If you receive federal Basic Food benefits, the BFET program may help you gain in-demand skills, earn a credential, and find employment.
- Potential funding for school-related expenses, including:
- course fees
- required textbooks
- Education planning to help you efficiently complete your program of study
- Advising to address barriers to academic or personal success
- Help navigating college processes and services
- Referrals to college and community resources
- Verification of school schedule for students receiving the Working Connections Child Care subsidy
You may qualify for the BFET program if:
- You are interested in an approved degree or certificate program.
- You are committed to finding employment after the completion of your training program. BFET students must have an employment goal.
- You have lived in Washington state for the past 12 months and/or qualify for resident tuition rates. (Nonresident students may still qualify for partial tuition funding and other services.)
- You are not receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS. (Students receiving TANF may qualify for the WorkFirst program instead.)
- You are receiving federal Basic Food assistance (food stamps) from DSHS. If you meet the income guidelines below but are not receiving food assistance, you can apply online at washingtonconnection.org:
Income Guidelines (2022)
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To find out if you qualify for Basic Food assistance, you can apply online at WashingtonConnection.org.
If you’ve previously applied and been denied due to being a college student and not meeting the work requirement, please contact Workforce Education at 425-564-4054. BFET may be able to provide a referral to DSHS to help you qualify for Basic Food.
How do I get more information?
Attend a Workforce Education Information Session. You can register for a Zoom info session, held Tuesdays at 2:30pm, or download the info session PowerPoint to review on your own time.
Last Updated June 16, 2022