Financial Aid Information and Resources for interested income-eligible families:
MHOK provides in house financial aid and accepts outside financial aid; please email or call the MHOK office for more information
- Email: Patty@MHOK.org
- Phone: 808-874-7441
Arbor Childcare Connection 808-249-2461 Or click here to access their website. Enrollment period is ongoing
Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center: 808- 242-1608 firstname.lastname@example.org
PATCH Preschool Open Doors (POD) 800-746-5620 www.PATCHHawaii.org
Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Keiki Scholars Program (PKS) 800-842-4682 www.ksbe.edu/finaid Hawaiian Ancestry, Hawaii Residents, Enrolled in an eligible preschool, 3 & 4 year old keiki, demonstrate financial need
Keiki O Ka’ Aina Hawaii Early Learning Partnerships for Children (HELP) 808-843-2502 www.KOKO.prg/help Native Hawaiian Child Care Assistance Program
MHOK In-House Financial Aid 808-874-7441
Each year Montessori Hale O Keiki offers need-based financial aid to families who qualify. To be considered for financial aid, all students must have been accepted for admission or reenrollment.
MHOK uses School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to help determine eligibility. Recommendations made by SSS are reviewed by the MHOK Financial Aid Committee and adjustments may be made. The family’s total income and assets, number of children attending tuition charging schools, housing costs, medical expenses, debt obligations and other special circumstances are also considered. It is important to keep in mind, however, that while we try to assist as many qualified students as possible with the limited resources that we have, financing a private school education remains the primary responsibility of the family. MHOK requires both parents (whether divorced, separated or never married) to complete the financial aid process.
Families of returning students must reapply each year for financial assistance. In order for returning students to receive financial aid, they must have demonstrated commitment to the Montessori academics philosophy and participated positively in the school community and fundraising. A returning student’s family who is in arrears with its financial obligation to the school will be ineligible to receive aid until the balance is resolved, this may jeopardize the possibility of receiving aid in the following year.
Step 1: APPLY ONLINE at sss.nais.org/parents
To be considered for financial aid, all students must have been accepted for admission or re enrollment to MHOK. All applicants are required to apply online with School and Student Services (SSS) by completing the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and submitting the online processing fee: $42. Please note the following information while completing your PFS:
MHOK FINANCIAL AID CODE: 5159
MHOK FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: February 27, 2015 – Returning Families
MHOK FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: March 27, 2015 – New Families
STEP 2: UPLOAD DOCUMENTS
MHOK requires the following documents:
- Signed 2014 Federal Tax Returns (IRS 1040) with all schedules & attachments
- 2014 W-2s and/or 1099s
- Current property assessment information of all owned real estate
- If you own a business, you are also required to complete the SSS Business/Farm Statement available online on the SSS website.
NOTE: You must complete and submit your PFS & upload required documents online before the deadlines: (see below) in order for the Financial Aid Committee to complete their review of your application. MHOK’s Financial Aid Committee reserves the right to request additional information/documentation in their review to determine a family’s financial need. Financial Aid is on a first come first serve bases, we strongly encourage you to meet the deadlines.
Important Calendar Deadlines
November 2014– You may begin to apply for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year online at sss.nais.org/parents.
February 27, 2015 – Returning Families must complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) online and upload all required documents.
March 27, 2015 – New Families complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) online and upload all required documents.
April 2015 – Returning Families that meet the February 27th Financial Aid deadline will receive decision letters by mid-April.
May 2015 – Families of newly-admitted students that meet the March 27th Financial Aid deadline will receive decision letters in early May.
August 2015 – School Year starts
All Financial Aid information is strictly confidential. Admissions decisions and financial aid awards are kept separate. Requesting financial aid in no way jeopardizes your child’s opportunity for admission to Montessori Hale O Keiki.