Basic Food Employment Training

The Basic Food, Employment & Training ( BFET) service provides funding assistance with education, work training, and related support services at Green River College to eligible individual currently receiving federal Basic Food Benefits (SNAP/ "food stamps")

 BFET Serivce 

  • Tuition and Fees  
  • Required Textbooks & Tools 
  • Support in Navigating DSHS, college processes and services
  • Assisting with addressing barriers to academic or personal success 
  • Childcare referrals to Working Connections Childcare (DCYF)
  • Referals to College and Community Resources 


  • Are receiving federal Basic Food Assistance from DSHS. 
  • Do not receive TANF cash assistance from DSHS. (If you received TANF, check out our WorkFirst program instead.)
  • BFET is a job training program, because of this you must have the ability to work ( this does not mean that BFET program will require you to work while you are enrolled in classes).
  • Must apply for FAFSA/WASFA to be eligibile for BFET.  Exceptions: Student pursuing ELL,GED, High School 21+ or High School Diploma do not need to complete the FAFSA/WASFA to be considered for BFET. 
  • Pursing an approved pathways 

 Approved Pathways


Apply for Basic Food Benefits (Food Stamps): 

Call 1.877.501.2233 or vist Washington Connection 

Additional Information and Resources

  • Counseling Services 
    Counseling Service provide short-term mental health counseling and self-care/wellness education to GRC students. 
  • Benefit Hub 
    Benefit Hub helps connect students to rent, utility, financial coach and public benefits resources.  
  • MESA
    MESA is a nationally recognized for its innovative and effective accademic development program. MESA helps student become scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, filling an urgent need for qualified technical professional. 
  • ODEI
    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) aim to empower, enhance, educate, encourage, and engage our diverse populations to have ownership of their narratives and to succeed in their educational journeys.
  • TRIO
    TRIO Student Support Services increase opporunties for academic success for first generation, low income students and/or students with disabilities. 
  • Tutoring Center  
    Tutoring Center is where students receive extra support with course work. 


Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Contact Workforce Education

Phone: 253-931-6550

WorkForce Education is located on Green River College's main campus in Auburn in SA-270



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Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday


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