Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (Agencies, Grants, Loans)

Man and woman with hard hats.
Employers: Receive up to 50%* off Professional Development Courses

Employment and Training Fund Program (ETF)

The State of Hawaii's Employment Training Fund Program (ETF) provides businesses with the opportunity to upgrade the skills of their workforce from entry-level to management. Funding is now available to eligible Hawai'i employers. Eligible employers may receive 50%, with a tuition cap of $250 per employee, per course.

View list of current ETF funded courses.Contact the program coordinator for more information.
Please allow 3 weeks for registration processing.

For more information about ETF funded courses:
tel: (808) 235-7433
email: wccocet@hawaii.edu

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Princess Ruth Keelikolani Bldg. (Downtown)
830 Punchbowl St., Room 329
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 586-8703
For more information:
http://labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf/
American Job Center Hawaii (formerly Oahu Worklinks - City & County of Honolulu)
A one-stop center that provides free employment training services to job seekers and assists employers to hire or train their employees.

Dillingham Plaza
1505 Dillingham Blvd., Suite 110
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 768-5701
http://www.honolulu.gov/dcs/workforce.html

Lifetime Learning Credit (LCC)
The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides for Lifetime Learning Credits for qualified tuition and related expenses for eligible individuals seeking to acquire or improve job skills.
For more information:
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/LLC

Resources and Support Services

HINET: College and Workforce Training
Funding and Support Services
Tel: (808) 235-7320
This State of Hawaii - DHS program delivers assistance and support for students who are qualified SNAP recipients enrolled in workforce courses.
http://hinethawaii.org/

Alu Like: Hana Lima Scholarship
Tel: 535-6700
The Hana Lima Scholarship Program (HLSP) provides financial assistance to students participating in a vocational or technical education program for occupations that can provide a “living wage.” This need-based scholarship is available to students in vocational programs that lead to a specific segment of employment.
https://www.alulike.org/hlsp/

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
Tel: 594-1835
OHA provides funding for scholarships through its Higher Education Scholarship Programs.
https://www.oha.org/scholarships