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What Does UH Maui Know About the 2016 Election

5 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid

If you’re a high school student or parent of a high school student, you probably know that February is an important month to apply for financial aid and scholarships, but that’s also true for anyone thinking about attending college this fall. Last year 59% of UHMC students qualified for and received some kind of financial aid, with over $9 million awarded in scholarships and grants. Here are some tips to get you started. FAFSA isn’t just for High School students. UHMC student Lorelei Estrada-Cachola is a single mother with two daughters of her own, one who is now applying to colleges. Lorelei’s financial aid award helps cover her tuition and provides enough so she doesn’t have to work full-time. “People think it’s a lot of work filling out the application, but it’s all online now and last time it took me about thirty minutes. If I didn’t have financial aid, I wouldn’t be able to go to school, so that half hour was definitely worth it.” Make sure you fill out your FAFSA. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and it’s used to determine the amount of money a family (or student) is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. It’s free to apply at the official website, although you’ll find plenty of websites that charge for assistance. Just know that if you apply on the official site, it’s free. Awards take the form of grants (such as Pell Grants), work-study programs and loans (such as Federal Stafford and Parent PLUS loans). A grant is aid that a student doesn’t have to pay back, an opportunity too many students miss by not applying. A recent Washington

About UHMC

Situated on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus. UHMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools & College. With small class sizes, a low student to faculty ratio, math labs and career counseling, UHMC students enjoy personalized, individual attention and the support they need to be successful in school and their future careers. Mission The University of Hawai‘i Maui College inspires students to develop knowledge and skills in pursuit of academic, career, and personal goals in a supportive educational environment that emphasizes community engagement, life long learning, sustainable living, Native Hawaiian culture, and global understanding. Vision UH Maui College: We will prepare students to respond to emerging challenges in their lives, communities, and the world through compassion, leadership, problem-solving, and innovation. Core Values The faculty and staff of UH Maui College aspire to embody the following Core Values through their work serving the educational needs of students: Aloha – Affection, compassion, sympathy, kindness, grace, charity; to show kindness, mercy, charity. Kuleana – Right, privilege, concern, responsibility, title, business, property, estate, portion, jurisdiction, authority, liability, interest, claim, ownership; reason, cause, function, justification. Lōkahi – Unity, agreement, accord, unison, harmony; agreed, in unity. Mālama – To take care of, tend, attend, care for, preserve, protect, beware, save, maintain: care, preservation, support, loyalty: custodian, care taker, keeper. Manaʻolana – Hope, confidence, expectation; to hope. Pono – Goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, ethical, correct or proper procedures, excellence,

Title IX

UHMC Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence Information and Procedures Each member of the campus community is responsible for preventing sexual misconduct and ensuring that the work and academic environments are harassment-free. Download the Title IX brochure. The University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) strives to provide an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all members in our UHMC community. UHMC is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, domestic violence, marital status, arrest and court record, and veteran status. (See the University of Hawai'i Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.) Policies and procedures addressing allegations of sex or gender-based discrimination and/or retaliation will be consistent with state and federal law. Examples of prohibited behavior includes, but is not limited to: Sex discrimination; Sexual harassment; Gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Sexual exploitation; Sexual assault; Domestic violence; Dating violence; and Stalking As of September 2015, the grievance policy and procedure that UHMC will use to address any allegations of sex discrimination and gender-based violence involving students, employees and/or visitors or third parties at UHMC will be the UH System's EP 1.204: Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender Based Violence ("Interim Policy").* *Note: The University of Hawaii’s Interim Executive Policy EP 1.204 is a provisional policy to meet the University’s compliance obligations while it consults


AdmissionsWhether you're attending college for the first time or coming back after years away, UH Maui College can help you reach your goal through small classes, affordable tuition and convenient class times and locations.You can reach our Admissions Office by phone at (808) 984-3267 or email Application DeadlinesUH Maui College has a rolling admission policy, however the suggested application deadlines are: Fall Semester: August 1 Spring Semester: December 1 Please note that admission to the College does not mean automatic admittance to all programs or courses. Do I need to fill out an application?You must complete and submit an application if you are: Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses. A first-time college student. A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus). A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution). An Early Admission or Running Start student (a high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program). College or university transcripts are required if you want transfer credits from non-UH institutions. If you have Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores and want to receive college credits, submit test scores to the Admissions Office. Getting Started At-A-Glance Step 1 - Apply Submit an ApplicationAll University of Hawai'i campuses use the same System Application Form for undergraduate enrollment.  Click here to start your application online. Resident or Non-Resident?You must submit the Residency Declaration form, which is part of the online application. It is used to determine your residency status for tuition purposes. If

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Aquaponics at UH Maui College The Maui College Business Program is offering two new topic courses starting in January. Read Story Ka`a`ike's Mural “Kammy” Kaiwi & Michael Takemoto's vision shows an important part of the history of Hawaiian culture. Read Story 2016 Commencement Ceremony Update on The University of Hawaii Maui College & University Center Commencement Ceremony. Read More UH Maui College Campus Newspaper UHMC Helpdesk If you have been accepted to UHMC, New Student Orientation will help you make a smooth transition to college and to give you the best opportunity to register for classes, meet with your counselors, learn about the many resources available to you on campus, and meet other students.  You can also check class availability online. Follow us on Twitter Upcoming Events View the Calendar or Submit a New Event It’s easy to apply to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College! Registration for Spring 2016 is ongoing! You can submit your application in just minutes using our online form. No essays, no SAT’s required! If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or give us a call. We’re here to help. Lower level courses are $120.00 per credit for residents and $328.00 per credit for non-residents. Upper division 300 and 400 level courses are $288.00 per credit for residents and $807.00 per credit for non-residents. Click here for the complete list of tuition and fees. Wherever you are on your academic journey, we have the innovative programs and supportive student services to help you succeed in college, and beyond. Pursue

Title IX

UHMC Sexual Misconduct Information and Procedures The University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) strives to provide an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination1. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all members in our UHMC community. UHMC is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, domestic violence, marital status, arrest and court record, and veteran status. Acts of sex or gender based discrimination will be addressed consistent with the University of Hawai’i Board of Regents’ policies2, as well as state and federal law. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified persons with disabilities. Members of the UHMC community should understand that federal law does not just prohibit sex or gender based discrimination and harassment of employees by employers. The law also prohibits discrimination and harassment between members of the UHMC community, including, prohibited discrimination between an instructor and a student, between two students, or between a student and an applicant or campus guest. The policy applies to all UHMC programs and activities, including, but not limited to, discrimination in athletics, instruction, grading, UHMC housing, and UHMC employment. In addition, the law prohibits retaliation against an individual for opposing any practices forbidden under this policy, for bringing a complaint of discrimination or harassment, for assisting someone with such a complaint, for attempting to stop such discrimination or harassment, or for participating in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

Privacy Policies

Email (UH Account) Important information from the University and your instructors may be sent to your UH Email Account (your UH; therefore, you must check your UH email on a regular basis. Email sent to your UH Email Account is considered an official channel of communication by the University. Learn how to get a UH username (UH System) if you do not already have one. For general information about your UH Email Account, visit Information Technology Services. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include: The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the University of Hawaiʻi at Maui College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it

Title IX Training for Students

Haven University of Hawaii Maui College has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as sexual harassment and assault prevention. Each year over ½ million students complete these courses. As part of our comprehensive prevention program for students this Fall 2015, students must complete Haven. This online course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond. Your login directions and additional details are included below. Please complete Part I by November 29, 2015. Please complete Part II by December 11, 2015. Other Important Information: You will need Internet access and audio capabilities. To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years. You may take the course in multiple sittings. The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers. Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course. As you engage with Haven, the online course, questions or concerns may arise. Please feel free to access resources at the following links for Title IX coordinators and some campus resource staff with whom you may remain confidential. See below for specific information: We hope you enjoy this course but ultimately, we hope you learn more about behaviors that keep you and your fellow learners safe and successful while at while at our college. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: Go to MyUH Log on using your UH username and password. After

Academic Advising

"Academic Advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students' understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning"--National Academic Advising Association, 2004. Academic counseling is an important way for you to obtain information about the college programs, services, and resources that are available for you. Through advising, you will receive the help in decision making and problem solving. Counselors assist students in planning their program of study and in selecting courses. They provide important information about course placement, prerequisites, course sequence, and registration and transfer information. By meeting with your academic advisor regularly and often, you will be able to figure out what is needed to make the best out of your academic journey, create a plan so that you can graduate on time, and navigate through the system to learn what is needed to transform your dreams into reality. Advisors and students share equally in the work of advising, from researching answers to creating academic plans. To get started, find out who your academic advisors are and how you can reach them from the Counseling & Advising Directory. Appointments are 30 and 60 minutes and compared to the Express Advising (Wikiwiki Advising), you will have more time to ask questions. Counselors are available according to major and interest and students can discuss concerns and questions in detail such as graduation, transfer and major requirements, career, exploration, academic difficulty, etc. Counselor will help you with the decision making process to clarify your goals, and create an educational plan that reflects these goals.Same-day appointments are not available at this time. Please call 24