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Financial Aid

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

We look forward to partnering with your family to help make an ‘Iolani School education within reach.

To that end, we maintain a robust financial aid budget, supporting 25 percent of the 2021-22 student body.

Contact Info

(808) 943-2222

We are committed to the following two principles.

Simplified application process

You asked, we answered! Families are now asked to submit documents from the 2021 calendar year. This shift ensures families have the documents in-hand, needed to apply. 

Keeping tuition within reach

Thanks to our school's strong endowment and generous donors, each and every student already receives a reduced tuition below the real cost.


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.

How to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions


Sept. 1, 2022

Financial aid applications for the 2023-24 school year are available online at the SSS Family Portal.

Oct. 15, 2022

Deadline for current or returning ‘Iolani families.

Dec. 2022 

"Introduction to Financial Aid" webinar. New K-12 financial aid applicants will be emailed an invitation. 

Feb. 2023 re-enrollment period

Returning or current ‘Iolani families will be notified of their 2023-24 financial aid decision.

Feb. 15, 2023

Deadline for admission applicants. PFS and all required documents must be received by SSS.

Early April 2022

Families of newly admitted grades 6-12 students receive financial aid award letters.

Early May 2022

Families of newly admitted kindergarten students receive financial aid award letters.

Mid May 2022

Families of current recipients/returning students receive award notification.