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, almost 24% of our students receive financial aid with an average award of $11,360.

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  • 887 Students

    receiving financial aid
  • $10.1 Million

    Financial Aid Awarded for the 2021 – 2022 school year
  • 90%

    of applicants awarded
  • $11,360

    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 2022 - 2023

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  • Oct
    1

    Kindergarten

  • Oct
    31

    Grades 4 & 5

  • Nov
    15

    Grades 6 - 12

  • Dec
    31

    Grades 1 - 3

  • Feb
    15

    Financial Aid Application

Thank you for your interest in Punahou School. We are accepting applications online for the 2022 – 2023 school year.