Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (Agencies, Grants, Loans)

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Tuition Assistance

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:
American Job Center Hawaii 
A one-stop resource center that provides Hawaii residents career counseling, HireNet Hawaii support, skills training and job search assistance. Additional service are available to those who qualify.

Dillingham Plaza
1505 Dillingham Blvd., Suite 110
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 768-5701


A personalized one-one-one employment counseling service, job readiness training, tuition assistance for vocational school, and job placement to unemployed and underemployed individuals throughout the island of O‘ahu.

Tuition Assistance for Vocational School and GED Assistance
Participants can receive tuition assistance for GED/ESL classes and a range of vocational courses.
For more information:

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:

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.

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.

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