Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) 

If you meet the eligibility requirements below contact Rob Light.

You will receive your next steps via email. 

The BFET program provides assistance with training costs at Shoreline Community College to eligible individuals currently receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance (Federal). 

  • Currently receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance* (Federal)
  • Not receiving DSHS TANF cash assistance (see WorkFirst program)
  • Enrolled in a Professional/Technical program or in an ESL, ABE or GED program (Transfer Degree programs are not eligible)
  • Must be a resident of the state of Washington as determined by the college
  • Must be physically and mentally able to work at least 20 hours per week or will be able to do so within the next one year 
 Types of Assistance
  • Tuition and fees
  • Textbooks and required class supplies
  • Transportation (bus pass or parking permit)
  • Testing fees
  • Priority registration for classes
  • Some students may qualify for childcare assistance from DSHS while enrolled as a student in the BFET program

If you are not currently receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance (formerly known as food stamps) and would like to apply for these benefits, please visit the DSHS website. Eligibility for DSHS Basic Food Assistance generally follows the income guidelines listed below:

  Persons in
  Family or Household
Monthly Income
1 $1,980
2 $2,670
3 $3,360
4 $4,050
5 $4,740
6 $5,430
7 $6,122
8 $6,815
For each additional  person, add $693


Additional Information

BFET funding can only cover "unmet need." Students receiving grants and/or Work Study funds through Federal/State Financial Aid (FAFSA) will not receive funding through the BFET program if their financial need has been met. BFET students are required to apply for Federal/State Financial Aid prior to their second quarter in the BFET program. For more information on how to apply for Federal/State Financial Aid, please visit Shoreline Community College's Financial Aid Office in Room 5200.


Contact Us

Rob Light
5000 (FOSS) Building
Room 5101
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.