The Hukilau program is a unique and generous work/study opportunity available only at BYU–Hawaii. The program's structure is designed to provide financial assistance to students to graduate within four years of study. All university tuition, class fees (only those pertaining to the student’s major), student medical benefit, and room and board in excess of the student’s semester contribution are covered.
A detailed explanation of the program, inclusive of a student's contribution, can be found in the Terms & Conditions.
The Hukilau program is designed to assist selected students to have a unique and empowering opportunity while obtaining a quality education at BYU–Hawaii. Candidates are typically those who have and can demonstrate financial need.
It is expected that applicants to the program also apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) and additional external scholarships (where applicable). These may include academic scholarships, external scholarships (for example Native Hawaiian or tribal scholarships), and grants.
We expect applicants to also create an account on and apply for scholarship opportunities at the BYU–Hawaii Scholarship Universe platform.