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Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available through the following sources.

Preschool Open Doors

The Department of Human Services is expanding the Preschool Open Doors program to eligible 3-year-olds and helping families better afford preschool for the 2025-2026 school year with increased gross income eligibility limits.

First-come, first-serve open application period beginning July 1st*

Applications are being accepted for children born August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2021 for program participation July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.  Preschool Open Doors (POD) provides monthly preschool tuition subsidies to qualified families.

Return completed applications to PATCH Preschool Open Doors 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite 218 Honolulu, HI  96817

Download an application at or apply online at 

CONTACT: Call 808-791-2130 on Oahu, or email 

Child Care Aware of America for Military and DOD Families

Child Care Aware of America serves more 10,000 children every year.  The program offers financial fee assistance to families who do not have access to an on-base childcare provider.  To see if you are eligible through your military branch of service visit: 

Child Care Connection Hawaii

Provides subsidies for qualifying families to assist with Before and After School childcare for students in Preschool to Eighth Grade.

To apply online:  Child Care Connection Hawaii 

Augustine Educational Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program (AEF)

AEF is accepting applications for students entering Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade for the 2024-2025 school year.

You must complete the online FACTS Financial Application and submit all required documentation. A $40.00 application fee is assessed.  For more information visit:

Deadlines & Dates

Application Window

The application window is from December 31, 2023 – March 1, 2024

Notification Window

April 23 – April 28, 2024

Applicants will be notified via email. 

AEF FAQ and Deadlines

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St. Anthony Church and School Scholarship

Limited financial aid is available through the St. Anthony Church and School Scholarship for students entering Preschool through 8th grade. To apply for the St. Anthony Church and School Scholarship you must complete the following:

  1. Complete the online FACTS Application
  2. Complete and submit the St. Anthony Church and School Application

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 7, 2025.

St. Anthony Church and School Scholarship Application

Kamehameha Schools Financial Aid:

Kamehameha Schools (KSBE) also provides financial assistance to students of Hawaiian ancestry.  The Pauahi Keiki Scholarship is for students in Preschool.  The Kipona Scholarship is for children entering 6th and 9th grade.  To apply, you must be a resident of the State of Hawaii (Have resided in Hawaii for the past 12 months).

Click on the scholarship links below for the 2024-2025 School Year application.

  • Kamehameha Pauahi Keiki Scholars
      Early Learning:  For Preschool children 3 years and older (must be born in 2019, 2020, or 2021).

         Application window: August 15, 2023 – November 30, 2023

  • Kamehameha Kipona : Entry grade points are Grades 6 and 9.
    • Applications will be processed by FACTS.
    • Applications are accepted from August 15, 2023  
    • The application deadline for new students is December 1, 2023  
    • The application deadline for returning students is December 1, 2023
  • Alu Like Scholarship Summer School Financial Aid

The Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP) collaborates with ALU LIKE, Inc. & Kamehameha Schools Kaiāulu. This competitive program provides summer school funding assistance to qualified students in grades K – 12. Scholarships are available for students attending Summer School at both D.O.E. and private* schools statewide excluding all Kamehameha School Campuses.  For more information, contact Alu Like, Inc. directly.