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 the Workforce Education Online Information Session

  1. Download the following documents so you can go 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
  2. “Attend” the Online Information Session. Please do not skip this, as it covers important information and will answer frequently asked questions.
    • Download the 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.
    • Transcript available for download (Word document): Transcript – WE Online Info Session

Step 3: Submit the Documents

  1. 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.
  2. Submit both forms via scan/email to

Step 4: Initial Intake Appointment

  1. 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.
  2. Have the necessary documents ready (see “What to Bring for Initial Interview” 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 May 27, 2020