Kamehameha Schools (KS) offers need-based aid to supplement educational costs (tuition, fees and meals) for students attending its three K-12 campuses. Students must reapply each year and awards may change due to a familyʻs current information.
The application process for the 2023-2024 school year is available to applicants currently attending or who have been invited to attend one of the three Kamehameha Schools campuses.
Please verify that you meet the requirements. See eligibility information further down on this page.
Complete the online application through FACTS Grant & Aid and pay an application fee of $35.
We require that you submit both your 2021 signed federal income tax return along with any applicable tax schedules and any non-taxable income document listed on your application (if applicable).
Kamehameha Schools decision letters will be emailed starting May 2023.
Kamehameha Schools consider many factors in determining how much we believe your family can contribute toward educational expenses. We look at your income and expenses, assets and debts, taxes paid, household size, and number of children enrolled in any program that charges tuition. Despite what you may have heard, there is no specific income cutoff for financial aid and we encourage all families to apply.
A family’s eligibility for financial assistance is determined through careful and thorough analysis of the information provided on your FACTS Grant & Aid application coupled with information provided from a copy of your family’s federal tax returns. FACTS and KS’ financial aid methodology will provide KS with a dollar figure of a family’s available income derived from our review. KS will then consider a portion of your family’s available income to be used towards the cost to attend KS.
Parents often ask, “What is the cut-off point for my income?” There isn’t one. If you think the cost to send your keiki to KS exceeds your ability to pay tuition, then you should apply for financial aid. The financial status of each family differs, which has an impact on their ability to pay for education. KS will analyze your family situation to determine your eligibility.
Once a student is awarded financial aid from KS, families will need to submit a FACTS application and required documents each subsequent year. Assuming a family continues to demonstrate the same level of need, financial aid will continue to be awarded to attend KS.
Allowable expenses include housing, vehicle, childcare, insurance, tuition from other charging schools, and student loans. We also allocate living expenses using data provided by the Department of Labor Statistics which is determined by your household size and family income.
Assets include cash, savings, home equity, other real estate investments, stocks, bonds, securities, retirement accounts, stock options, and vehicles. A percentage of assets is protected based on Parents of Dependents protected assets table produced by the Federal Register to produce total available assets. KS will factor in a percentage of asset contribution that is dependent on parent age, parents in household and amount of assets.
If you cannot afford the tuition for your child, apply for financial aid. If you applied and your application is denied, call your campus administrator to discuss your situation.
See this general list of required documents: