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United Way Benefits Hub Everday Financial Tools

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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.

Appointments

Schedule an appointment today with one of our financial coaches, stop by Workforce Education (B-131), or sign up for an upcoming workshop to learn more about the opportunities available here 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

Limited services are offered during summer quarter. fall quarter hours to be announced in September 2019. Please contact Benefits Hub Coordinators if you have any questions.

Benefits Hub Coach

Benefits Hub coach can provide the following services:

Financial Coaching:

Build personal savings and spending plan, understand credit, debt management and explore banking. A financial counselor is here in B131 for an in-person appointment every Monday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Paying For College:

Apply for and understand FAFSA/WASFA, scholarships, and other funding resources. This service is not available for summer quarter. Fall hours will be announced in October.

Housing Support:

Access funds, navigate emergency housing and receive other supports like rent and utility assistance. This service is not available for summer quarter. Fall hours will be announced in October.

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

Benefits Access Specialist

Benefits Access Specialist from WithinReach are here in Bellevue College to help students connect with different resources listed below:

1 SNAP benefits, EBT/Basic Food application assistance

2 Health-Care Enrollment

3 ORCA LIFT application assistance

4 Child Development, Parent Support, and Nutrition Resources

5 Utility assistance referral.

Contact Jamilah Fields at jamilahf@withinreachwa.org if you have any questions related to benefits access.

       The Student Safety Net:

    • Are you a BC student that needs short term emergency aid/assistance?
    • Are you facing an unforeseen financial crisis?

The Student Safety Net may be able to help with food, shelter, medical care or transportation issues, for more information contact:

      • Student Central in the B building, first-floor lobby, office hours are  Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm
      • For after-hours emergency’s contact Public Safety D171 or Call 425-564-2400

 Workshops and Information Sessions

Join us for workshops and information sessions to learn more about financial resources available on campus! Faculty and Staff, Would you like to have a Benefits Hub coach come to speak to your classes or at a department meeting? Reach out to one of our Program Coordinators, contact information can be found on the left side of this page to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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