Pai Ka Mana - College Student Support Services

The mission of Pai Ka Māna, TRIO Student Support Services is to assist students who are first generation in college, have a financial need, and/or disability obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete an associate degree or certificate and transfer into a baccalaureate degree program.

Eligible program participants at UHMC receive a range of services including a personalized graduation plan, academic support and advising, tutoring, career exploration, transfer planning, priority registration, financial aid and literacy workshops, cultural experiences, and supplemental grant aid to qualifying participants. 

TRIO-SSS is a federally funded grant program through the Department of Education designed to 1) increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students; 2) increase the transfer rates of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions; and 3) foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of individuals who are first generation college students and have a financial need, and individuals with a disability.

For more information, call Pai Ka Mana TRIO SSS at (808) 984-3421 or email our program at