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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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am-4pm in U218.

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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: May provide up to four months of back pay for your rent or mortgage

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in 6 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

Ongoing Food Delivery

In partnership with DoorDash, get a grocery bag of free food delivered weekly to your doorstep through United Way’s Grocery Home Delivery program. Delivery through DoorDash ensures clean, contact-free delivery to you and your family, please fill out the Interest Form

Local Food Banks

Renewal Food Bank is a “shopping style” food bank where visitors can select their own items. Renewal Food Bank is 3 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 3 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 on-line 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 Grant Program

The Student Emergency Assistance Grant is closed for Spring Quarter.
The Student Emergency Assistance Grant (SEAG) is an emergency aid program to assist students experiencing unforeseen emergencies or situations that affect the their ability to attend classes. Contact seag@bellevuecollege.edu for questions and concerns.

Edquity App

The Edquity App is closed for Spring Quarter. 

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

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

The Benefits Hub Workshops cover a lot of different topics including taxes, saving plans and maximizing income with cash flow. The Benefits Hub Workshops meet the requirement for the Matched Saving Program.  

Dates and Times for Upcoming Workshops

Benefits Hub Coach Contact and Appointment Information:

Jomaica Alfiler

206-649-8124 Ext. 12
jomaica.alfiler@bellevuecollege.edu
Appointment Link

Elisabeth Kole

206-649-8124 Ext. 10
e.kole@bellevuecollege.edu
Appointment Link

Samuel Mixon

206-649-8124 Ext. 13
samuel.mixon@bellevuecollege.edu 
Appointment Link

Mahuampy Natera

206-649-8124 Ext. 11
mahuampy.natera@bellevuecollege.edu
Appointment Link


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