Apply to Workforce Education

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Status of Funding Programs:

Summer 2022: Accepting applications. Summer quarter begins July 5th. We cannot guarantee applications received now will be processed before the quarter starts.

Fall 2022: Accepting applications. Fall quarter begins September 19th.

Step 1: Review ways to qualify

Workforce Education provides services to low-income or unemployed people 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 might qualify, review our “Do I Qualify for Workforce Education?” flyer, take a brief survey at, or learn about a specific program and its eligibility guidelines at the links below:

If you have questions, please contact us:

In-Person: Workforce Education Office, Room U-212
Phone: (425) 564-4054

Step 2: Attend an online information session

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


Step 3: Submit 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. (Need help filling and signing the forms? View a tip sheet or video tutorial.)
  • TIP #2: On the Eligibility Application, leave the Social Security Number field blank for now.

You can complete and sign the forms electronically, or print and scan them.

Submit BOTH forms to If the “Submit” button on the forms doesn’t work, attach your completed files to an email or upload them using our Upload Documents page. If you have any problems completing or sending the forms, please contact us for help.

Step 4: Meet with an advisor

If we determine that you qualify, we will contact you to schedule an intake appointment with a Workforce Education advisor. Options for appointments include phone, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or in-person.

If we determine that you do not qualify, we will still contact you to follow up about your status.

Last Updated July 5, 2022