employment readiness opportunities
Support for students receiving federal Food Benefits from DSHS
- Receiving Federally Issued Basic Food benefits
- Not receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant, and
- Enrolled in BFET approved program at EdCC
BFET Approved Programs Include:
- General Education Development (GED®) for students over the age of 21
- HS21+ is a high school completion program for students over age 21
- English as a Second Language (ABE/ESL) classes
- Solid Foundation and Life Skills classes
- Vocational training — see the list of eligible certificates and ATA programs.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions or call 425.640.1727.
BFET has drop-in hours on most
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Gateway Hall 106 and Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. in Mountlake Terrace Hall 130.
You can speak to a BFET Program Specialist, no appointment necessary, first come-first served.
This time is available to new students and existing BFET students.
Apply for Basic Food Benefits:
Call 1.877.501.2233 or visit WashingtonConnection Online
Financial Aid and Other Information
Grants: Federal Pell Grant and State Need Grant
Most students will qualify for two types of grants (which do not have to be paid back): the Federal Pell Grant and the State Needs Grant. Students who receive food benefits typically qualify for both grants. Low-interest subsidized student loans are also offered to offset a student’s basic needs, such as rent. Loans are part of the federal financial aid package, but they have to be paid back.
Federal Student Aid: Free Application for Federal Student Aid-FASFA
BFET provides students with tuition and book support as they complete the financial aid process.
To apply for BFET, call 425.640.1727 or follow the application steps.
All important information from the college, including BFET, will be sent via your EdMail account.