Mu‘o A‘e  (to bud) focuses on increasing the success of Native Hawaiian students. We support students in achieving their educational goals at UH Maui College. We also offer students a challenging, yet rewarding, learning experience. We work together to help students succeed in completing their course work, advancing their education, and graduating.

Are you a Native Hawaiian student interested in successfully achieving your educational and career goals?

If you are, then Mu‘o A‘e  may be the program for you!


First-Year Experience Activities

Mandatory Muʻo Aʻe Orientation

Academic Advising/Academic Progress Monitoring & Intervention

Peer Mentoring/Peer Tutoring

Priority Registration

Cultural Activities and Workshops

Specifically Designed Courses

Mōhala Alakaʻi: Emerging Leaders Program

Summer Bridge Program (FREE Tuition and Books)


We offer native Hawaiian haumāna (students) unique educational opportunities that perpetuate cultural knowledge and traditions. We provide a sense of place that nurtures and enhances their self-identity and helps them to make connections to achieve excellence.


  • Must be Native Hawaiian

  • Accepted to UH Maui College for the Fall semester

  • First-time attending college

  • Part-time student (minimum of 6 credits) OR Full-time student (12+ credits)

  • Committed to participate in our program services

2020 Mu'o A'e Program Application is NOW CLOSED – Mahalo!

For more information about Muʻo Aʻe

IMPORTANT NOTICE: By agreeing to apply for this program you must be aware that our current grant year ends on 9/30/20. Our program operates as long as federal funding exists. If the US Dept. of Education is unable to continue funding for our program, the program will end on 9/30/20. If funding is discontinued, the Mu’o A’e program staff will assist in transitioning students as much as possible. Mahalo.