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HOW DISTANCE LEARNING WORKS

HMC’s Clinical Medical Assistant Diploma and AAS degree program as well as Health Administration, Billing and Coding Diploma and AAS degree programs are offered through the IDL or online program.

Interactive Distance Learning is a planned teaching/learning experience in which the instructor and students are separated by physical distance and/or time and use a wide spectrum of media to communicate. Interactive Distance Learning courses are comparable to courses taught in a face-to-face classroom environment at HMC. They are taught by HMC instructors, carry the same number of credits, can be applied to degree or elective requirements and are accepted for transfer (institution-dependent).

It is important for students to realize that courses offered through IDL are NOT easier than courses provided through face-to-face instruction. Students need to be motivated and disciplined, and they may be required to submit assignments, participate in threaded discussions and complete examinations by designated deadlines.

Students who have been admitted to HMC can register for IDL courses as part of the normal registration process. Most students will be able to register through the Student Information and Registration System (often referred to as “MyHMC”). Individuals who have never attended HMC may apply as a Diploma or Degree Student. To obtain complete instructions and the appropriate application visit the College’s website at ncc.edu/admissions/apply/application.shtml.

Most courses will require Respondus Lockdown Browser. Students will need to download the application. Some online courses may require students to come to campus for a mid-term and final examination or schedule a proctored exam. The Department of Online Education may serve as a proctor for examinations taken outside faculty scheduled times. Proper college identification will be required at testing sessions. Students who cannot come to campus may make special proctoring arrangements with the Department of Online Education and their faculty member.

Students in online (fully online and hybrid courses) MUST HAVE access to a computer which has a connection to the Internet. The computer can be a PC or a Macintosh. In addition, access requires a web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.

An email will be sent to all registered online students to their HMC email account about a week before the class is scheduled to begin. At that time students will be informed about how to log into their online course. Moodle provides the instructor with a wide variety of features to create an online course including discussion boards, chatrooms, web links, and assignments and assessment tools.

To be successful in an online course, students should be:

➢ Comfortable using a computer

➢ Understand how to navigate web sites

➢ Able to communicate well in writing

Self-motivated and self-discipline

➢ Able to commit from 9 to 12 hours per week per course

➢ Willing to participate in online classroom discussions

You may visit our website moodle.hmi.edu and click on “Moodle Orientation” link to get a general feel of the features used in an online course.

Additional information about course content and requirements is available from the HMC Education Department.

The best time to call is between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. See school catalog for phone numbers.

Registration for IDL courses begins on Monday, September 3, 2013 for Summer 2B.

IDL courses begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 for Summer 2B.

Financial Aid can help you pay for college.

Our financial aid program helps students and parents determine the best way to pay for college. Financial aid funds can be used for cost of education:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Books, Tools, and Supplies
  • Certifications

There are many types of financial aid, some based on need, others on merit. We encourage you to file an application to see if you are able to receive money for your college education.

Are you Eligible for Financial Aid?

You MUST have a high school diploma or the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.

You MUST be accepted or enrolled as a CLASSIFED student seeking a degree or certificate at Hawaii Medical College. Hawaii Medical College must be listed as your “Home Campus”. You must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible for Financial Aid.

You MUST meet the terms of Hawaii Medical College Financial Aid Office Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP).

You MUST be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, your next step is to apply. If you have any question or need help, contact the Financial Aid Office: in person, by phone or email.

Financial Aid Office Information –  Learn More

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Address: 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite #644, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone:  (808) 427-2146
Fax: (808) 237-5806
Email: esantamaria@hmi.edu
Federal School Code: 041822-00

How to Apply for Financial Aid?

  • Gather all your documents, such as your 1040 Federal Tax Forms and W2(s).
  • Create an FSA ID at  fsaid.ed.gov. The FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. If your parents are required to provide information on the FAFSA, they must also apply for an FSA ID. (NOTE: If you have previously applied for a Personal Identification Number (PIN), it will no longer be requested. The PIN has been replaced with the FSA ID as of May 10, 2015.)
  • Complete the FAFSA on the WEB Worksheet and enter the information on  https://fafsa.ed.gov.

Available Financial Aid:

You may be eligible for some of the federal, state and private financial aid programs, including:

  • Scholarships and Military
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Work Study
  • Payment Plans

Financial Aid Loans and Grants:

Loans are borrowed funds that MUST be repaid with interest.

Grants are different from student loans. Grants are funds that are typically awarded based on financial need, and grants don’t have to be repaid.

Financial Aid Federal Work Study Program:

  • Federal Work Study is a program that provides both on and off campus based jobs to students with financial need, so that you can earn money to help you pay for your education expenses.

Payment Plans:

  • Payment plans may be available to you. Please contact a financial aid advisor for more information.

Financial Aid Office Information –  Learn More

Hawaii Medical College Merit Scholarship

The Hawaii Medical College Merit Scholarship provides financial assistance to incoming students enrolling into Hawaii Medical College for the first time. All Hawaii Medical College Merit Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain high academic standards and display exemplary leadership skills.

Funding will be awarded to students up to $3,000.00, which will apply to any cost the student will accrue during attendance (any out of pocket costs) or after enrollment (Direct Stafford Subsidized/Unsubsidized/Parent PLUS Loans). The application is available by request only by contacting the financial aid office or they can request for an application by emailing  scholarships@hmi.edu.

Scholarship recipients are chosen through a blind review process conducted by the Hawaii Medical College Scholarship board. During the review, all personally identifiable information is redacted, and the board evaluates applications on a point system. The top three applications are then considered for final selection.

The final selection is made based on student performance during the first five weeks of the program. Minimum performance requirements include maintaining a 3.00 GPA and 100% attendance. Merit Scholarship recipient notices are mailed no later than the second Friday of the second module.

For more information or to request for an application, please contact the financial aid office at 808.427.2146 or email us at  scholarships@hmi.edu.

MyCAA Scholarship

Career Advancement Account for Military Spouses

  • Spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine service member, or activated Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2.
  • If the spouse of National Guard and/or AGR member, the sponsor must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS.
  • Spouses of Guard/Reserve members in an Alert, Transition Assistance, or Post Deployment status are not eligible. MyCAA accounts will be limited to the new $4,000 maximum benefit with a $2,000 fiscal year cap. Waivers to the fiscal year cap will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification with a cost that exceeds the $2,000 fiscal year cap up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.
  • Spouses must finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
  • Funding is limited to only Associate’s degrees, certifications and licensure programs.

GI Bill Benefits

  • The  Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. MGIB encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30) and The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.
  • The  Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
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