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High School Seniors Can Now Apply to UH Community Colleges Through New Free App

Posted March 7, 2022, 8:57 AM HST

Hawai‘i’s Class of 2022 graduating high school seniors can now apply to the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges through an app.

The new admission application called Kama‘āina App is free and exclusively for this year’s graduating high school seniors. There is no application fee and UH officials say it takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

The Kama‘āina App is open to all Hawai‘i class of 2022 seniors attending a public, private or charter school in Hawai‘i. Students can apply now for the upcoming summer and fall 2022 semesters at Kamaaina.hawaii.edu.

“We welcome the Class of 2022 to the University of Hawai‘i’s seven community colleges for education and training in a wide range of programs that prepares them for success in careers and contributing to the community. The Kama‘āina App streamlines the process for admission for our graduating high school seniors to take the next steps for their future,” said UH Vice President of Community Colleges Erika Lacro.”

In addition to a new app, UHCC offers various scholarships to help make post-secondary education affordable. Every Hawai‘i student who is eligible is considered for the Hawai‘i Promise Scholarship, which provides free in-state tuition for qualified University of Hawai’i Community College students with financial needs.

Last year, about 2,500 UHCC students were offered more than $5 million of these scholarships.

For Hawai‘i public high school seniors needing assistance in completing their college applications, Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education is hosting a series of college application workshops. To register for an upcoming event, go to collegeiswithinreachhawaii.com.