Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.03
Liaison Laurel Pikcunas
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Hawaii Honolulu Community College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.13 / 4.00 Michelle Nathan
Assistant Professor
Math and Natural Science
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The Honolulu CC Financial Aid Office provides assistance to students who need financial aid in order to attend college. Services provided include assistance with completing the FAFSA and other scholarship applications, advising students on financial aid status and planning, and awarding students financial aid.

The Hawaii Promise Scholarship is a "last dollar" scholarship that provides free direct costs for qualified University of Hawai'i Community College Hawaii resident students who need financial help to pay for college. Many Honolulu CC students take advantage of this scholarship.

More information at https://uhcc.hawaii.edu/hawaiipromise/

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

As of Spring 2023, more than 30 different scholarships are available exclusively to Honolulu CC students. There were 1662 financial aid and scholarship recipients from AY 2021-2022
HonCC Scholarship list: https://scholarships.uhfoundation.org/scholarships/search.aspx
Financial Aid recipients Data :

The TRIO-SSS Program at HonCC is designed to: increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students; increase the transfer rates of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions; and
foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of eligible participants. Eligible students include Polynesian students who show financial need. There were 137 participants from 2021-2022 AY.

Po‘i Nā Nalu is Honolulu Community College’s oldest Native Hawaiian-serving program. Its goal is to prepare Native Hawaiian students for employment in high-demand occupations with family-sustaining wages by providing vigorous and culturally appropriate opportunities for academic and professional success. There were 78 participants in the 2021-2022 AY.

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

All of the data is pulled from the University of Hawai‘i System Institutional Research, Analysis, and Planning Office, Management and Planning Support (MAPS) webpage

Indicator 1 is based percentage of needs met for the direct cost of tuition, not the total cost of living. This can be found in the dataset: STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE - UNMET NEED REPORT UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENT STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED A FAFSA


Heather Florendo
Financial Aid Manager

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