Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) 


Savena Garrett

Shoreline Community College

5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101

16101 Greenwood Ave. N

Shoreline, WA 98133


Phone: 206-546-6967 or -5882

Apply for Summer Quarter funding no later than June 8, 2015.

  1. Determine your eligibility by reviewing the chart below.
  2. Email Savena Garrett to say you'd like to apply
  3. You will receive 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.


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


  • 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 

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

















  For each additional
  person, add





How to Apply

If you would like to apply to the BFET program or if you have questions, please contact our program at (206) 546-6967 or Application deadlines and funding availability vary by quarter.



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.