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HEERF
Maui College Reports

University of Hawai‘i Maui College

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Congress passed three pieces of legislation: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) in December 2020, and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in March 2021. Each of these laws provided funding for higher education to the US Department of Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The HEERF funding was provided in three different tranches:

Tranche 1 (Student Grants)

Funds are to be used for emergency financial aid grants to students for any component of the student’s cost of attendance, or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care. University of Hawaiʻi Maui College (UHMC) was awarded a total of $3,627,333 in Tranche 1 funds from the CARES, CRRSAA, and ARPA Acts.

Tranche 2 (Institutional Portion)

Funds may be used to defray institutional expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll), and to make additional emergency financial aid grants to students as permitted under Tranche 1. The ARPA Act added the requirement to use a portion of the institutional funds to implement evidence-based practices to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with public health guidelines, and to conduct direct outreach to financial aid applicants about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to the recent unemployment of a family member or independent student, or other circumstances. UHMC was awarded a total of $5,000,469 in Tranche 2 funds from the CARES, CRRSAA, and ARPA Acts.

Tranche 3 (Minority-Serving Institutions)

Funds may be used to defray institutional expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll), to carry out student support activities authorized by the Higher Education Act that address needs related to the coronavirus, and to make additional emergency financial aid grants to students as permitted under Tranche 1. UHMC was awarded a total of $5,398,972 in Tranche 3 funds from the CARES, CRRSAA and ARPA Acts.

HEERF Reporting

In order to comply with reporting provisions prescribed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II), and the America Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) (HEERF III), as directed by the US Department of Education, UHMC reports are posted to provide transparency on our use and stewardship of all CARES, CRRSA, ARPA funding.

Student Emergency Aid Reports

(1) An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Institutions who received HEERF I grant funds under CARES Act were not required to submit an application for HEERF II and III. In keeping with the terms of acceptance of these funds, Maui College will use no less than $3,033,379 as stated under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide emergency financial aid grants directly to students.

(2) The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

The total amount of funds that Maui College has received for emergency financial aid grants is $3,033,379.

(3) The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

Between January 1 and March 31, 2022, Maui College distributed $120,724.86 to students. Of this amount, $52,324.86 emergency financial aid grants were distributed to credit students and $68,400.00 was distributed to non-credit students.

(4) The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

The total number of students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants during the period of January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022, was estimated to be 2,717. The number of estimated eligible students represent both credit and non-credit students.

(5) The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022, the total number of students who received CRRSAA and ARP emergency aid grants was 154.

(6) The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant

Maui College issued HEERF student aid grants to students enrolled in credit and non-credit programs in amounts ranging from $409.00 to 4,023.50 per student. All eligible and currently registered non-credit students were invited to apply for aid and received a $600.00 grant upon completion of application. In addition to these awards, eligible and currently registered credit students with exceptional need were prioritized to receive student aid grants. In order to receive aid, students were identified as having extraordinary financial circumstances and have faced significant and unexpected reduced income, or food or housing insecurity. Additional award amounts ranged from $409.00 to $4,023.50 for these students.

(7) Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

The Administration of Maui College informed students of their HEERF student aid grant by issuing a personalized letter to each student. In addition, eligible students were invited to complete an emergency aid application form allowing students the opportunity to apply for supplementary aid based on exceptional need. Students were informed of additional aid payments at the time they were awarded an emergency aid grant to support any component of their cost of attendance.


(1) An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Institutions who received HEERF I grant funds under CARES Act were not required to submit an application for HEERF II and III. In keeping with the terms of acceptance of these funds, Maui College will use no less than $3,033,379 as stated under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide emergency financial aid grants directly to students.

(2) The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

The total amount of funds that Maui College has received for emergency financial aid grants is $3,033,379.

(3) The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

Between October 1 and December 31, 2021, Maui College distributed $1,783,000 to students.

(4) The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of census date, the total number of students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants during the period of October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, was estimated to be 3,367. The number of estimated eligible students represent both credit and non-credit students.

(5) The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, the total number of students who received CRRSAA and ARP emergency aid grants was 2,569.

(6) The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant

Maui College issued HEERF student aid grants to all students enrolled in credit programs mid-semester, in the amount of $600 per student. In addition to these awards, eligible students from both credit and non-credit programs with exceptional need were prioritized to receive additional student aid grants. In order to receive additional aid, students were identified as having extraordinary financial circumstances and have faced significant and unexpected reduced income, or food or housing insecurity. Additional award amounts were $1,000 for these students.

(7) Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

The Administration of Maui College informed enrolled students of their HEERF student aid grant by issuing a personalized letter to each student. In addition, eligible students were invited to complete an emergency aid application form allowing students the opportunity to apply for supplementary aid based on exceptional need. Students were informed of additional aid payments at the time they were awarded an emergency aid grant to support any component of their cost of attendance.


(1) An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Institutions who received HEERF I grant funds under CARES Act were not required to submit an application for HEERF II and III. In keeping with the terms of acceptance of these funds, Maui College will use no less than $3,033,379 as stated under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide emergency financial aid grants directly to students.

(2) The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

The total amount of funds that Maui College has received for emergency financial aid grants is $3,033,379.

(3) The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

As of September 30, 2021, Maui College has distributed $36,632 to students.

(4) The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of census date, the total number of students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was estimated to be 2,724.

(5) The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of September 30, 2021, the total number of students who received CRRSAA and ARP emergency aid grants is 18.

(6) The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of September 30, 2021, Maui College prioritized students with exceptional need by identifying eligible students with extraordinary financial circumstances who have faced significant unexpected reduced income, or food or housing insecurity. Award amounts varied between $688 to $3,764.

(7) Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Eligible students were invited to complete an emergency aid application form. Students were informed they were awarded an emergency aid grant to support any component of their cost of attendance.


(1) An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Institutions who received HEERF I grant funds under CARES Act were not required to submit an application for the HEERF II grant. Maui College received its HEERF II Grant Award Notification on March 19, 2021. In keeping with the terms of acceptance of these funds, Maui College will use no less than $593,954 as stated under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA, to provide emergency financial aid grants directly to students.

(2) The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Maui College received $593,954 in aid from the Department of Education.

(3) The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

As of June 8, 2021, Maui College has distributed $328,800 to students.

(4) The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of census date, the total number of students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was estimated to be 2,421.

(5) The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of June 8, 2021, the total number of students who received CRRSAA emergency aid grants is 548.

(6) The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

In Spring 2021, UHCCs prioritized students with exceptional need by identifying eligible students using students’ Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the FAFSA. All students with an EFC of 1800 or below and enrolled in 6 or more credits received an emergency grant. Award amounts varied between $300 to $600 per student.

(7) Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

UHCC System Office provided campuses with a list of eligible students and sample communication to inform students about their awards. Each campus was responsible for outreach and communication about funds. Information on all HEERF funding is available at the UHCC website: uhcc.hawaii.edu/cares


Final report that covers all remaining HEERF fund expenditures for Section 18004(a)(1)

The University of Hawai‘i (UH), including Maui College, provided emergency financial grants to students in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 to address unexpected financial hardships caused by the coronavirus and disruptions to their education and lives. The federal CARES Act supported emergency assistance directly to students who meet federal eligibility requirements (described below). The UH Urgent Student Relief Fund provided financial assistance for unplanned emergency expenses. The Urgent Student Relief Fund is supported by generosity of UH and UH Foundation donors.

Below is Maui College’s report on administration of the federal CARES Act, Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students.

An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  • The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) provides funding for colleges to give Emergency Financial Aid Grants to currently enrolled students who had "expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus."
  • On 4/23/2020, Maui College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education, acknowledging its intent to use no less than 50% of funds received under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification of Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

  • Maui College received $593,954 under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  • Based on guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education, "only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants." Also, U.S. Department of Education excluded students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs.
  • As of October 9, 2020, 2,332 students were eligible for CARES based on their Title IV eligibility, being enrolled in programs that are not exclusively online, and meeting the Fall 2020 CARES COVID Stipend criteria. The method by which eligibility and awarding was determined is outlined below.

The total amount of emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission

  • As of October 9, 2020, a total of $593,954 was distributed to students at Maui College. This figure includes awards made for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020, Rounds 1 and 2. All funds have been expended.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

  • As of October 9, 2020, 1,600 students at Maui College received emergency financial aid grants. This figure includes awards made for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020, Rounds 1 and 2.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Method by which Title IV Eligibility was Determined:

Round 1:
  • Classified degree or certificate seeking student (excludes fully-online degree programs).
  • Enrolled at one or more of the UH Community Colleges at census date in Spring 2020.
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits at one or more of the UH Community Colleges in Fall 2020 by July 31.
  • Filed a 2020-21 FAFSA by July 31.
  • Meets Title IV eligibility criteria including making Satisfactory Academic Progress in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021.
Round 2:
  • Classified degree or certificate seeking student (excludes fully-online degree programs).
  • Enrolled at one or more of the UH Community Colleges in Fall 2020.
  • Filed a FAFSA for 2020-21.
  • Meets Title IV eligibility criteria including making Satisfactory Academic Progress in 2020-2021.
  • Meets Campus-Based priorities below:
    • Continuing Spring 2020 and New Fall 2020 students enrolled Full Time

Title IV eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen, a valid Social Security Number, registration with Selective Service (if student is male), and a high school diploma, GED or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting

Factors considered in determining grant recipients and amounts for Fall 2020:

  • Effort to help students enrolled during the pandemic to continue into Fall 2020
  • Intended to help cover costs related to shift to online learning. The amount was based on estimate of high speed internet for five months
  • Addresses one of greatest challenges identified by Spring students (internet connection)

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  • Information about the Emergency Financial Aid grants was available online at the UH Community Colleges’ website: uhcc.hawaii.edu/cares. Students also had access to an email account for questions related to the stipend: ccaid@hawaii.edu
  • For Round 1:
    • No application was required. Eligible students were sent a personal email notification in mid-July.
    • Awards were made August-September 2020 and email notifications with payment details were sent to students’ UH email address.
    • Payments were made directly to students regardless of outstanding balances or financial obligations.
  • For Round 2:
    • No application was required.
    • Campuses made awarding decisions from a CARES-eligible list provided by the UHCC System Office. Awards were made by October 9, 2020 and email notifications with payment details were sent to students’ UH email address.
    • Payments were made directly to students regardless of outstanding balances or financial obligations.

The University of Hawai‘i (UH), including Maui College, provided emergency financial grants to students in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 to address unexpected financial hardships caused by the coronavirus and disruptions to their education and lives. The federal CARES Act supported emergency assistance directly to students who meet federal eligibility requirements (described below). The UH Urgent Student Relief Fund provided financial assistance for unplanned emergency expenses. The Urgent Student Relief Fund is supported by generosity of UH and UH Foundation donors.

Below is Maui College’s report on administration of the federal CARES Act, Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students.

An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  • The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) provides funding for colleges to give Emergency Financial Aid Grants to currently enrolled students who had "expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus."
  • On 4/23/2020, Maui College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education, acknowledging its intent to use no less than 50% of funds received under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification of Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

  • Maui College received $593,954 under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  • Based on guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education, "only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants." Also, U.S. Department of Education excluded students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs. In Fall 2020, as of 8/18/2020, 685 students met the federal CARES eligibility criteria at Maui College.

Fall 2020 CARES COVID Stipend Program: As of August 18, 2020, 631 students at Maui College received emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1), based on their Title IV eligibility, being enrolled in programs that are not exclusively online, and meeting the Fall 2020 CARES COVID Stipend criteria. The method by which Fall 2020 Stipend Program was determined is outlined below.

The total amount of emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission

  • As of August 18, a total of $452,700 was distributed to students at Maui College. This figure includes awards made for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

  • As of August 18, 2020, 1,317 students at Maui College received emergency financial aid grants. This figure includes awards made for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Method by which Title IV Eligibility was Determined:

For Fall 2020, UHCCs provided a CARES COVID Support Stipend of $500 for students continuing from Spring 2020 to Fall 2020. No application was required. The stipend provides financial support to cover expenses associated with the shift to remote learning.

The UH System Financial Aid Office identified the criteria, and the System Institutional Research, Analysis and Planning Office and UHCC Academic Affairs Office prepared the list of eligible students.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled at one or more of the UH Community Colleges in Spring 2020 at census date
  • Classified student enrolled in at least 6 credits at one of more of the UH Community Colleges in Fall 2021 by July 31, 2020
  • Submitted a 2020-21 FAFSA by July 31, 2021
  • Not enrolled in a fully online degree program
  • Title IV eligible*
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress

*Title IV eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen, a valid Social Security Number, registration with Selective Service (if student is male), and a high school diploma, GED or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.

Method by which Emergency Financial Aid Grants implementation was Determined

Maui College offered $500 grants to all students who met eligibility criteria as of August 18, 2020.

Factors considered in determination of grant recipients and amounts for Fall 2020:

  • Effort to help students enrolled during the pandemic to continue into Fall 2020
  • $500 stipend was intended to help cover costs related to shift to online learning. The amount was based on estimate of high speed internet for five months
  • Addresses one of greatest challenges identified by Spring students (internet connection)

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  • Information about the Emergency Financial Aid grants was available online at the UH Community Colleges’ website: uhcc.hawaii.edu/cares. Students also had access to an email account for questions related to the stipend: ccaid@hawaii.edu
  • Eligible students were sent a personal email notification in mid-July. Awards were made in August 2020 and email notifications with payment details were sent to students’ UH email address. Payments were made directly to students regardless of outstanding balances or financial obligations.

See 45-Day Fund Report for details. No new awards have been made since disbursement of Spring 2020 CARES in May 2020. Additional funds for Fall 2020 CARES will be made on August 12, 2020.


The University of Hawai‘i (UH), including Maui College, provided emergency financial grants to students in April and May 2020 to address unexpected financial hardships caused by the coronavirus and disruptions to their education and lives. The federal CARES Act supported emergency assistance directly to students who meet federal eligibility requirements (described below).   The UH Urgent Student Relief Fund provided financial assistance for unplanned emergency expenses. The Urgent Student Relief Fund is supported by generosity of UH and UH Foundation donors.

Below is Maui College’s report on administration of the federal CARES Act, Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students.

An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  • The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) provides funding for colleges to give Emergency Financial Aid Grants to currently enrolled students who had “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.”
  • On 4/23/2020, Maui College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education, acknowledging its intent to use no less than 50% of funds received under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification of Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  • Maui College received $593,954 under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  • Based on guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education, “only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants.” Also, U.S. Department of Education excluded students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs.
  • As of May 4, 2020, 1,047 students at Maui College were identified as eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1), based on their Title IV eligibility and being enrolled in programs that are not exclusively online.

The total amount of emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission

  • As of May 20, 2020, $137,200 was distributed to students at Maui College.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

  • As of May 20, 2020, 686 students at Maui College received emergency financial aid grants.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Method by which Title IV Eligibility was Determined:

The UH System Financial Aid Office identified the criteria, and the System Institutional Research, Analysis and Planning Office and UHCC Academic Affairs Office prepared the list of eligible students. Eligible students were the ones who are:

  • Enrolled (as of 5/4/2020)
  • Not enrolled in a fully online program
  • Submitted FAFSA, 2019-20 or 2020-21
  • Title IV eligible (valid ISIR, verification of high school diploma or equivalency, Statement of Educational Purpose, completed verification process if selected)

Method by which Emergency Financial Aid Grants implementation was Determined:

Maui College offered $200 grants to all students who met eligibility criteria as of May 4, 2020.

Factors considered in determination of grant recipients and amounts for Spring 2020:

  • Number of Classified students enrolled in Spring 2020
  • Percent and Number of CARES-eligible students
  • Administrative considerations to award Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as efficiently and quickly as possible, especially given that there was not much time between U.S. Department of Education’s award of funds and the last day of the term
  • Students’ declaration that they incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  • Information about the Emergency Financial Aid grants was available online at the UH Community Colleges’ website:  www.uhcc.hawaii.edu/cares.
  • Eligible students received a personal email notification regarding their eligibility and a link to the online form to request funds if they had incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

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