Apply to Workforce Education

Status of Funding Programs:

Fall 2023: Accepting applications for students currently enrolled in classes. Fall quarter began Sept. 18.

Winter 2024: Accepting applications. Winter quarter begins Jan. 2.

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? [PDF] flyer, take a survey at, or learn about a specific program’s eligibility guidelines at the links below:

Step 2: Learn about our services

Watch the video below of our recorded information session. Please do not skip this, as it covers important information and answers frequently asked questions. 

After watching the video, if you still have questions, contact us using any of these options:

Live Zoom drop-in session, held on Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Join Zoom Meeting

In-Person: Workforce Education office, room U-212
Phone: (425) 564-4054

Step 3: Submit forms

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

  • 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 [PDF] or video tutorial.)
  • TIP #2: On the Eligibility Application, leave the Social Security Number field blank.

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. Intake appointments may be in-person or virtual (Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

Read about how to prepare for the appointment. Depending on your funding program, supporting documentation may be required to confirm your eligibility.

If you don’t qualify or we need more information to determine your status, we will contact you to follow up.

Last Updated November 20, 2023