Financial assistance is available for students who meet certain qualifications. Those qualifications vary between programs, and we encourage you to set up an appointment to speak to a representative to discuss your eligibility. If you qualify, please contact us so that we can work directly with that agency to expedite your registration process.
Currently, there are two agencies that we have worked with that provide for Financial Assistance: Alu Like and MEO.
Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., also known as MEO, is located on 99 Mahalani Street in Kahului, behind the Cameron Center (click here for map). MEO provides for the needs of children and their families, the medically needy, the elderly and low-income individuals. One of the Federally funded programs that they oversee is the National Farmworkers Job Program (to get further information on the program click here).
Another, Financial Assistance program is the Employment Core Services for Low Income Persons (ECS-LIP) program that provides assistance for unemployed and underemployed low-income individuals to obtain a job. Eligibility is determined based on income, program requirements, and availability of funding. Assistance may include financial help for vocational training necessary if it leads to an employment. Call to Inquire for Employment Core Program at MEO, Inc. Community Services at 808.249.2970.
Alu Like is located at 1977 Kaohu Street, Wailuku, across from Iao School (click here for map). Alu Like is a nonprofit organization for Native Hawaiians that has been dedicated to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency for over 30 years. One of the financial assistance programs that they provide is the Federal Workforce Investment Act, also known as WIA. The program provides Financial Assistance through Statewide and Local Workforce Investment systems such as Alu Like. In addition to people of Hawaiian Ancestry, American Indian or Alaska Natives are also eligible. To obtain further information about this program click here. The contact person to schedule your appointment with is Virginia Nary, also known as "Gin" (808.281.5204). She will review your application and determine if you qualify for the WIA program or any other programs that they may have available.
In addition, Goodwill Hawaii houses an Immigrant Resource Center that has an excellent program called, Employment Core Services for Immigrants (ECSFI). If you meet their eligibility requirements and complete their free classes, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Please contact Luke Bobo (808.442.8989) for further information.