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Financial Aid 2021

‘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 make an ‘Iolani education within reach. To that end, we maintain a robust financial aid budget, supporting 25 percent of the 2021-22 student body.

We are committed to the following:


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 for financial aid

  1. Go to the SSS website at
  2. Login to the PFS Online. If previously applied for aid, enter your login and password. New users should create an account. ‘Iolani's school code is 4144.
  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
  • Unemployment Benefit/ Worker's compensation/ TDI statement(s)

Award notification

Admission candidates
If your child is offered admission to grades 6-11, and you have met all the deadlines and requirements, you will receive your financial aid award notification in early April. If your child is offered admission to kindergarten, you will receive notification in early May. 

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

Contact Info

(808) 943-2222


October 2, 2021

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

December 7, 2021 

Introduction to Financial Aid webinar for new K-12 financial aid applicants. 6:30 pm HST. 

February 15, 2022

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

Early April 2022

Families of newly admitted 6-12th grade 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.

‘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.