Tuition Assistance

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For Employers

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
The Employment Training Fund (ETF) is an excellent program that enables employers to upgrade their employees job skills.

Princess Ruth Keelikolani Bldg. (Downtown)
830 Punchbowl St., Room 329
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 586-8703

For more information go to: DLIR

For Students

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 services are available to those who qualify, including tuition assistance.

680 Iwilei., Suite 700
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 768-5701

For more information go to: AJCH
Honolulu Community Action Program
Nā Lima Hana – Employment Core Service Program
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.

For more information go to: HCAP

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

1132 Bishop Street, Suite 100
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 521-4531

For more information go to:  HCAP

Resources and Support Services

Alu Like: Hana Lima Scholarship
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.

2969 Mapunapuna Place, Suite 200,
Honolulu, HI 96819
Tel: (808) 535-6700

For more information go to : Alu Like
HINET: College and Workforce Training
Funding and Support Services
Tel: (808) 235-7320
This State of Hawai'i - DHS program delivers assistance and support for students who are qualified SNAP recipients enrolled in workforce courses.
For more information call (808) 235-7386 or go to:  HINET
Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
OHA provides funding for scholarships through its Higher Education Scholarship Programs.

560 Nimitz Hwy #200
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 594-1835

For more information go to: OHA scholarships