What is BFET?

What is BFET?

The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program provides grant aid to Olympic College students receiving federal Basic Food Assistance (food stamps) from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

BFET Applications are open throughout the year.


Tuition funding assistance is determined by the fifth day of each term for eligible students registered in a qualifying program AND enrolled in BFET. (Funding is based on financial aid unmet need.)

After the 5th day of term starts, students can still be enrolled into BFET and be eligible for support service funding pending financial aid unmet needs and available budget.

BFET Application

Contact Us

BFET Fax: 360-475-6553

Google Voice Text: 360-362-5773


Mon - Thu: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

OFFICE CLOSED: July 17 & 18

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How to get Started

How to get Started

Enrolling into BFET at OC is easy. Complete these steps to begin the process.

  1. Apply to Olympic College.
  2. Complete BFET application.
  3. Complete Start Next Quarter Survey. This survey will open in a new window and will help identify if you are eligible for other grants.

Eligibility Information

Program Eligibility

The primary function of the BFET program at Olympic College is to ensure eligible students continue receiving vital services such as Basic Food Assistance and/or Childcare Subsidy while completing a program of study with the goal of future employment. 

You may be eligible to participate in the OC BFET program if you:

  • Are receiving or are eligible to receive Basic Food Assistance (SNAP/EBT card/Food benefits) from DSHS
  • Are not receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) from DSHS
  • Enrollment in courses with the intent to begin employment upon completion.
    • Transitional Studies, including ESL, HS21+, and GED
    • Professional/Technical programs including AAT, AAS, CP, CC, CA
  • Enrolled in Olympic College in required classes toward the declared major.
  • Have applied for the FAFSA/WASFA and you have turned in any additional documents required by the Financial Aid office (basic skills students do not need to complete the FAFSA/WASFA to be considered for BFET)

Frequently Asked Questions & Information

Program Staff

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