The K-12 admissions process at Kamehameha Schools gives special consideration to applicants that have been deemed “Indigent.” An “Indigent” applicant is one whose family income is at or below 185% of the U.S. Federal Poverty Guideline (with adjustments for Hawaii cost of living), an applicant who is a foster child, or an applicant who is a ward of the court.
The Income Eligibility Guideline is shown below. Families with an Annual Household Income at or below the value corresponding to its Household Size may qualify as Indigent.
185% of Federal Poverty Guideline (adjusted for Hawaii)
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In addition, families who are current recipients of TANF, Free and Reduced Price Lunch, WIC or Section 8 governmental public assistance programs that meet the 185% guideline may qualify as Indigent. Current recipients are those that have received assistance within 6 months from the application submission date.
If you are interested in receiving this special consideration, you must complete the appropriate section in the admissions application and submit all required documents by the stated deadline.
Kamehameha Schools reserves the right to determine whether an applicant qualifies as Indigent. Indigent consideration does not guarantee admission to Kamehameha Schools.