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Boarding Financial Aid

‘Iolani School is committed to enrolling qualified students from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds.

To that end, we support an extensive financial aid program to assist students in their desire to attend ‘Iolani School. 


Financial need is the difference between family resources and the educational expenses of a student. We do not award scholarships based on academic, athletic or artistic merit. To determine a family's ability to pay tuition, we use the School and Student Services (SSS) financial aid portal. The SSS analysis helps us to objectively determine what a family is able to contribute for educational expenses and is a critical component in our financial aid decision. Aid is granted on an annual basis to families who show financial need, and is renewable each year as long as the family completes the financial aid process in a timely manner and continues to qualify.


Financial aid is not available to international students in the boarding program. All applicants must be able to furnish US tax documents. Please read over our FAQ below to ensure you have met all application requirements. 

How to apply for financial aid

  1. Go to the School & Student Services (SSS) website.
  2. Login to the PFS Online. If previously applied for aid, enter your login and password. New users should create an account.
  3. Upload your documents to SSS - OR - Mail all documents directly to SSS for processing (postmarked by Feb. 15, 2022).

Documentation requirements

Electronic copies of the following documents are required to complete your financial aid application. We do not require hard copies to be delivered.


  • Signed copy of filed 2021 IRS 1040 Form including all schedules and attachments
  • Signed copy of filed 2021 State Taxes including all schedules and attachments
  • Copies of 2021 W-2’s (all pages) and 1099s, in their entirety. No cut outs
  • End of year (2021) paycheck stub(s)

Required, if Applicable:

  • First and Second Mortgage(s)/ HELOC balance statement(s) for all residential and investment properties
  • Copy of filed 2021 Business Tax Returns and/or K1s
  • Financial Aid award letters for all siblings attending a tuition charging school (PS-12), 1098T for college students
  • FBAR/International Assets Form/ IRS Form 3520
  • SNAP/Housing Benefit Statement(s)
  • Non-custodial parent's PFS and corresponding documents

Award notification

Admission candidates
If your child is offered admission to grades 9-12, and you have met all the deadlines and requirements, you will receive your financial aid award within two week of receiving your admission decision. You will receive financial aid notification via the Boarding Admission Office.

Current recipients/Returning students
If your family submits the PFS and all the required documents by the deadline, you will receive financial aid notification by the end of May.

Frequently Asked Questions


October 2, 2021

Financial aid applications for the 2022-23 school year are available online at the SSS Family Portal.

February 15, 2022

Deadline -- PFS and all required documents must be received by SSS.

Early April 2022

Families of newly admitted 9-12th grade students receive financial aid award letters.

Mid May 2022

Families of current recipients/returning students receive award notification.

Please contact our office should you have any questions regarding the financial aid process.

(808) 943-2222 or


‘Iolani School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age or disability in areas of admission, financial aid, athletics or other school administered programs.