Application Process

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Current Status of Funding Programs:

  • For SPRING 2020: Workforce Education programs are accepting applications for currently registered students.
  • For SUMMER 2020: Workforce Education programs are accepting applications.

Step 1: Determine if Workforce Education might be a good option for you

Workforce Education provides services to low-income individuals and dislocated workers to help them achieve their academic and career goals. We provide funding for tuition, fees, and potentially other costs like books and transportation for eligible students in approved professional-technical programs of study.

To see if you pre-qualify for our services, you can review our “Do I Qualify for Workforce Education?” flyer; take a brief survey at; or learn more about a specific program and its eligibility criteria at the links below:

If you have questions, please contact us:

In-Person: Workforce Education Office (B-131)
Phone: (425) 564-4054

Step 2: Attend a Workforce Education Online Information Session

Attend an online information session. Please do not skip this, as it covers important information and will answer frequently asked questions.  There are two options:

  • Option #1: Register for a live Zoom information session.  Sessions are offered weekly on Tuesdays at 2:30pm. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.


  • Option #2: Download the online information session as a PowerPoint presentation.  To hear the recorded audio, click the Slide Show tab and then click From Beginning; or click the “speaker” symbol on each slide.  An audio transcript is available for download (Word document): Transcript – WE Online Info Session

Whichever option you choose, please download the following documents so you can follow along with the presentation: Workforce Ed. Funding; Approved Prof/Tech Program List; Financial Aid Information; BC Online Admissions Instruction; What to Bring for Initial Interview

Step 3: Submit the Documents

Fill out two formsWE Intake Eligibility Application and  WE Individual Employment Plan.

    • TIP #1: If you have trouble opening a fillable version of the PDF – in Adobe Acrobat, on the Tools menu, select Prepare Form; you should then be able to type your responses.
    • TIP #2: On the Eligibility Application, leave the Social Security Number field blank for now.

The forms may be completed and signed electronically, or printed and scanned.  Submit both forms via email to  If you have trouble completing the forms, please contact us so we can help you problem-solve.

Step 4: Initial Intake Appointment

Wait for a call from Workforce Education staff to set up an initial intake appointment; at this time, options for remote intakes include phone, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom.  Have the necessary documents ready (see “What to Bring for Initial Interview” linked under Step 2) when you “meet” with your Workforce Education adviser.

Step 5: Complete Survey

We would appreciate if you participate in a very short SURVEY.

Last Updated June 3, 2020