[§304A-3304] Program administration. (a) The University of Hawaii shall monitor and verify a student's fulfillment of all requirements for a scholarship grant under this program.
(b) The University of Hawaii may enter into a contract with a private or public entity to administer the program.
(c) The University of Hawaii shall enforce repayment of all scholarship grants if a student does not comply with the requirements of the scholarship grant. Enforcement shall include the use of all lawful collection procedures, including private collection agencies.
(d) Scholarship grants received by a student under the program shall not be considered taxable income under chapter 235.
(e) Scholarship grants received by a student under the program shall not be considered financial assistance or appropriations to the approved educational institution.
(f) Any person who knowingly or intentionally procures, obtains, or aids another to procure or obtain a scholarship grant under the program through fraudulent means shall be disqualified from participation in the program and shall be liable to the University of Hawaii for an amount equal to three times the amount obtained. [L 2006, c 75, pt of §2]