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UH and OHA present free financial aid workshops

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawai'i is working with community partners, including the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, GEAR UP Hawai'i, Pacific Financial Aid Association and Native Hawaiian Education Association, to help Hawai'i residents obtain the financial aid they need to attend any of the 10 UH campuses statewide.

On Wednesday, January 11, a scholarship fair will be held at Honolulu Community College starting at 5:30 p.m.

A series of free workshops, including the Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha Program and College Goal Sunday, have been scheduled statewide to provide information on federal financial aid forms and resources available, including specific financial aid resources for Native Hawaiian students.

Last year, $57.7 million in financial aid was awarded to Native Hawaiians attending college in the UH system, which amounted to $12,000 per student.

Since 2007, OHA has contributed $500,000 annually in scholarships and direct tuition assistance to Native Hawaiians attending college in the UH system. During that time, the number of Native Hawaiian students in the UH system has doubled, from 4,600 to 9,200.

The 2011-2012 schedule of scholarship fairs by island includes:

Oahu

Kahuku:
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Kahuku High School Cafeteria
56-490 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku

Waimanalo:
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Ka Ho'oilina Na Kuhio Community Center
41-253 Ilauhole Street, Waimanalo

Kauai

Lihue:
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Kaua'i Community College, Dining Room
3-1901 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihu'e

Lanai

Lanai City:
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Lana'i School Cafeteria
555 Fraser Avenue, Lana'i City

Maui

Hana:
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hana School Cafeteria
4111 Hana Highway, Hana

COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY

College Goal Sunday offers assistance to parents and students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The FAFSA is the federal application required by most colleges, universities and vocation schools in the nation.

Multiple workshops are scheduled statewide in January 2012, including:

  • Sunday, January 22, 2012 - O'ahu and in East Hawai'i
  • Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Maui, Kaua'i and in West Hawai'i

No registration is necessary. For specific workshop sites on each island and information on documents to bring to the workshops, visit www.cgshawaii.org or www.oha.org.

Copyright 2012 by Hawaii News Now. All Rights Reserved.

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