Financial Aid Office Contact Information

Email: mauifa@hawaii.edu

Call: 808-984-3277

Fax: 808-984-3562

Mailing Address:

UH Maui College Financial Aid 

310 Ka’ahumanu Avenue,

 HI 96732-1617


Ho'okipa Building

Walk-In Hours:

Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Financial Aid Personnel:


Davileigh Kahealani Naeole

(808) 984-3519


Karen Sakutori

Sylvia Mata

Financial aid is money to help pay for college expenses. Financial Aid can come from various sources including:

  • the U.S. Federal Government
  • the State of Hawai’i
  • the University of Hawai’i
  • Scholarships through nonprofit and private organizations (local and national)

Below are descriptions of the types of financial aid offered at UH Maui College.  All the funds listed below require you to be in a financial aid eligible program and meeting the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Priority for awards with limited funding will be given to students who apply and complete the financial process early.  Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible and to follow up on your financial aid status.  Below each fund description also included are:

1) The procedures and forms by which to apply for this fund;

2) The eligibility requirements;

3) The criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants; and

4) The criteria for determining the award amount.

There are many other financial aid options available to students and their families. Students should do further research to identify additional resources to help pay for college. Here are some helpful places to start:

The Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) serves the public with information about the federal student aid application process. If you have a question you may call 1-800-433-3243 (1-800-4 FED AID)



The Federal Pell Grant is a program for high need undergraduate students who have not earned their first bachelor or graduate degree.

  1. Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office.
  2.  Awards are based on your enrollment and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA.
  3. All eligible students who meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive a Pell Grant.
  4. Pell Grant awards are determined by the federal pell grant table using a students Expected Family Contribution and UHMC’s Cost of Attendance(COA).

Minimum/Maximum Awards:
2018-19 Minimum: $0,  Maximum: $6,095


A institutional grant available to students who demonstrate financial need based on information provided on your FAFSA.

  1. Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office.
  2. Must be enrolled in at least half-time status.
  3. Awards have limited funding.  Awards are given to students who have unmet need and have a Pell eligible Expected Family Contribution.
  4. Maximum award amounts are determined annually and awards are given up the maximum amount based on a student’s financial need. 2018-19 Maximum amount: $1,500.

Student Loans


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.

  1. Complete your FAFSA and any other documents required by the financial aid office.
  2. Must be enrolled in at least half-time status.
  3. Awards are based on need and official grade level determined by UH Maui College.
  4. Maximum awards are based on your official grade level.  The maximum initial award will be based on a Sophomore standing.  If a student is in one of our 4-year Bachelor degree programs and want to have Junior or Senior Level loans, they must notify our office to request the increased amount.  The Financial Aid Office will review your program to determine if you meet the requirements for Junior or Senior level loans.


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.

To be eligible:

  • complete a FAFSA application
  • must be enrolled full-time
  • must have graduated from a public high school in Hawai’i
  • must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • must have completed a rigorous high school curriculum
  • must have financial need
  • must be a Hawai’i resident

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 Ka’ahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI. 96732

NOTE: This grant may be renewed for another year if students maintain satisfactory progress in their college matriculation.

To be eligible for renewal:

  • must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at their home campus
  • students completing a minimum of 30 credits in the regular year will be given preference for renewal

Other Aid


Student Employment

Federal Work Study – Federal funds awarded for students to have employment to help pay for their educational expenses.

  1. Complete your FAFSA and you must complete and turn in a ‘Work Study Request’ form
  2. Must be enrolled in at least half-time status.
  3. Awards have limited funding.  Must be awarded financial aid and have unmet need. Awarded first-come-first-serve based on the availability of FWS funds.
  4. Minimum award amount is $2500. The maximum award amount is $5000.