Eligibility Requirements

1. You are an undergraduate student enrolled or accepted at UH Mānoa,


2. You are a citizen or national of the United States, or meet the residency requirements to apply for Free Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA)


3. You are a first-generation college student

  • This means neither of your parents completed a bachelor's degree. If a parent has earned an associate's degree, you are still considered first-generation,


4. Your family's taxable income OR your taxable income (if you are an independent financial aid student) meets U.S. Department of Education income criteria.

You must meet requirements 1 and 2, and can meet either 3 or 4. If you are uncertain about whether you are eligible, or have any questions, we encourage you to apply and talk to a TRIO Mānoa academic advisor.

How to Apply

Our application for the 2023-2024 school year has closed. We invite you to return to our website early June to apply to join our TRIO ʻOhana for the 2024-2025 school year!