MKC Newsletter : Vol 6

MKC Newsletter : Vol 6

2016 College Transfer and Employment Fair

The Kapi‘olani Community College Employment Prep Center and Maida Kamber Center will be hosting the 2016 College Transfer & Employment Fair on March 29th and 30th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Great Lawn.

Looking for a college to transfer to, a new career, or a better job? Students and job seekers will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at this free College Transfer and Employment Fair. A variety of colleges, universities, and employers from both the public and private sectors will be eager to share information about their organization and answer college and employment questions. For more information, email


Meet With Your Counselor Early

Summer and Fall 2016 registration coming soon! The Maida Kamber Center offers walk-in hours Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in ‘Ilima 104. Meet with your counselor early to ensure that your registration plans will keep you on track for timely graduation and transfer.


  • April 11 (M) — Registration Begins For All Students
  • May 6 (F) — Payment Receipt Deadline By 4 PM (HST)
  • May 23 (M) — Summer Session 1 Begins
  • July 1 (F) — Summer Session 1 Ends
  • July 5 (T) — Summer Session 2 Begins
  • August 12 (F) — Summer Session 2 Ends

Tuition rates: Resident = $248/credit; Non-Resident = $357/credit


Registration Dates Based on Earned Credits at KCC:

  • April 11 (M) — 36 or more earned credits
  • April 12 (T) — 24 – 35 earned credits
  • April 13 (W) — 18 – 23 earned credits
  • April 14 (Th) — 6 – 17 earned credits
  • April 15 (F) — 0 – 5 earned credits

Open registration from April 16 – August 21, 2016
Late registration from August 22, 2016
Fall 2016 Payment Receipt Deadline is Friday, July 22, 2016 at 4 PM (HST)

The Value Of Service-Learning Courses

By: Francisco Acoba, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

Did you know that more than 400 students each semester participate in service-learning? As part of the coursework, these students do community service, such as tutoring children (second language teaching courses), extracting invasive species (Botany 101 and Biology 124), and caring for elders (Family Resources 230). In serving the community, students learn the course content more deeply — and prepare for their major and even career!

Students can also do service-learning in the college’s 27 Sustainability-Designated (“S-Designated”) courses that focus on issues of island sustainability. Check Class Availability for S-Designated courses.

For more information visit:

UH Hilo Admissions Counselor in the Maida Kamber Center

Every Thursday from 10 AM – 2 PM, Jennifer Naguwa, UH Hilo Admissions Counselor, is available for transfer advising in ‘Ilima 104. To book an appointment, visit or email Jennifer at


UHFCU Scholarship

(Application Deadline: April 18, 2016) The University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union announces its scholarship program! In 2016, they will grant a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five deserving students.

Financial Aid

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2016-2017 Financial Aid

Did you apply for financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year?  Though the priority application deadline has passed, we continue to accept and review applications.  You may apply at  Kapi‘olani Community College School Code is 001613.

All students who apply for financial aid must maintain financial aid eligibility.  General financial aid satisfactory academic progress eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
  2. Students must successfully earn 67% of all credits attempted. The following grades will be considered as credits attempted but not earned: W, F, NC, NP, and I. Repeated courses count toward Attempted Credit Hours.
  3. Students will be allowed to attempt 150% of the number of credit hours normally required to complete the degree or certificate program the student is seeking.

If you have any questions regarding your current financial aid academic progress, please make an appointment with a Financial Aid Specialist in the Kekaulike Service Center in ‘Ilima 102 or call 808-734-9555.

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New Media Arts Application Deadline

Are you considering applying to the New Media Arts program in Interface Design or Animation? The application deadline is Friday, April 1 at 4 PM.

For more information on how to apply, please visit If you have not done so, please contact New Media Arts Counselor Steve Harris at 734-9510 or  You may also schedule an appointment at

Hawaii Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University Information Sessions

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) will be hosting information sessions and online webinars for you to learn about transfer admissions, their competitive nursing program, and financial aid. Check out for more details and to RSVP. Attend any of the sessions and waive your application fee.

Preview Day will be held on Saturday, March 12th. Attend mini-classes taught by faculty, learn about their academic programs, tour their campuses, and meet their faculty, staff, and students! RSVP at

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an HPU representative, contact Kalena Zimmerman, HPU Admission Counselor, at (808) 544-1128 or email

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