Skip to main content
New Student Step by Step Guide

Aloha and ho'omaika'i (congratulations) on being admitted to Brigham Young University–Hawaii! The information below is to help you become familiar with our website and a guide to help you best start as a student on campus. Do not hesitate to reach out to our office if you have any questions!

  • Plan Ahead


    Be aware of university dates and deadlines; this will help you avoid unnecessary headaches. Plan on attending a mandatory orientation as part of your program. More information about that meeting will be announced.

    Your financial aid may not be enough to cover the cost of attendance. Working and saving money before school can reduce the stress of paying for college. We encourage students to create a budget that would cover anticipated expenses while at BYU–Hawaii.

    Employment is available on campus or the nearby Polynesian Cultural Center and can be found on the student employment job board.

    Deferring Admissions


    If you are planning to defer admission to BYU–Hawaii, visit the Admissions website.

    Activate your Campus Email Account


    It is crucial to activate your campus email account and regularly check it. You will receive pertinent announcements from campus as well as your teachers. This is also the email address Financial Aid & Scholarship will use to communicate with you, once you arrive on campus. For further questions, contact (808) 675-3211.

    Become familiar with How Things Work


    Be as knowledgeable as you can regarding terms and conditions surrounding the IWORK Program and scholarships.

    Scholarships

    Starting your second semester, you will be considered for a merit scholarship. For students on IWORK, the calculations of a merit scholarship are based on your annual family contribution.

      Enroll in eRefund


      In preparation to receive any excess from your financial aid, students may sign up for direct deposits via our eRefund process. This option is the fastest way to receive refunds and is secured.

      Complete an Authorization to Release Information Form

      We highly recommend students complete the Authorization to Release Information Form as our office is often contacted for third-party inquiries. We will be only able to discuss your financial situation with your permission.

    • Plan Ahead


      Be aware of university dates and deadlines; this will help you avoid unnecessary headaches.

      Your financial aid may not be enough to cover the cost of attendance. Working and saving money before school can reduce the stress of paying for college. We encourage students to create a budget that would cover anticipated expenses while at BYU–Hawaii.

      Employment is available on campus or the nearby Polynesian Cultural Center and can be found on the Student Employment job board.

      Deferring Admission


      If you are planning to defer admission to BYU–Hawaii, visit the Admissions website.

      Activate your Campus Email Account


      It is crucial to activate your campus email account and regularly check it. You will receive pertinent announcements from campus as well as your teachers. This is also the email address Financial Aid & Scholarship will use to communicate with you, once you arrive on campus. For further questions, contact (808) 675-3211.

      Scholarships


      Scholarships can be an additional source of aid to finance your education. For more information regarding new student scholarships, visit the Admissions website.

      Starting your second semester, you will be considered for a merit scholarship.

      Become Familiar with How Things Work


      Be as knowledgeable as you can regarding terms and conditions surrounding scholarships.

      Enroll in eRefund


      In preparation to receive any excess from your financial aid, students may sign up for direct deposits via our eRefund process. This option is the fastest way to receive refunds and is secured.

      Complete an Authorization to Release Information Form

      We highly recommend students complete the Authorization to Release Information Form as our office is often contacted for third-party inquiries. We will be only able to discuss your financial situation with your permission.

    • Plan Ahead


      Be aware of university dates and deadlines; this will help you avoid unnecessary headaches.

      Your financial aid may not be enough to cover the cost of attendance. Working and saving money before school can reduce the stress of paying for college. We encourage students to create a budget that would cover anticipated expenses while at BYU–Hawaii.
      Here is a template for your reference.

      Employment is available on campus or the nearby Polynesian Cultural Center and can be found on the student employment job board.

      Deferring Admissions


      If you are planning to defer admission to BYU–Hawaii, visit the Admissions website.

      Activate your Campus Email Account


      It is crucial to activate your campus email account and regularly check it. You will receive pertinent announcements from campus as well as your teachers. This is also the email address Financial Aid & Scholarship will use to communicate with you, once you arrive on campus. For further questions, contact (808) 675-3211.

      Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA


      The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) offers Grants and Stafford Loans to help you pay for your education. While not all students are eligible for grants, most students are eligible for Stafford Loans.
      Certain external scholarship opportunities require you to submit a FAFSA.

      Accept Student Loans


      For some students, their work income, savings, and grants may not be sufficient to cover their educational costs. Student loans, when correctly used, can be an additional source to help cover these expenses. You will need to accept your student loans on your Student Center and complete an Entrance Counseling (EC) and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentAid.gov.

      Complete a Verification (if selected)


      Verification is a process required by the Federal Government to determine the validity of the information submitted on the student's FAFSA application. This process may require the submission of supporting documentation. Verification documents may be viewed and submitted on our portal.

      Scholarships


      Scholarships can be an additional source of aid to finance your education. For more information regarding new student scholarships, visit the Admissions website.

      Starting your second semester, you will be considered for a merit scholarship.

      You may also consider external scholarships by contacting your high school, considering your parents' employer(s), or by searching for local opportunities.

      Become Familiar with How Things Work


      Be as knowledgeable as you can regarding terms and conditions surrounding federal aid and scholarships.

      Enroll in eRefund


      In preparation to receive any excess from your financial aid, students may sign up for direct deposits via our eRefund process. This option is the fastest way to receive refunds and is secured.

      Complete an Authorization to Release Information Form

      We highly recommend students complete the Authorization to Release Information Form as our office is often contacted for third-party inquiries. We will be only able to discuss your financial situation with your permission.