First off, congrats to all those accepted and is going to attend UHH CoP, and for those waiting, don't give up hope yet.
About the vog, you can barely feel or smell anything in Hawaii unless you are up hiking the volcanoes. It's really nothing to worry. I have seasonal allergies in CA and don't feel a thing in HI. When i come back to CA for the summer, my allergies are back.
HI does rain almost everyday but mostly at night. It rains sometimes during the day but depends on the season (mostly winter).
I have a Bachelor going into pharm school. From what i've learned there are no grants for professional programs, its pretty much all loans and scholarships when you apply. So if you get grants from a school then you are lucky. Whether or not you have a BS yet going in, you most likely will not get any grants from the school. I've also offered 57K for my 2nd year but i really didn't accept it all, i actually had some extra from the last time. If you guys are not sure how much loans to get, you can accept them all for the first year and then lessen for the next year.
I've actually been busy and haven't been here much, but you guys are doing a great job here with the information gathering and supporting each other regarding acceptance and application process. If there are any more questions, feel free to ask and i will try to answer. Good luck everyone, see you all in August!!
University of Hawaii at Hilo
College of Pharmacy- Class of 2015