United Way Benefits Hub Everday Financial Tools

About Us

Welcome to the Benefits Hub! Are you balancing a combination of school, work, and life? Are you working hard, but still having a difficult time keeping up with bills and the rising cost of living? United Way of King County’s Benefits Hub will help you get by, get ahead, and stay ahead so that you can achieve your college and career goals.

Online Appointments

Schedule an appointment today with one of our Benefits Hub Coaches. Students can choose between a virtual meeting or phone appointment. If you would like to schedule a phone appointment, please specify this in the comments section of your appointment. In person drop-in meetings are available Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in U217.

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Services Offered

Housing Support

Access funds, navigate emergency housing and receive other supports like rent assistance for back rent and funds for move-in costs and mortgage payments.

Rent Assistance


  • Enrolled in six credits or degree seeking program
  • Behind on rent, mortgage or have located a new place to live
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Make an appointment with us to apply

Note: Students are required to check with Benefits Hub Coach for a housing grant.

Food Access

Local Food Banks

Renewal Food Bank is a “shopping style” food bank where visitors can select their own items. Renewal Food Bank is Three miles from campus, and is a 10-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride from campus. Current operating hours are on their website.

Hopelink Bellevue is Three miles from campus, and a 10-minute car ride or 15-minute bus ride from campus. Current operating hours are on their website.

Benefits Access

Financial Coaching

Build a personal savings and spending plan, understand credit, debt management and explore banking. A financial counselor referral for an online appointment is available for students interested in a financial coaching appointment.

Paying For College

Apply for and understand FAFSA/WASFA, scholarships, and other funding resources.

Emergency Aid

Student Emergency Assistance Funds

The Student Emergency Assistance Funds pulls from two grants. The Student Emergency Assistance Grant (SEAG) is an emergency aid program to assist students experiencing unforeseen emergencies or situations that affect their ability to attend classes; and the Supporting Student Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH). Contact seag@bellevuecollege.edu for questions and concerns.

Edquity App

Edquity Closed for Winter Quarter 2023

In need of financial support? Get the Edquity app today on your iPhone or Android, and follow Edquity on Twitter to learn more. Every year, too many college students drop out because they can’t cover a financial emergency of $500 or less. To help, the Benefits Hub is awarding one-time emergency grants using the  Edquity app — a new service that helps colleges manage their emergency aid programs, and helps students like you apply for and receive grants in less than 48 hours. You can make an appointment with a BH coach to walk you through it.

Free Tax Help

CLOSED Till Next Tax Season 2023

Get Free help from a tax professional in person, online or file yourself for free, Visit the United Way of King County Tax Help for updated information

The Benefits Hub Workshops

No Benefits Hub Workshops at this time.

Benefits Hub Coach Contact and Appointment Information:

Indu Sareen

206-649-8124 Ext. 11
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Samuel Mixon

206-649-8124 Ext. 13
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Elisabeth Kole

206-649-8124 Ext 10
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