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Aid & Federal Programs

The Financial Aid Office manages the process for distribution of federal and institutional financial aid to eligible students. Please review the detailed information below or contact the Financial Aid Office at or 808-735-4780 to speak with a counselor. Walk-in counseling is available Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The Financial Aid Office is located at Ching Hall, 3140 Waialae Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816. More detailed information can be found on our website:


Federal Financial Aid Programs

Who Is Eligible

To be considered for Federal financial aid programs students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at To qualify for federal financial aid, students must be United States citizens or eligible non-citizens, have not defaulted on a prior student loan or owe a refund on a previous educational grant, and have registered with the selective service (generally applied to United States males ages 18 to 25). Continued eligibility for federal financial aid is based on submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

• Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
• Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
• Alternative educational loans are available through private lenders


Chaminade also awards a limited number of donor sponsored scholarships to new and continuing graduate students. In addition to the student’s academic profile, other criteria for receiving a donor sponsored scholarship may vary based on the wishes of the donor. Donor sponsored scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis based on funding and the recipients continued eligibility. An application is required for consideration after the initial donor sponsored award is granted.