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Hukilau Terms and Conditions

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    Study
    Students on the Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA (CGPA) and are expected to complete at least 12 credits in Fall and Winter semesters, 8 credits in Spring term. Students will be allowed to remain on the program for two (2) consecutive semesters, with a CGPA lower than 2.0, before being discontinued from the program.
    Education is a high priority at BYU-Hawaii. There are many resources at BYU-Hawaii, such as the Center for Academic Success and peer mentoring, which students should utilize in order to help them develop good study habits and to be successful as a student. We encourage all Program students to take advantage of these academic support services, to receive assistance when necessary.
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    Work
    As a part of the program, students will be required to be employed at Food Services or Facilities Management for one year, before requesting a transfer.
    All students must work 19 hours per week at their given place of employment while classes are in session and up to 40 hours per week during school breaks. A portion of the student’s paycheck will be contributed each pay period to help pay for the student’s educational costs. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their student contribution is paid each semester. Students can elect to have the funds withdrawn directly from their paycheck if they desire.
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    Financial Commitments
    A "Student Contribution" is the amount that the student is able to contribute toward the cost of education annually. Students are responsible/required to apply for Pell grants, Native Hawaiian and tribal scholarships and grants, and the American Service Scholarship (if applicable) as well as work all their allotted hours weekly as part of their contribution to their education. Students must meet their payback obligations each semester/term. Any outstanding charges on the student’s account that are not qualifying charges will be the responsibility of the student to pay and must be paid prior to the tuition deadline.
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    University Honor Code
    Each year, students on the Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program will need to obtain an endorsement from their university bishop. Students must promise to obey the University Honor Code on and off-campus. Students who do not observe the Honor Code may be suspended for 1 year or permanently expelled from BYU-Hawaii. Please note that the Honor Code includes academic honesty, dress and grooming standards, residential living standards, living a chaste and virtuous life, obeying the law and campus policies and living the word of wisdom. This also includes being honest with any academic and financial information the student provides to BYU-Hawaii. Students are encouraged to continue to observe the Honor Code and attend church so that they will qualify for a continuing bishop’s endorsement.
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    Physical Health
    Students must be physically healthy before they apply and when participating in the Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program. Students must be able to work in any position assigned to them. Students should refrain from participating in any activities that could cause them to become physically unable to perform the essential duties of their employment.
    This Work/Study Scholarship requires students to work 19 hours when school is in session, and 40 hours during breaks/summers.
    Accommodations based on disability are given. Documentation of disability is required to find the best fit for students.
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    Housing
    The Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program requires students to be in on-campus housing each semester. They are required to abide by the housing rules. Housing contracts are determined by the housing department. Please visit the Housing website to review housing eligibility and criteria.
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    Travel
    All travel requests must first be approved by the Scholarships Coordinator BEFORE tickets are purchased. In order for students to receive approval to travel they will need to meet 5 criteria:

    1. Must be enrolled for 2 consecutive semesters before they can request to travel (can only be approved for two travel requests, each for up to 14 days)
    2. Must get approval signature from their employment supervisor
    3. Must be current with their BYU-Hawaii financial student account
    4. Must be in good academic standing
    5. Travel must not interfere with scheduled classes. After approval has been received from the Hukilau Program committee, students are responsible for their own travel costs.

    Notes:
    • Any travel request for more than 14 days will need to be approved via an appeal process
    • Housing fees (up to 14 days) will be covered for the first pleasure vacation/travel; any travel thereafter will place the responsibility on the student to pay for the mentioned housing fees, determined on the following daily rates: $20 for single students, $23 for married students
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    Vehicles
    Students are not allowed to own a vehicle. Insurance, gasoline, repairs, liability, and legal requirements of owning a vehicle are costly, therefore, it is recommended that Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program students do not drive. We understand, however, that in some cases students will need to have the ability to drive. In order for students to drive any motorized vehicle, the student must: -Verify that he/she is legally able to drive in the U.S. (e.g. driver’s license). -Verify that the vehicle is legally registered and insured.
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    Volunteer
    Students on the Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program are required to provide service hours each semester (Fall/Winter 14 hours, Spring 9 hours). Students must work with the BYU–Hawaii Service Center to identify service opportunities. Not meeting this requirement will jeopardize aid from the program.
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    Returnability
    Participation in the Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program allows students to fulfill BYU-Hawaii’s mission and prophetic vision and provides a foundation for a lifetime of learning. The program assists young men and young women in developing character and integrity so they can provide leadership in all aspects of their lives. It also provides a significant group of faithful and committed church leaders who will assist in building the Kingdom of God.
    Hukilau graduates will commit to return to their home communities and provide leadership in the church, civic and social affiliations, and their families.
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    Checklist
    Participation in the Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program allows students to fulfill BYU-Hawaii’s mission and prophetic vision and provides a foundation for a lifetime of learning. The program assists young men and young women in developing character and integrity so they can provide leadership in all aspects of their lives. It also provides a significant group of faithful and committed church leaders who will assist in building the Kingdom of God.
    Hukilau graduates will commit to return to their home communities and provide leadership in the church, civic and social affiliations, and their families.
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    Strike System
    Students will receive a strike for each infraction (contingent on the severity of the infraction) of the above terms and conditions as follow:
    • First infraction, a verbal warning
    • Second infraction, written warning, and Family Contribution is doubled
    • Third infraction, a written statement of the student being no longer eligible for the Hukilau program