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

    Come when you're ready! We accept applications all year round!
  1. Click on the application link below.
  2. Log in with your UH login and DUO authentication (If you don't yet have a UHM login but are accepted to UHM, email trio.manoa@hawaii.edu to request a pdf application).
  3. Fill out our Google Form application.

Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you via email (trio.manoa@hawaii.edu) to make an intake appointment with a TRIO Mānoa academic advisor!