What brings you to college? Whatever the reason, the key is taking the first step. Talk story with counselors who can answer all your questions about the Ho‘olei Tuition Award, applying for college, deadlines, and more. Plus, they will give you tips that will make your transition from high school to college smooth. Everything you need to Make. It. Work.

Ho‘olei Tuition Award

What is it? A full-tuition award covering the cost of attendance for your first year at Windward CC starting in Fall 2022. That means saving up to $3,144 on tuition for the first year! It is not a loan and does not need to be paid back. Bonus!

Am I eligible? Yes! If you are:

  • Windward area public and charter high school 2022 graduate
  • Attending Windward Community College in Fall 2022 with any amount of credits (FYI, the more credits you take in your first year, the more tuition will be paid, and the faster you get to graduation day! 12 credits = full time, four classes is typically a full-time schedule)

How do I apply?

  • Be sure to apply to Windward Community College using the Kama‘āina Application
  • Fill out the Ho‘olei Tuition Award application (click on button below)

In addition to the Ho‘olei award, Windward CC offers on- and off-campus jobs. For more information, view this news release or email us with any questions at hoolei@hawaii.edu. We will be happy to get you started.