STARS Program

Seattle Central's STARS (Student Transitioning & Reaching Success) Program guides students who have been in a foster care program or are/were unaccompanied homeless youth (starting July 2019) by offering funding, career counseling, and referral resources to ensure students' holistic needs are being met.

STARS Services

  • Offer assistance on how to navigate places at Seattle Central (Financial Aid, TRiO, and Advising) and on how to negotiate various services and college processes
  • Create a support network of college faculty, staff, and students to help students succeed
  • Coordinate with other campus services
  • The Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH) Program attempts to address the basic needs support of students experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.
    Connections to housing support for former foster youth/unaccompanied minors who have aged out of financial support.
    • Supports available on a case-by-case basis are:
      • Monthly stipend for basic needs support including food and supplies
      • Eviction and/or move-in costs
      • Loaner computer
      • Stipend for emergency housing assistance
      • Book Assistance

Who is eligible for the STARS Program?

  • Former foster care youth, including eligible Running Start students who spent time in foster care
  • Passport to College
  • Students who were unaccompanied homeless youth (starting July 2019)

How to Apply for the STARS Program

For additional information or to register for the STARS Program, please go to Student Support building room BE3215, Email:

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