Financial Aid

Hawaii Baptist Academy administers financial aid to eligible families who request assistance with financial resources to fund a portion of the cost of tuition.  Awards are distributed to students on the basis of financial need. Those who desire to continue receiving financial aid must reapply each year.

Hawaii Baptist Academy is now accepting applications for the Endurance and Eagle’s Wings scholarships from current and applying students. The deadline for submission is December 2, 2019.  If you are interested in applying, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@hba.net.

Key HBA Financial Aid Information

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted starting December 1.

Financial aid applications and required documents are managed through School and Student Services (SSS) at https://sssbynais.force.com/familyportal. (school code 3760) 

For more information about using SSS, click here.

The deadline to submit a completed application (PFS) is February 15. All required documents must be received and reviewed by SSS before any eligible awards are released.

How To Apply

After applying for admission, please apply on-line to School and Student Services (SSS) at https://sssbynais.force.com/familyportal. Create a log-in and use school code 3760. There is a $51 one-time fee per family, regardless of how many schools you designate to receive the SSS application. This fee is nonrefundable. Please ensure you select the correct application year BEFORE submission. Upload required documents directly to SSS; HBA does not accept documents.

Eligibility

Hawaii Baptist Academy administers financial aid to eligible families who request assistance with financial resources to fund a portion of the cost of tuition. Awards are distributed to students on the basis of financial need. Those who desire to continue financial aid must reapply each year.

There is no one determining factor. Our methodology takes into account many aspects of the family's financial situation: income, assets, core expenses, debt and family size.

The deadline to submit a completed application (PFS) is February 15th. All required documents must be received and reviewed by SSS before any eligible awards are released.

New Students: Financial aid applications will be reviewed after the student’s admission application to HBA has been received. Any qualified award will be distributed after the student has been accepted for admission to HBA.  All financial information provided is strictly confidential and has no bearing on acceptance to HBA.

Single Parents: When parents are separated, divorced, or never married, the assets and incomes of both financially responsible parents are considered. Thus, each parent should file a separate SSS application and state their percentage of financial responsibility. If a parent has remarried, their spouse's financial situation is considered as well. If the other legal parent cannot be contacted or is not cooperative, please contact our financial aid coordinator, Sherry Monico, at smonico@hba.net or 564-0358.

Timeline

December 1:

• HBA will begin the process of reviewing financial aid applications received via SSS for the 2020-21 academic year.  HBA's school code for SSS is 3760.  For applicants new to HBA, a Ravenna or HAIS Common application must be submitted before your financial aid application will be reviewed.

February 15:

• 2020-21 PFS application deadline.

• Upload a copy of your 2019 Tax Returns, W2s, and other documents to SSS (as they become available).

April 5:

• Financial aid decisions emailed to newly admitted grade 6-12 students.

April 20:

• Financial aid decisions emailed to newly admitted grade K-5 students.

May 10:

• Financial aid decisions emailed to returning HBA students.

FAQ

Can I apply for financial aid without applying to HBA?

A new student’s financial aid application will be reviewed after the student’s admission application to HBA has been received. Any qualified award will be distributed after the student has been accepted for admission to HBA.  All financial information provided is strictly confidential and has no bearing on acceptance to HBA.

What if I missed the February 15 deadline?

If you are not able to submit all the required documents by February 15, we will still accept your application, but will not release an award until all required documents are received and reviewed by SSS.

Late applications are considered as long as funds are available, but will be subject to a reduced award and notification after stated dates. For returning students, if an application is received after Feb. 15, the earliest round of awards will be determined by mid-May.

What if my 2019 tax return is not filed by the February 15 deadline?

Please initially submit your 2018 tax return by the deadline and thereafter, submit your 2019 tax returns when it is filed (2018 Returns can be uploaded under “Additional Documents” on the Family Portal).  If you submit your application by February 15 and qualify for an award, we can reserve your award until your completed 2019 tax returns are filed and received by SSS, up through the notification dates.

When will I receive notification if I received an award?

If the completed application is submitted by February 15 (with supporting documents received within a week), notifications will be emailed by:

April 5 for newly admitted grade 6-12 students

April 20 for newly admitted grade K-5 students

May 10 for returning HBA students

Contact Us

For questions regarding our financial aid process, contact:

Sherry Monico
Admissions Finance Coordinator
Email: smonico@hba.net
Phone: 808-564-0358

For questions regarding the SSS application, contact:

School and Student Services
Email: sss@communitybrands.com
Phone: 1-800-344-8328
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST (3 a.m. to 1 p.m. HST)

During January 2020, SSS extended hours are:

  • Monday  – Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST (3 a.m. to 6 p.m. HST)
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST (3 a.m. to 3 p.m. HST)