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Welcome to the HINET program.


College and Workforce Training Funding and Support

Hawaiʻi Community College in partnership with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a program to deliver assistance and support for college and workforce training. The SNAP Employment and Training program is a federally funded program that is 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 Hawaiʻi Community College it is called HINET Ho‘ola Ike (gift of knowledge) program.

Are You Eligible? 

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

Students who qualify for the HINET Program may be eligible to receive:

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

How To Apply

Interested? Please complete this HINET Application and email to
You can also pick up a paper copy at the Counseling Office in Bldg. 379-5A


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Craig Mitchell
HINET Program Coordinator

Tel (808) 934-2689
Fax (808) 934-2721