Financial Aid letters for currently enrolled students have been mailed. If any of your documents were turned in after February 15, then the committee is finishing up those files and letters will be mailed before June 30. If you have any questions, please email Mahalo!

Students are admitted to Punahou based on their potential to thrive, not on their family’s ability to pay.

The School offers need-based aid, taking into account many factors including income, net worth, standard living expenses, family size and the number of children attending tuition-charging schools (except graduate school.) Financial aid is not based on academic, artistic or athletic skills.

Currently, 24 percent of students receive financial aid with an average award of $10,950. Financial aid currently assists qualifying families with incomes from $0 to more than $175,000. Families with higher incomes who receive aid have an average of three children in private schools.

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  • 950 Students

    Receiving financial aid
  • $10.2 Million

    Financial Aid Awarded for the 2020 - 2021 school year
  • 91% of Applicants

    Awarded need-based financial aid
  • $10,950

    Average awarded per student
Financial aid is a priority at Punahou because it helps to create a diverse student body, representative of the Hawai‘i community, each member of which contributes to the learning experience of all Punahou students.

Applying for financial aid does not influence an application for admission. Admission to Punahou is need-blind and the decisions of the admission committee and the financial aid committee are made independently.

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Admissions and Financial Aid Application Deadlines for 2021 - 2022

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  • Oct


  • Oct

    Grades 4 & 5

  • Nov

    Grades 6 - 12

  • Dec

    Grades 1 - 3

  • Feb

    Financial Aid Application

Thank you for your interest in Punahou School. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Contact the financial aid office if you need to inquire about turning in a late financial aid application.
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