VITA Tax Volunteers Needed

Aloha Potential Tax Volunteers,

We will be offering free of charge tax preparation services to our UH Manoa students and general community from February 9, 2016 though April 8, 2016. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will be by appointment only 10am – 4pm. Walk ins as well as appointments will be accepted on Wednesdays 10am – 8pm and Saturdays from 9am -1pm.

In order to volunteer you must pass a few online multiple choice certification tests. Training is mostly self-study using the modules at IRS VITA/TCE Central. Supplementary training will be offered on Saturday, January 23rd and 30th from 9am – 3pm. A limited number of training kits are available in our office (QLC 209). You should complete the paper test (in training kit) first before attempting the online certification test as you only have two attempts to pass with a score of 80% or higher. When you have passed the certification tests you should print and sign your Volunteer Agreement form to submit to the site coordinator at your volunteer site.
Hours spend training and volunteering may be counted towards the Manoa Service Award as well as active status credit for certain RIO’s.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stacy Miyashiro or stop by QLC 209.
VITA Volunteers Flyer


Taking Credit For Your Future Presentation

Calling all undergraduates! Join the Financial Literacy Program Peer Educators for a informal talk-story session all about how to build (or rebuild) credit and choosing the best form(s) of credit for yourself.

This event has passed, please check back to see when our next presentation will be held.

Credit Flyer 11.03.2015

Free Financial Check-up

The best way to establish or maintain your financial fitness is to start with a financial check-up. A financial check-up basically tells you how well you’re doing in terms with your finances. It is also a good opportunity for you to measure the progress you make towards your goals as well as making the appropriate adjustments based on your own personal situation.

Join us as American Savings Bank shares with us how we can conduct our own financial check-ups to ensure our financial wellness!

Seating is limited.

Free Financial Check-up

Financing Your Graduate Education Series (2015)

Are you considering attending graduate school in the future? A graduate degree is a great investment in your future and can lead to higher lifetime earnings than someone without a graduate degree. But before you submit your application you should really ask yourself:

  • How much does your chosen graduate program cost?
  • How you will pay for your graduate degree?
  • How do different funding options affect me and my future?

UH Saves Day

Our nation’s personal savings rate is one of the lowest of developed countries. Most of us are not saving enough for retirement and many of us do not have an emergency fund for unanticipated expenses such as a car accident. Our own UHM students graduate with an average debt of $14,818 (class of 2008).

We will join thousands of Americans in a national campaign to save for big items such as a home, education, or retirement or for smaller accounts like an emergency fund. Since 2007, an annual event in February has been dedicated to promoting savings, reducing debt, and building wealth. More than 1,000 non profit organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, religious institutions, and unions are involved in this project.