Student Support Spotlight: Financial Aid

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Welcome to an E Kamakani Hou series that highlights the services the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu offers to help our students succeed. Student Support Spotlight will profile the wide-ranging services that are important for our students and campus. The series has so far featured profiles on AdvisingAdmissions, the Behavior Intervention Team, the BookstoreCampus SecurityCareer ServicesMental Health Services, Disability Services, and Distance Learning.

Name of service: Financial Aid Office

Where we are: C-150 (Enrollment Services)

Who we are:

  • James Oshiro, Director of Financial Aid
  • Indrajit Guasekara, Financial Aid Officer
  • Sarah Chase, Financial Aid Specialist
  • Frank Green, Financial Aid Outreach

What services we provide: We’re here to help students with receiving federal, state, institutional, and external aid. Our goal is to help students obtain their education with financial resources. Hopefully, we want to provide good service to help our students through various communication channels and process their financial aid in a timely manner. To accomplish this, students need to do their part and submit documents needed in a timely manner as well.

What’s special about us: It’s amazing how much dollars are processed by our office, while maintaining services and maintaining federal compliance standards with such a minimal staff level.

Contact: 689-2900,, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff