Financial Aid

Applying for Aid

Aid is awarded by the Financial Aid Committee and is granted to students who have a demonstrated financial need.

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.

Affording a Punahou Education

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.

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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 

How to Apply

The Punahou School Financial Aid Application will be available September 1, 2021.

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  • Step 1: Download the Financial Aid Packet

    The application packet includes the Punahou Financial Aid Supplemental Information Form, applicant checklist, important dates, FAQs, 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) to help determine eligibility. The Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is available online. Families must submit the completed PFS by February 15, 2022.
  • Step 3: Submit Required Documents

    Follow the instructions in the Financial Aid Packet. Fill out the Punahou Financial Aid Supplemental Information Form, then upload all required documents to SSS or mail them in by February 15, 2022 to the Punahou School Financial Aid Office.

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Admissions and Financial Aid Application Deadlines

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  • Oct


  • Oct

    Grades 4 & 5

  • Nov

    Grades 6 - 12

  • Dec

    Grades 1 - 3

  • Feb

    Financial Aid Application