Basic Food, Employment & Training (BFET)

The Basic Food, Employment & Training (BFET) program provides funding assistance with education, work training, and related support services at Seattle Central College to eligible individuals currently receiving (SNAP) DSHS federally issued Basic Food Benefits.

BFET services may include:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Required textbooks and supplies for classes
  • Transportation (such as bus pass)
  • Educational planning and advising

Do I qualify?

Student eligibility requirements to receive BFET assistance are as follows:

  • Must currently be receiving federally issued DSHS Basic Food Assistance (SNAP).
  • Cannot be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance from DSHS.
  • Must be enrolled in an approved professional/technical program (Certificate, AAS or AAS-T) - or pursuing required pre-requisites for a prof/tech program including math/English developmental classes, or pursuing A.S or A.B transfer program (A.A programs are not eligible), or Basic Studies classes (ABE/ESL/GED/HS+).
  • Must apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).

How to Get Started

Apply for BFET assistance by taking a brief survey at and completing an application. For questions please call our office at 206.934.3854 or email at

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