Benefits Hub

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.

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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?

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-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in U217.

Location & Contact Info


  • The Benefits Hub & Brutus Food Pantry is in U-Building, U217.

Contact Info:

Website Managed By: Elisabeth Kole

Service Hours

Brutus Food Pantry:

  • Monday-Wednesday
  • 9 to10 a.m.
  • noon to 2 p.m.
  • 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • noon to 2p.m.
  • Closed Friday

Benefits Hub:

  • Monday-Thursday 8 a.m to 5 p.m
  • Friday virtual appointments

Services Offered

Housing Support

Access funds for mortgage payments, navigate emergency housing for unhoused students may be able to receive funds for move-in costs.

Move-in 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 move-in grants.

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 for questions and concerns. Funds for the 22–23 school year have been exhausted. Please check back for updates.

Edquity App

Edquity Closed for Spring Quarter 2023

In need of financial support? Get the Edquity app today on your iPhone or Android. 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

Other Services Available to Help You

BC has a multitude of ways to help you not just get by but thrive. Check out these other options.

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

Samuel Mixon

206-649-8124 Ext. 13

Elisabeth Kole

206-649-8124 Ext 10

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