FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Please see the listing below to determine if you qualify for any existing financial assistance. 

Lifetime Learning Credit

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.

Learn more at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Website:
​https://www.irs.gov/individuals/llc

Employment Training Fund

For eligible employers that are interested in utilizing ETF funding for their employees, please check out Department of Labor & Industrial Relations' Workforce Development Division (DLIR-WDD) website at:
http://labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf/

Unemployed, Laid Off, or Underemployed?

If you meet any of these three categories you may be eligible for employment services, education, and training tuition assistance through the Oahu Workforce Investment Board. For information and eligibility requirements, contact the Oahu WorkLinks office nearest you. Go to: http://www.owib.org

For a list of training courses:
http://www.dlir.state.hi.us/labor/etp/programs.cfm

Dillingham Plaza
1505 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 110
Honolulu, HI 96817
768-5700

Princess Ruth Keelikolani Building
830 Punchbowl, room 112
586-8700

Waipahu Civic Center
94-275 Mokuola Street, Suite 300
Waipahu, HI 96797
675-0010

Wai‘anae Neighborhood Center
85-670 Farrington Hwy. Room 6
768-5800

Atrium Building in Kane‘ohe
46-005 Kawa Street, Ste. 205
233-3700
586-8700 (Thursday–Friday)

Military - TA

Active duty military personnel may be eligible for Tuition Assistance, depending on the branch of the military and the courses you select. Check with your Education Office on base for information.
If you would like to be listed as a resource on this list please contact us at 455-0477, or ocewd@hawaii.edu