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!

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

Mandatory summer orientation

Mandatory placement into developmental Math & English

Peer mentoring

Peer tutoring

Academic advising

Academic progress monitoring & intervention

Individualized educational plans

Cultural activities and workshops

Career counseling & career planning assistance

Family workshops

Student success curriculum

Financial literacy curriculum

Limited free printing

Referrals to other campus resources


If you are interested in the Mu‘o A‘e program, please click on the links below!

To check if you’re eligible, please click here

To download our application, please click here

Deadline for Spring 2015 is January 2, 2015 by 4pm

For more information about our program, please contact:

Debbie Bal, Educational Support Assistant

984-3309 or


Carrie Ann Shirota, Counselor Coordinator

984-3405 or