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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United Way Benefits Hub - Everyday 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?

Schedule an appointment today with one of our Benefits Hub Coaches. Students can choose between a virtual meeting or a 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 Monday’s-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in U217.

Location & Contact Info

Location:

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

Contact Info:

Website Manager: 

Ranulfo Molina and Zion Gemechu

Service Hours

Brutus Food Pantry & Benefits Hub

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note: Check our Instagram for any closures and food restocks. If you ever need more food resources, please visit our community resource page below or set up a meeting with a coach.

On occasion, we can be briefly closed when restocking or not fully staffed.

Benefits Hub Services

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

Move-in Assistance

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Bellevue College Food Pantry

Visit the Food Pantry page

The Brutus’ Food Pantry at Bellevue College plays a pivotal role in creating a healthy and inclusive college community. It not only reduces hunger on campus without judgment or stigma but also serves as a vital resource hub, connecting students to a variety of short- and long-term food options and essential resources. We aim to share our food resources equitably for all students so we have a point system in place.

Please bring your Student ID.

SYSTEM:

Students can visit once a week. 10 points per student

Some items may be more than one point and have dots.

RED DOT: 1 item per student.

BLUE DOT: Up to 3 snacks per student. 1 point each.

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.

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 Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH). Contact studentemergencyaid@bellevuecollege.edu for questions and concerns. 

Funds for Spring Quarter are exhausted. All applications submitted will be denied and responded with resources.

BEAM

Students must book an appointment with a coach to apply.

 BEAM is our internal office emergency funding available for enrolled Bellevue College students in 6 credits or more or in a degree/credential-seeking program to be eligible to receive the grant. Each approved student will also be prompted to provide w-9 information during the claiming fund’s process for tax purposes. This is important for any students that are accidentally approved for more than one award during the year as it would then be considered taxable income. These funds are NOT intended to pay for tuition, fees, or rent. Award limits are $599.00.

Funds for Spring Quarter are exhausted. Please check back Summer Quarter.

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

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.


The Benefits Hub Workshops

Workshops Series- All on Zoom

5/29 at 6:00PM – Student Workshop | Keys to Borrowing

6/12 at 6:00PM– Student Workshop | Protecting your Identity

Click Book an appointment now on the top of the page and scroll to the bottom where it states workshops & webinars to register

Benefits Hub Coach Contact and Appointment Information:

Jules Quinn

206-649-8124, ext. 13
jules.quinn@bellevuecollege.edu

Brennan Costello

206-649-8124, ext. 12 brennan.costello@bellevuecolle

Aaron Zhen

206-649-8124, ext. 14
yingchong.zhen@bellevuecollege.edu

Ranulfo Molina

425-564-2385
ranulfo.molina@bellevuecollege.edu

Zion Gemechu

425-564-2217
zion.gemechu@bellevuecollege.edu


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