Additional Aid Appeals

REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID

At Hawaii Pacific University, we understand that circumstances happen outside of our control and some things are not taken into consideration initially when applying for financial aid. Students may appeal for additional federal and/or institutional aid to assist with covering the cost of attendance.

Before completing an appeal for additional financial aid, we highly encourage our students to complete the FAFSA application for the current academic year. This ensures that our students are offered the best award package they are eligible for upfront.

We have two (2) different types of appeals available for students to choose from based on their situation. Please select one of the following options that best fit your case.

Note: There is no guarantee that your financial aid award package will increase as a result of pursuing an appeal.

PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT APPEAL FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

E.g., Income Reduction, Significant Change in Household, etc., not initially reported on the FAFSA.

  • If your FAFSA shows your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) index number is 0, you have been awarded the maximum amount of federal aid and are ineligible to apply for a Professional Judgement Appeal.

INSTITUTIONAL AID APPEAL

Apply to request a review for additional institutional aid to assist with tuition.