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:
http://www.irs.gov/faqs/faq/0,,id=199793,00.html

Sallie Mae Continuing Education Loan

The Sallie Mae Continuing Education Loan is a private, credit-based loan that is specifically designed to provide financing for postsecondary students not seeking degrees and for part-time students seeking degrees.”

For more information click here.

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.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill

Good news for eligible veterans: Effective October 1, 2011, post-9/11 veterans may qualify for non-college degree (NCD) programs such as those offered by OCEWD This funding source pays for “actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees or $17,500, whichever is less.” There is also an allocation for books and supplies. Flight programs and correspondence training are also included.

We have seen several active duty individuals and veterans benefit from OCEWD training fully funded through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Particular programs are VA approved. Contact OCEWD at 808-455-0477 or ocewd@hawaii.edu for information and assistance.

For more information and how to apply for your benefits, click here.
If you would like to be listed as a resource on this list please contact us at 455-0477, or ocewd@hawaii.edu