Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET)
The BFET Program
The BFET program provides funding assistance with education, work training, and related support services at Seattle Central Community College to eligible individuals currently receiving (or qualified to receive) DSHS Basic Food Assistance.
- Must currently be receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance (Federal).
- Cannot be receiving DSHS TANF cash assistance (see WorkFirst for more information about funding for education available to TANF recipients).
- Must be enrolled in a college-credit certificate program. Transfer Degree programs are not eligible. (click here to view listing of college-credit certificate programs at SCCC).
- Must apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). Click here for FAFSA application.
- Returning students must have met Satisfactory Academic Progress during the prior quarter by having earned a 2.0 GPA or higher and completed at least 50% of attempted credits (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis).
Click on the following link to find out if you qualify for Basic Food Assistance (formerly known as Food Stamps).
Click on the following link to apply for Basic Food.
Some of the services provided (as funding allotments allow) are:
- Tuition assistance
- Required textbooks and supplies for classes
- Transportation (bus passes)
- Free educational assessment testing
- Referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources
The first step to enrolling into the BFET Program is to attend an Education Planning Workshop. To sign up, please go to startnextquarter.org for pre-qualification, session dates, and campus location. If you encounter any problems signing up through startnextquarter.org, please call (206) 934-3854 for assistance. To prepare for the workshop, you may download documents below to complete, sign, and bring with you.
- Workforce Funding Application
- Workforce Education Funding Policy
- Data Share Consent Statement
- Download Application for Admissions
Forms for BFET
Monthly Progress Report
Click here to access the Monthly Progress Report.