits from classes completed by the end of Fall 2021 as well as classes registered for in Spring 2022 as of March 29 will be counted towards these 27+ credits.)
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as of the end of the Fall 2021 semester. (A student’s cumulative GPA is based on credit courses completed at UH Mānoa.)
  • be registered for at least 3 credits in the Summer 2022 term by March 31, 2022.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, we recommend that you submit an online application. Each applicant’s eligibility will be confirmed by staff and students who are ineligible will be notified.

Sophomore Merit Scholarship

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College is pleased to offer a $1,200 merit scholarship to up to 90 sophomore UH Mānoa students in recognition of their academic excellence.

The $1,200 award is to be applied towards the tuition for a single UH Mānoa Summer Sessions 2022 course. Award recipients will be responsible for any remaining course tuition and costs. Click here for the online Summer Sophomore Merit Scholarship application. Application deadline: March 31, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for this Summer Sessions 2022 merit scholarship, you must:

  • have UH Mānoa as your home campus in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
  • have sophomore standing (30-59 credits) at the end of the Fall 2021 semester (UH Mānoa and Transfer Credits)
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as of the end of the Fall 2021 semester (a student’s cumulative GPA is based on credit courses completed at UH Mānoa)
  • be registered for at least 3 credits in the Summer 2022 term by March 31, 2022.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, we recommend that you submit an online application. Each applicant’s eligibility will be confirmed by staff and students who are ineligible will be notified.


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 here 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-Mānoa 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

Some financial assistance is available to qualified Outreach College students, including the following:

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 summer session that the waiver is applied to.

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

Graduate Assistant Tuition Exemption

This tuition exemption can be applied to Outreach College courses under certain conditions. A non-refundable, non-transferable administrative fee is charged for each summer session that the waiver is applied to.

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

Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits
Individuals seeking VA educational benefits (including certification) consult the VA Regional Office or the Campus VA representative, uhmva@hawaii.edu, before registering for courses. The VA does not offer educational benefits for all courses.