Applying for Aid

Aid is awarded by the Financial Aid Committee and is granted to students who have a demonstrated financial need. It is expected that students maintain a satisfactory school record of grades and citizenship. Aid is granted for a period of one year, based on current information; changes in a family's situation may change the amount awarded from year to year.

Financial assistance is available to both new and continuing students who are U.S. citizens. International students may apply for aid, however, there are limited funds for this purpose.

The Financial Aid Committee reserves the right to provide aid as it sees fit within the existing resources after all applications are reviewed.

How to Apply

Step 1: Download the Financial Aid Application Packet (available November 17, 2017)
The application packet includes the Punahou Financial Aid Application, Student Information sheet, applicant checklist, important dates, FAQs, IRS Form 4506-T, policies and instructions for completing the application process.

Step 2: Complete the Parents' Financial Statement through SSS
Punahou School uses School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to help determine eligibility. The Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) is available online at Families must submit the completed PFS by February 15, 2018.

Step 3: Complete the Punahou School Financial Aid Application
Follow the instructions in the Financial Aid Application Packet to complete and mail the Punahou School Financial Aid Application, along with all required forms and documents to the Punahou School Financial Aid Office.


Award Letter Mailings

Applicants to Punahou receive award letters with their admission decision letters in late March for grades 6 – 12 and late April for Kindergarten – grade 5.

Current students receive aid award letters at the end of May. To be considered for financial assistance, all accounts with Punahou School must be current.