Hawai‘i student FAFSA applications down 20 percent

Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser File A sign welcomes students at the Dole Street entrance for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa on Aug. 17, 2022.

HONOLULU — As the deadline for the application to qualify for federal assistance to help pay for college nears this year, a local organization is trying new strategies to up their outreach efforts to local students and families.