Mu‘o A‘e

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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!


Enrollment in the Muʻo Aʻe program is limited so ACT TODAY! Click here to complete the online application.

Our Mission:

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.

Available Services:

Freshmen year experience activities

Priority Registration

Specifically designed courses for cohort students

Summer Bridge Program (Free Tuition and Books)

Mandatory summer orientation

Access to the Kaiao Computer Lab

Academic progress monitoring & intervention

Individualized educational plans

Cultural activities and workshops

Academic advising

Limited free printing

Peer mentoring

Peer tutoring

Referrals to other campus resources

Leadership Program

The Mu’o A’e program will be accepting students for Fall 2018.

For more information about our program, please contact:

Kristi Ishikawa, Counselor Coordinator

984-3405 or

By agreeing to apply for this program you must be aware of the following: Our current grant year ends on 9/30/18. 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 9/30/18. If we do receive funding by 9/30/18, there will be no disruptions and our program will continue to operate as it usually does each year. If funding is discontinued, the Mu’o A’e program staff will assist you as much as possible in your first semester until the end of September 2018, and then you will be referred to the Counseling dept, for further assistance. Mahalo