Below is just a partial listing of some of the grant, scholarship and loan opportunities available to UH Maui College students and how to apply for them. There are many other financial aid options available to students and their families, including numerous national and local scholarships offered by private donors and organizations. Students should do research to identify other ways to pay for college.

Here are some helpful places to start:

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC):  1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid (FSA) on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

(Free monies that do not need to be repaid unless you withdraw or stop attending school, or are determined ineligible by other financial aid regulations. Some funds are dependent upon yearly allocations so amounts may vary or may not be available. )

FEDERAL PELL GRANT

The Federal Pell Grant is a program for high need undergraduate students who have not earned their first bachelor or graduate degree. To qualify for a Pell Grant, you must be enrolled at least half time. In some cases, less than half-time students may qualify. Award amounts are based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Education and on Congressional funding.  Award amounts are adjusted based on enrollment status.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this grant.  Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “HOW TO APPLY” to get started.

FEDERAL SEOG GRANT

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduate students with exceptional need who have not earned a bachelor or graduate degree and are attending at least half time. Normally, the grant is awarded to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and who have the lowest EFC.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this grant.  The school receives limited funding and will award them out on a first come first serve basis.

HAWAI`I STUDENT INCENTIVE GRANT (HSIG)

These tuition grants are available to undergraduate students attending school at least half time who have a zero (0) Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Funds are limited.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible the school will consider you when awarding out the limited funds.

UH OPPORTUNITY GRANT

Formerly administered as tuition waivers, this grant provides aid for students demonstrating financial need.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the school and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this grant.  The school receives limited funding and will award them out on a first come first serve basis.

UH TUITION WAIVERS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN STUDENTS

These tuition waivers are based on demonstrated financial need and Native Hawaiian ethnicity. Complete the FAFSA as close to January 1 as possible and identify self as Native Hawaiian on the UH Admissions application.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the school and if you are eligible the school will consider you when awarding out the limited funds.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN SECOND CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP

The Second Century Scholarship is a need-based grant provided to Native Hawaiian students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is available to students across the UH System beginning in Fall 2008, who are enrolled in at least six (6) credits, with the amount awarded depending on the student’s financial need and funds available. In 2009-2010, $800,000 will be available, rising to $2.5 million in 2010-2011 and beyond. To be eligible, Native Hawaiian students need to apply for financial aid through their campus financial aid offices. You may be asked to verify your Native Hawaiian ancestry. All regular deadlines apply.

HAWAII B+ SCHOLARSHIP

Funds are available to recent public Hawaii high school graduates who have a 3.0 or higher high school grade point average.  You must complete a FAFSA(financial aid) application and be awarded federal financial aid as part of the application process.

HOW TO APPLY:  Have your high school send an official high school transcript to the financial aid office at:

UH MAUI COLLEGE – FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

310 KAAHUMANU AVE.

KAHULUI, HI. 96732

UH CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The new University of Hawai`i Centennial Scholars Program will award $1,000 toward tuition to all UH-bound (including UH Community Colleges) high school students who graduated from a Hawai`i high school with a 3.8 grade point average or scored 1800 or better on the 3-part SAT, and are enrolled full time (12 credits or more).

HOW TO APPLY:  Have your high school send an official high school transcript to the financial aid office at:

UH MAUI COLLEGE – FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

310 KAAHUMANU AVE.

KAHULUI, HI. 96732

UHMC – UHF GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP

There is a general scholarship application for various UH Foundation scholarships for new and continuing students pursuing a degree at UH Maui College.

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “UHMC SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS”. Click the link for Common Scholarship Application and complete the application process. Then complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office.

UH SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIPS

The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student attending any of the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System.

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “UHMC SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS”. Click the link for Common Scholarship Application and complete the application process.

UHMC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Recipient must be a graduating high school senior attending UH Maui College and be enrolled in at least 6 credits.

AMOUNT:  Up to $2000 per year for Resident Tuition status; up to $4000 per year for Non-Resident Tuition status.  Amount adjusted if not enrolled fulltime.

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “UHMC SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS”. Click the link for Common Scholarship Application and complete the application process.

UHMC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS PURSUING UHMC BACHELOR’S DEGREE

Recipient must be pursuing a 4-year degree at UH Maui College and be enrolled in at least 6 credits.

AMOUNT:  Up to $3000 per year for Resident Tuition status; up to $4000 (lower division) and $8000 (upper division) per year for Non-Resident Tuition status.  Amount adjusted if not enrolled fulltime.

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “UHMC SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS”. Click the link for Common Scholarship Application and complete the application process.

UHMC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR PACIFIC ISLANDER STUDENTS

Recipient must be an eligible Pacific Island resident as determined by the Board of Regents exemption list in the UH common Application.  (i.e. American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, etc.) and enrolled in at least 6 credits.

AMOUNT:  Up to $2000 per year

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “UHMC SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS”. Click the link for Common Scholarship Application and complete the application process.

UHMC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Recipient must be an International student with an F1 Visa and enrolled in at least 6 credits.

AMOUNT:  Up to $3000 per year

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered you must complete the paper application.  Visit the Financial Aid Office or go to http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “UHMC SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS”. Scroll down to UHMC Merit Scholarship Program for International Students.

KULANAA’O SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient must be Kulanaa’o resident in good standing and enrolled in at least 6 credits.

AMOUNT:  $500

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial and click the link “UHMC SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS”. Click the link for Common Scholarship Application and complete the application process.

 

WORK STUDY/SELF-HELP

 

FEDERAL WORK STUDY

The Federal Work Study Program is used to provide part-time employment to students with financial need. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time to participate. Students are paid at least the minimum wage and are paid twice a month. Employment opportunities exist in most campus departments.

HOW TO APPLY:  After you have been awarded financial aid you must complete and turn in a ‘Work Study Request’ form located on our Forms page of our website at http://maui.hawaii.edu/financial

 

STUDENT LOANS

(Funds that must be repaid)

FEDERAL DIRECT SUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans are made to students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half time.  The U.S. Department of Education is the lender for Direct Stafford loans.  The U.S. Department of Education will pay (subsidize) the interest that accrues on subsidized Stafford loans while the student attends college and during grace and authorized deferment periods.  Repayment of the loan normally begins six months after the student graduates, leaves school, or is no longer enrolled at least half time.  Students who have been awarded and accept a loan must complete additional application materials.  For first-year, first-time undergraduate borrowers, the loan funds cannot be released until 30 days after the first day of classes for the term.

AMOUNT:  On an annual basis, freshmen may borrow up to $3,500; sophomores may borrow up to $4,500; juniors and seniors may borrow up to $5,500.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this loan.

FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOANS

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is available to students who may not qualify for a Subsidized Stafford Loan. This loan is not based on financial need. The Unsubsidized loan has the same basic terms and procedures as the Subsidized loan except that interest will start accumulating from the time that the loan is disbursed.  The interest does not have to be paid while you are enrolled at least half time but will accrue and be added to the loan principle at repayment.

AMOUNT:  Dependent students are eligible for an additional $2,000 per year on top of your subsidized direct loans.   Students classified as independent by the U.S. Department of Education are eligible to receive additional funds through Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office and if you are eligible you will automatically be awarded this loan.

FEDERAL DIRECT PARENT LOAN FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Federal PLUS loans are made to parents who want to help pay for the education of their dependent undergraduate children who are enrolled at least halftime. The amount that a parent can borrow is determined by the cost of attendance per child, minus any other financial aid the child receives.  All PLUS applicants are subject to a credit check for approval.  The current fixed interest rate is 7.9%.

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office.  Parents must complete the PLUS application and a promissory note at http://www.studentloans.gov