There are a variety of ways to fund your future at Chaminade University. We believe the ability to pay should never be a barrier to education.
New incoming Day Undergraduate freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered for institutional merit-based scholarships at the time of admissions with no separate application being required.
Grants are based on demonstrated need and don’t need to be repaid. The best part: you could be eligible for more than one grant. To qualify for available federal grants, be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.
Our suite of financial supports give you and your ‘ohana, or family, peace of mind—we believe the ability to pay should never be a barrier to higher education.
There are numerous scholarship opportunities available—ranging from merit awards and grants based on the eligibility of your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Chaminade scholarships and private donor funds based on specific criteria. Outside scholarships (from companies, non-profit organizations, high schools and other entities) have their own application processes and requirements for eligibility.
Educational loans are designed to help students by providing loan funds at reasonable interest rates with extended repayment plans.
Your financial aid package may include an alternative loan.
- Private/alternative educational loans are not federally subsidized. They are loan programs funded entirely by private institutions such as banks.
- You/your parents must qualify for these loans based on various factors such as credit rating, grade level or income.
- You are not guaranteed to qualify for a private/alternative loan. You must meet the lender’s qualifying criteria.
Federal Work Study
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) allows you to earn money for school by working at a federally-funded job on or off campus, and can cover personal, school-related and miscellaneous expenses. A FWS job also has the added bonus of giving you work experience in a positive and supportive environment. FWS positions are available to all students who meet eligibility requirements.
Professional Judgement Process and Appeals
The Higher Education Act establishes the Federal methodology (FM) formula used for determining eligibility for federal student financial aid programs. However, Federal regulations provide financial aid administrators with the authority to use their discretion or professional judgment to adjust, on a case-by-case basis and with adequate documentation, the data elements used on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that impact the estimated family contribution (EFC) to get a better picture of a student and their family’s ability to pay for college.