Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) ProgramThe BFET program is a partnership between Centralia College and the Department of Social Health Services (DSHS). Eligible individuals must currently be receiving or are qualified to receive basic food assistance. The BFET program assists with education and skills training.
On a fund available basis the BFET program assists food stamp eligible students with tuition and/or book assistance and may assist with childcare referrals with Working Connections (DSHS).
Student Eligibility GuidelinesIn order to qualify for the BFET program students must currently be receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance (Federal). Students cannot be receiving DSHS TANF cash assistance (see WorkFirst for more information about funding for education) and must be enrolled in a Professional/Technical program or in ESL, ABE, or GED program courses (Transfer Degree programs are not eligible).
Types of Assistance
- Tuition and fees
- Testing fees
- May assist with some required class supplies