Federal Student Aid Information Center:

1-800-433-3243 for FSA ID assistance

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2019-20 FAFSA https://blog.ed.gov/2018/09/7-things-you-need-2019-20-fafsa/

2019-20 FAFSA (this is the paper FAFSA):  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2019-20-fafsa.pdf

You Tube Video on Completing the FAFSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY

FSA ID FAQs (everything you need to know about FSA ID including what to do if you forgot your username/password - which is probably one of the most common questions):  https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/pub/faq.htm

Resource for you to answer FAFSA questions by line item:

Financial Aid & FAFSA Completion Presentation from Leeward Community College

Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Info

Top 5 Reasons to Fill Out the FAFSA

WHIS will be participating in Hawaii P-20's Cash for College Challenge!  This challenge encourages ALL families to complete the FAFSA (for current 12th grade students).  If we increase our FAFSA completion numbers by 5% from last year (we need at least 70 families to complete the FAFSA by March 15, 2019), the senior class will win $500 to use towards senior year events such as graduation and prom.  Additional cash prizes will be awarded to schools with highest FAFSA completion rates and largest percentage point increase from the previous year.

Even if you aren't thinking of attending college as your first choice for after high school, please complete the FAFSA as a back-up plan so you will have some financial help if you decide last minute to attend.  This will also help increase our percentage of completion and will help to earn money for your senior year events!

If you attend one of our FAFSA Completion Workshops here at WHIS, not only will you receive assistance from a financial aid officer to help complete the FAFSA, but you will be entered to win 2 ADDITIONAL WHIS GRADUATION TICKETS (one entry per family in attendance; 12th grade families only)!!! 

You may also complete the FAFSA from the comfort of your own home.  WHIS will still earn credit for your completion of the FAFSA because the application will ask for the name of your high school.

The FAFSA IS NOW OPEN, but be sure that both student AND parent create an FSA ID BEFORE completing the FAFSA.  The earlier you complete the FAFSA, the more money will be available for your aid.

Financial Aid - Frequently Used Websites/Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA)

Federal Student Aid Website


Kamehameha Schools Financial Aid and Services

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    Financial Aid Offices in Hawaii
     SchoolE-mail Phone Number 
     Chaminade University finaid@chaminade.edu     808.735.4780
     Hawaii Community College         hawccfao@hawaii.edu     808.934.2712
     Hawaii Medical College esantamaria@hmi.edu 808.237.5140
     Hawaii Pacific University financialaid@hpu.edu 808.544.0253
     Honolulu Community College honccfao@hawaii.edu 808.845.9116
     Kapiolani Community College kapfao@hawaii.edu 808.734.9537
     Kauai Community College kauccfao@hawaii.edu 808.245.8360
     Leeward Community College     lccfao@hawaii.edu 808.455.0606
     Windward Community College wccfao@hawaii.edu 808.235.7449
     University of Hawaii Hilo     uhhfao@hawaii.edu 808.932.7449
     University of Hawaii Manoa finaid@hawaii.edu 808.956.7251
     University of Hawaii Maui College     mauifa@hawaii.edu 808.984.3277
     University of Hawaii West Oahu uhwo.finaid@hawaii.edu 808.689.2900