United Way Benefits Hub Everday Financial Tools

About Us

Welcome to the Benefits Hub! Everyday financial tools.

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.

We’ll work with you to “get by” by connecting you with emergency assistance and important income supports to mitigate whatever crisis you’re facing today. Let’s tackle it one step at a time so you can focus on other priorities.

Once you’ve achieved stability, we’ll help you “get ahead” by creating and building savings. Finally, we’ll make sure you “stay ahead” by talking through ways to improve your credit score and build a plan with you to build assets and ultimately reach your financial goals.


Online Appointments

Schedule an online appointment today with one of our Financial Coaches using the Zoom online meeting platform or phone appointment opportunities are available for students at Bellevue College. If you would like to schedule a phone appointment, please specify in special instructions when making an appointment.

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Services Offered

Benefits Hub Coach

A Benefits Hub provides the following services:


The Edquity app is a one-stop-shop to find funding and resources when experiencing financial crisis. Download the Edquity app on yourIphone or Andriod device to:

      • Apply for emergency grant funding in under 15 minutes
      • Discover resources available on and off campus, such as access to food and healthcare
      • Create a personalized financial plan

Alternatively, you can click this link to apply online: https://app.edquity.co/

Financial Coaching:

Build a personal savings and spending plan, understand credit, debt management and explore banking. A financial counselor referral for an on-line appointment is available for students interested in a Financial Counseling appointment.

Paying For College:

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

Housing Support:

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

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

         Benefits Access

1 Sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and/or Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutritional program

2. Transportation Resources: sign up for ORCA LIFT, a program for discounted public transit

3. Utilities Assistance: get help paying for your utility bill

4. Healthcare Application Assistance

Benefits Hub Coach Contact Information:

Office Number: 971-278-1487‬

Mahuampy Natera


Elisabeth Kole


Tax Site CLOSED for the Season Due to Covid-19

The Benefits Hub Scan-and-Go Tax Site at Bellevue College has closed for the season.

If you have already dropped off your tax documents and need to pick up your return information please contact freetax@uwkc.org.

 The Student Safety Net:(Apply Online Only)

    • Are you a BC student that needs short term emergency food assistance?
    • Are you facing an unforeseen financial crisis?
    • Qualified for the CAREs Act

The Student Safety Net may be able to help with food gift card

                   Please contact  Student Central  if you need help with applying for The Safety Net Grant.

 Workshops and Information Sessions

Join us for virtual workshops and information sessions to learn more about financial resources available on campus!

“Ask An Expert”: Q&A with American Financial Solutions December 2nd 2020 at 2PM

Do you have questions about how to build credit, or what it means to consolidate your student loans? Do you have any questions about finances that are too complicated to Google?

Ask an expert is for you.

Benefits Hub is partnering with American Financial Solutions (AFS) to host a student-centered virtual event where you can learn about building credit, loan management, and ask any questions you may have about your finances.

If you’ve ever wanted to understand the complicated jargon that surrounds credit and loan management, join us on December 2nd at 2PM via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84653817727?pwd=c0p2bEpIeFk0bW5CYnJ4dGlhTU94UT09




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