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  • A1: NOTHING! The program is free to all eligible students.
  • A2: Students wishing to apply may complete an online application by clicking on  Program Application. We are in the Pai Ka Mana office located in the Student Center Building, Pilina. Pai Ka Mana offices are on the first floor facing The Learning Center. You may also call or email Pai Ka Mana for any further questions. ,
  • A3: No deposit is required.
  • A4: Supplemental Grant Aid are funds from our federal grant specifically set aside for Pai Ka Mana, Student Support Services Program students. You must be Pell eligible and fulfill Pai Ka Mana requirements to receive supplemental grant aid.
  • A5: First priority students that receive Supplemental Grant Aid are qualified and eligible freshmen. Next, there is a ranking of qualified and eligible students done by Pai Ka Mana based upon the number of credits completed by each student.
  • A6: Supplemental Grant Aid amounts vary from student to student and it is based upon a student’s unmet need. For further clarification, please contact Pai Ka Mana staff.
  • A7: Yes! The Academic Support Specialists are here for you. They offer support and guidance for you and your family throughout your academic career with our program. You must meet with your Academic Support Specialist at least twice (2) each semester.
  • A8: Pai Ka Mana takes up to 25 transfer ready students each year on the Manoa Experience. The key is to be “transfer ready”, which means that you have acquired enough credits to transfer into a four year university/college campus.
  • A9: Unfortunately we don’t, we are not allowed to serve any high school students the population that we are allowed to serve are students who are currently enrolled and registered with University of Hawaii Maui College.
  • A10: If you did not file taxes in the most recent year that you are applying to our program, then you will need to complete Income Eligibility Section of the online program application.
  • A11: Pai Ka Mana Student Support Service Program accepts applications to our program through out the whole academic year (Fall and Spring semester).
  • A12: Yes, Pai Ka Mana SSSP is open during the summer time and we are available to students, but no requirements (contacts and workshops) are needed during summer sessions.
  • A13: You would need to fill out an application to our program, which there is a link to on our website. You will need to fill out the application as completely as possible leaving nothing blank. Leaving areas blank will only delay your application process. Then you must submit a copy of your most recent federal income tax forms (e.g. 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ), social security card along with your picture ID.
  • A14: You will need to complete any necessary items that are listed in the letter that may hold your acceptance process. Then once you have done that, you will need to call our office to schedule an orientation appointment with our counselor.
  • A15: A student is eligible for Pai Ka Mana SSSP by being either one or all of the following:
    1. Low-income
    2. First generation (where neither of your parents received a 4 year degree)
    3. A student with a documented disability with the disability coordinator here on the MCC campus. Students must have an academic need (e.g. low diagnostic test scores, low GPA, GED, etc.)