Hawai‘i Pacific University is proud of its long history in the community and believes everyone should have the opportunity to attend college. That’s why HPU is doing more to help students afford higher education. In the spirit of Holomua, meaning advancement or success, HPU is committed to providing 100% of unmet tuition need for in-state, first-time, full-time freshmen students who are legal residents of Hawai‘i and have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than HPU’s tuition.
Last year, Hawai‘i Pacific University awarded more than $47 million in institutional scholarships and need-based grants to its admitted students, and 91 percent of its admitted students received either a merit scholarship, need-based grant, or both.
First-year students who are admitted for the Fall 2018 semester are guaranteed to have 100% of their unmet tuition need covered with a combination of institutional aid (merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid), federal grants (if applicable) and federal student loans. In order to qualify, a student must be admitted to the University and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by August 27, 2018.
The average student loan debt for Hawai‘i college graduates is more than $23,000. With HPU’s Holomua Commitment, a student can graduate in four years with less than $10,000 in student loan debt. This commitment to affordability is one of the many reasons why Payscale.com has consistently ranked HPU #1 for Return on Investment amongst all Hawai‘i universities.
Every student in Hawai‘i deserves the chance to earn a degree and do more with their lives. The Holomua Commitment is part of HPU’s dedication to helping the community thrive by not only providing higher education but ensuring a private school education is a financial fit for all local students. Learn more about the Holomua Commitment at hpu.edu/holomua and discover why Hawai‘i Pacific University may not only be the best educational option in Hawai‘i, but also the most affordable.