Application Process

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Status of Funding Programs:

Fall Quarter 2021 (begins September 27th): Accepting applications.

Please note that at this time, Workforce Education cannot guarantee new applications will be processed before Fall Quarter begins; applications may be deferred to Winter Quarter 2022.

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 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 (U-212)
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:


Whichever option you choose, we recommend downloading the following files 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 Forms

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

  • TIP #1: Download the forms and save to your computer. Then open the documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Here is a tip sheet.
  • 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 to If the “Submit” button on the form doesn’t work, you can attach your completed files to an email or upload them using our Upload Documents page. If you have trouble completing the forms, please contact us so we can help you problem-solve.

Step 4: Initial Intake Appointment with Advisor

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.

Last Updated September 16, 2021