Application Process

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Status of Funding Programs:

  • FALL 2020 – Accepting applications for currently registered students
  • WINTER 2020 – 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 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:

  • 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

Download and 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 or adding a digital signature, try opening the document in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
  • 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  (Note: If the “Submit” button on the form doesn’t work, just attach your completed files to an email.)  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 November 20, 2020