Holomua Commitment

Holomua Commitment

HPU: Hawaiʻi’s affordable private university

HPU is committed to making a private college education accessible and affordable for first-year students from Hawai‘i.  

If you're a 2025 graduate of a Hawaiʻi high school and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, HPU offers you: 

  • Guaranteed admission to Hawaiʻi’s largest private university if you submit your application by January 15, 2025. 
  • Guaranteed $15,000 scholarship, at minimum – your aid package may be greater depending on financial need and/or academics. 


  • Admission decision and scholarship award no later than February 15, 2025 (or December 15, 2025 if you apply by the November 15 Early Action deadline). 
  • Priority financial aid awarding if FAFSA is submitted by January 15, 2025.  
  • $500 Visit Grant for attending a campus tour or Shark Day event, prior to submitting your enrollment deposit. Visit grant is applied to your HPU aid award. 
  • Priority Fall 2025 class registration 
  • Early access to the housing application to ensure first choice accommodations 
  • Special gift for students who submit their enrollment deposit to HPU by May 1, 2025. 

Financial circumstances should not be a barrier to achieving a private university education. 


In 2023, 100% of the freshman class received institutional grants and/or scholarships. 

Deadline to apply for Holomua Commitment Guaranteed Admission and Scholarship: January 15, 2025 

Contact admissions@hpu.edu with questions. 

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Hawaiʻi high school students who are graduating in 2025, have a cumulative 2.75+ GPA through their junior year, and have no disciplinary violations. For need-based aid consideration, students must submit the FAFSA® (Free Application For Federal Student Aid). Students must plan to complete these core courses by the time of their high school graduation: 

■ 4 years of English 

■ 3 years of social sciences 

■ 3 years of natural science 

■ 3 years of mathematics