If you’re ready to fill out the FAFSA® form now, please click here.

  • All students who are eligible to apply are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. So it should ALWAYS be free!
  • Many grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited funding.
  • To help pay for college, the FAFSA is needed for federal and state grants, loans and most scholarships.
  • The Financial Aid staff will be more than happy to set an appointment with you to assist you with your FAFSA

School Code 001614 for FAFSA

Dates to Remember

  Current School Year Upcoming School Year
School Year 2023-2024 2024-2025
Opening Date October 1, 2022 December 31, 2023
Closing Date June 30, 2024 June 30, 2025
Federal Tax Return Used 2021 2022


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If you have been selected for verification, you must verify the income you reported on your FAFSA. You have two options: IRS Data Retrieval Fastest Option - You are basically allowing the IRS to transfer the information you reported on your Federal Tax Return to your FAFSA. However, using this option is dependent on how you filed your taxes and when you filed your taxes. Tax Return Transcript must be submitted with your verification worksheet to review your verification. ***If you recently filed your taxes, you may have to wait a period of time before you can request for Data Retrieval or a Tax Transcript 2 wks. if taxes filed electronically or 8 weeks if taxes filed by mail.

There are 3 options to request a Tax Transcript:


Retrieve your Tax Transcript by mail. This is the option that we recommend as it gives the fewest challenges. To obtain your Tax Transcript my mail:

  • Go to irs.gov
  • Click on “Get Your Tax Record
  • Click on “Get Transcript by Mail” (You would think the online version is easier, but it truly isn’t)
  • Fill in the information requested using the primary taxpayer (or the first person listed on your tax return). This is how it was done in the past, although it appears that this may have changed. SSN, DOB, Street Address, Zip or Postal Code
  • Click on “Continue
  • Select “Return Transcript” for “Transcript Type”
  • Select “Tax Year”
  • Select “Customer File Number (If Applicable)
  • Click on “Continue
  • Acceptance Page

A response on the last page should say something to this effect: Get Transcript by Mail We have accepted your request for a 2021 Return Transcript. Please allow 5-10 days to receive it. The transcript will be sent to the address we have on file for you.


Retrieve your tax transcript online. Although this appears to be a great option, there are a few stipulations that must be met in order to retrieve your transcripts online: To register and use this service, you need:

  • Your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from the latest tax return,
  • Access to your email account,
  • Create ID.ME Account or Login w/Existing IRS Account
  • Sign-In
  • Choose Type of MFA to Secure Account
  • Continue
  • Select how you will verify your identity
    • Self service
      • Drivers License/State ID, Passport, Passport Card & Selfie
    • Video Chat Agent
      • 2 Identity Documents
  • Self Service
    • Drivers License Photo (Front & Back)
    • Video Selfie
    • SSN
    • Verify Personal Info
  • Verify Identity on a Video Call


Fill out a Form 4506. This the least recommended as it takes the longest to obtain. However, if you would like to request your transcript using Form 4506. 
To find the form:

  • Go to irs.gov
  • Click on “Get Your Tax Record
  • Related Forms (At Bottom of Page)
    • About Form 4506
      • Current Revision
      • Form 4506 PDF

Print and mail to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 9941 Mail Stop 6734 Ogden, UT 84409

Apply for FAFSA early!

  • Apply before March 1st to be considered for additional scholarships awarded on a first come first serve basis.
  • Complete the FAFSA on line every school year (beginning Oct 1) using your FSA ID to log-in.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval to transfer your income information to your FAFSA.

Need an FSA ID?

  • Apply for your FSA ID at the FSA ID website.
  • Each student (and a parent if the student is dependent) needs their own FSA ID.
  • Your date of birth, social security number and name as shown on your social security card are required.

Apply online for FAFSA

  • FAFSAs need to completed for each school year.
  • FAFSA can be completed on the FAFSA website.

What's Next?

Check your hawaii.edu e-mail on a regular basis for information regarding your financial aid.

  1. Go to myuh.hawaii.edu.
  2. Click View My Financial Aid.
  3. Login using UH username & password.
  4. Click on"Student Requirements" Under My Eligibility (Dropdown choose KauaiCC for current school year).
  5. View the status of your Financial Aid requirements.

The Financial Aid Office staff are happy to assist you. Call 808-245-8360 or e-mail kauccfao@hawaii.edu with any questions or concerns. It's our goal to make the financial aid process as simple as possible!