Financial Assistance for Workforce Education  

Our funding programs could help you pay for your education as you pursue any of our several Professional/Technical degrees and certificates. Read more about eligibility criteria and types of assistance below, then sign up for one of our Funding Orientations at to start your education path today.


Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program: Provides assistance with education costs (including childcare assistance from DSHS) to eligible students receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance.

Contact:          Savena Garrett  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101                  
  206-546-6967 or 206-546-5882  


Opportunity Grant Program: Provides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income students who are enrolled in one of the following programs: Automotive, Accounting, Business Technology, Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Education, Health Information & Informatics Management, Manufacturing, Nursing Assistant Certified, Office Technology, Phlebotomy and Visual Communications Technology.

Contact:          Kim Cambern  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6961 or 206-546-5882          


Worker Retraining Program: Assistance to eligible students who are collecting unemployment benefits or have exhausted them within the past 48 months, have received a lay-off notice, were formerly self-employed, are a displaced homemaker or a recently honorably discharged veteran.

Contact:           Fikru Diro  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6957 or 206-546-5882         


WorkFirst Program: Provides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income parents receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS.

Contact:          Fikru Diro  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6957 or 206-546-5882                  


Additional Sources of Financial Assistance

Many other types of financial assistance are available both on campus and off campus.  Follow the links to see if you might be eligible.