Financial Aid

               Saint Theresa School participates with                                    Augustine Educational Foundation (AEF) and the                             Kamehameha Schools Kipona & Pauahi Kamehameha Schools scholarship.

 To qualify for financial aid it is based on family income and need of assistance.

The Augustine Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that its’ 2021-2022 Tuition Scholarship Program Application window opened on Monday, January 4, 2021.  Following is important information for the upcoming school year:

Deadlines & Dates

Application Window

January 4, 2021 to March 1, 2021

Notification Window

April 23-28, 2021

Applicants applying for grades K-12 will be notified via email if they will be awarded or not awarded a scholarship during this time period.  We DO NOT notify preschoolers or junior kindergartners.

Enrollment Verification Window for Schools

May 1, 2021 – August 15, 2021

During this time schools will verify scholarship recipient’s enrollment.  Recipients will still be asked to be registered at their intended school by June 1, 2021 to assist schools with planning for the upcoming school year.   

Distribution Date

September 30, 2021

Checks will be mailed to schools on September 30 for credit to tuition accounts.

Reminder about AEF Tuition Scholarship Award and Tuition Accounts

Just a friendly reminder that the AEF tuition scholarship award can only be used for tuition and the tuition account must have a balance equivalent to or more than the scholarship amount when the school receives the AEF tuition award check.  Families who have paid in full, who then have a zero tuition account balance, cannot be refunded using the AEF tuition scholarship award.  This is also the case with those employees who receive full tuition benefit for their employment.  At no time, should the AEF tuition scholarship award be used as a refund, credit to tuition account for future use or returned to families directly.

Important Links for Applicants and Reference

AEF Tuition Scholarship Program Application:  

AEF Tuition Scholarship Program Website FAQs:  


FAQ & Important Dates/Deadlines

Application Tips

Information Sheet


Please do not hesitate to contact the school office should you have any follow-up questions or need clarification.


Please contact Kamehameha Schools to apply for the Kipona & Pauahi scholarships.

Kamehameha Schools
Applicant Services Center (ASC)
567 South King Street  Suite 102
Honolulu,  HI  96813
Phone:  (808)534-8080