HINET Ho‘ola ʻIke Program

College and Workforce Training, Funding, and Support

Leeward Community College in partnership with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services has created a new program to deliver assistance and support for college and workforce training. The SNAP Employment and Training program is a federally funded program designed to help remove barriers and provide students with access to education and skills training opportunities so they can earn a living wage and achieve financial independence. At Leeward Community College it is called HINET Ho‘ola ʻIke (gift of knowledge) program.

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Jo Ann Cagasan, Coordinator
Office: DH D 104


You are eligible if:

    • Currently receiving or eligible to receive SNAP through Dept. of Human Services (DHS)
    • Enrolled in a vocational, professional technical non-transfer degree or certificate program
    • Enrolled in Leeward Community College at a minimum of 6 credit hours (part-time) or in an approved non-credit workforce training program
    • Not receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

You must also meet the following income guidelines:

    • Household size of 1 should not exceed 200% monthly gross income of $2,448
    • Household size of 2 should not exceed 200% monthly gross income of $3,306
    • Household size of 3 should not exceed 200% monthly gross income of $4,164
    • Household size of 4 should not exceed 200% monthly gross income of $5,022

HINET Support Services

If you qualify for the HINET Program, you may be eligible to receive:

    • Tuition assistance
    • Assistance with books and mandatory fees (pending the availability of funds)
    • Service Learning
    • Workforce Training
    • Educational Advising
    • Academic Coaching and Personal Support
    • Other support services

How to Apply

  1. Online using Quick Application Form
  2. Call the office at (808) 455-0563 to make an appointment.

If you are uncertain if you qualify, call (808) 455-0563 for more information

Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for your application to process before the start of the semester.

Recommended application date cutoff: To be posted