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Tacoma Community College » Costs & Aid » Types of Aid » Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

You may be eligible for the federal BFE&T program if you:

  • Are receiving or eligible to receive federal food assistance from DSHS
  • Are not receiving TANF cash assistance
  • Are in a career training program of study leading to a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree, or GED, ABE, EAP classes

Benefits for student may include:

  • Continued food assistance while in college/work requirement waived while enrolled
  • Childcare assistance through DSHS for time spent in college
  • Tuition assistance
  • Transportation assistance (funds are limited)
  • Basic needs resource referral
  • Career and academic advising

Your household can have income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and be eligible for Basic Food. Asset limits also don't apply to households with total monthly income under this limit.

Household SizeMonthly Income
1$1,945
2$2,621
3$3,298
4$3,975
5$4,651

For more information on the federal Basic Food program or to apply for food assistance, please visit www.foodhelp.wa.gov/basic_food.htm for Washington state residents.

Get Started

Next Steps

  • After you have registered for classes, complete a Workforce Education Application packet available at the Counseling & Advising counter in Bldg. 7.
  • After your application has been reviewed, if you are eligible for the BFE&T program you will be contacted to make an appointment to discuss your Employment & Education Plan with the TCC BFE&T Case Manager.

Contact

For more information, stop by the TCC Counseling & Advising counter in Bldg. 7, call 253.566.5188 or email.

 

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