Know Your Resources
When you enroll at Edmonds College, you join a community of learners and gain access to many student support services included with your tuition.
These resources are available to you and can help you reach your goals. Take advantage of them. We’re here for you!
- Student Success Kit
- Making Transitions
- Paying for College
- Career Connections
- Child Care
Take advantage of the knowledge and resources available in our advising center. Advisors can help you learn about program selection, course planning, transferring, and next steps after Edmonds College. Advising can also help guide you towards campus resources that support your success. Advising is offered in a variety of ways at Edmonds College, and you are encouraged to come in quarterly.
Center for Service-Learning
Get involved on campus and in your community. Enrich your learning experience by integrating meaningful community service with instruction and reflection. Our sponsored projects are a great way to volunteer with local community and on campus partners. Make a difference and learn about environmental and social justice issues. Meet new people, build your resume, and serve the community — all while earning class credit (check with your instructor). Check online often; projects are added throughout the quarter.
Community Resource Advocate
Dial 211 — Help starts here.
- Rent or Utility Assistance
- Food and Community Meals
- Emergency Shelter/Housing
- Medical and Dental Resources
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Health Insurance
- Support Groups
- Social Services
Learn more about the Community Resource Advocate.
Set yourself up for success by taking a short, interactive online orientation. You’ll learn about academic pathways, options for paying tuition, campus resources, student life, student rights, and the next steps to help you on your educational journey. The orientation prepares you with college information and resources to help you succeed and reach your goals.
An EdPass card offers a variety of opportunities for students. A student EdPass doubles as a library card, printing/copy machine card, bus pass, and prepaid campus cash card (FLEX Account). A student EdPass card also grants you student access to gymnasium facilities and bicycle sheds. Student EdPass cards are valid for two years from the date of issue. Bring your student/employee ID number. Also, bring a valid form of photo ID.
Bus Pass/ORCA Card
Add Community Transit ORCA bus pass benefits to your EdPass (college I.D.). It costs $36 for the first quarter, $26 to renew each additional quarter thereafter.
The college has dozens of computer labs available for your use. Find locations and hours online.
Counseling and Resource Center
Free, confidential, and professional counseling services, resources, and referrals are available to support the academic success, health, and wellbeing of our students and campus community. Are you dealing with personal issues that may impact your success as a student? Counselors are trained to be supportive, relate to others, and be sensitive to a client’s background and life experience. Staff can help connect you with the resources you need.
Learning Support Center (LSC)
Tutorial and Writing Centers
The Learning Support Center provides a number of services for additional assistance in understanding and practicing course concepts. We offer:
- Free, drop-in tutoring
- Tutoring in math, English, accounting, chemistry, and more
- Drop-in writing tutoring
- For-credit, individualized writing skills classes to support work in writing-heavy courses
- Assistance with grammar questions in the Grammar Corner
Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (CSEL)
Student sponsored programs and services provide many leadership opportunities for you to get involved in campus life, including student programs, service-learning, student government, and clubs. Or, just stop by the game room.
Housing and Residence Life
Whether you are a single student looking for the on campus experience, a family looking for the apartment experience, or an international student looking for a local host family, we have student housing options for everyone.
Office of International Programs
Office of International Programs (OIP) provides immigration, academic, and personal support to international students at Edmonds College. OIP also coordinates quarterly activities and the International Conversation Program, which is open to all students and is a great opportunity to make new friends, learn about different cultures, and practice communication skills.
START members help students with technology issues — including Canvas, EdMail, and Google Apps. Drop in help is available; no appointment is necessary.
Connect with a supportive college community focusing on ethnically diverse, homeless, female, gay, lesbian, and gender-diverse students. Peer mentoring helps you understand college life. You can also check out textbooks and calculators (for a quarter), check out laptops (for four hours), or use the computer lab with Internet access and get free printing. Many other free services are available to students. Come visit us!
Library and Learning Commons
The college library can help you meet your educational goals. Library faculty and staff are ready to provide you with the services and resources you need to be successful.
At the reference desk, students receive assistance finding information and using the library’s wide range of print and electronic resources. Reference librarians offer workshops on basic and course specific research skills.
The library and the learning commons offer:
- 24/7 research help through the Ask a Librarian link on our website
- 24/7 access to online databases of articles, films, ebooks, and more
- Selected textbooks and course materials on reserve for in-library use
- Technology including: 150 computers, laptops and chromebooks for checkout, graphing calculators, phone chargers, scanners/copiers, color printing
- Group computing space, presentation practice room, video lab
- Casual seating, individual study carrels, and large, well lit study tables
- Individual silent study zones and a silent computer lab
- Group study rooms
Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)
MESA empowers underrepresented minorities and women seeking transfer degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
As a MESA student, you will have a number of resources to benefit you that include:
- Professional development, internship, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities
- Academic advising, transfer assistance, and mentorship
- Exposure to a wide variety of STEM careers and role models
- Field trips to universities, research centers, and companies
- Exclusive access to the MESA study room and specialized STEM tutoring
Relationships in STEM Education (RISE)
Students enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or a math related degree program can apply to join a cohort to receive additional student services, academic support, mentoring, and opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and service-learning projects.
Taking STEM classes? Open study space, tutoring, faculty office hours and advising, student support, Chromebooks, and more are available to you in the STEM Study Room. Student and instructor tutors in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. Visit the website for an up-to-date schedule.
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Are you experiencing a financial emergency? If you are, funds may be available to assist with critical needs such as unexpected car repairs, utility bills, rent assistance, medical bills, or bridge loans against anticipated financial aid disbursements to help pay for books and other school expenses. Pick up an application form in the Services for Students with Disabilities or TRIO offices. For more information, contact: 425.640.1753 or 425.640.1320.
The purpose of the Edmonds College Food Pantry is to address food insecurity for our students.
If you are facing food insecurity, we are here for you. We know you can't do your best in class on an empty stomach and we want to help you succeed!
Foster the Dream
This program promotes the educational achievement of current and former foster youth. If you’ve been in the foster care system, you’ll get academic, financial, and personal mentoring support; assistance with completing college, financial aid, and scholarship forms; help to build a collaborative network of campus support; and opportunities for professional and personal networking. (Also see Scholarships.)
Undocumented/DACA Student Resources
Edmonds College remains committed to providing an inclusive environment where all students and employees can feel safe, regardless of their immigration status.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
SSD ensures that the college experience at Edmonds College is accessible and usable by students with disabilities.
We support students with a variety of conditions:
- Deaf or hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired
- Learning, mobility, or physical disability
- Chronic health, neurological, or mental health condition
- Injured students who are returning to school for retraining
The SSD staff works with each student individually to determine reasonable accommodations.
Pursue your intellectual and academic passions, work closely with a faculty mentor in guided research opportunities, and participate in a community of scholars in the Honors program. All students may apply.
As an Edmonds College Honors student, you will:
- Follow your academic passions in research seminars, internships, and service learning opportunities;
- Enhance your transferability to four-year programs;
- Participate in small seminar-sized team-taught classes with other Honors students;
- Enjoy special cultural and social activities designed to create a close learning community and explore the relationship between your academic subjects and the world around you;
- Have specialized advising; and
- Receive Honors Recognition upon graduation. Earn a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) in Honors classes and the achievement will be noted on your college transcript.
Collaborate with faculty mentors to develop research opportunities and projects in your field of study. Interested in how social media is used to create political change? Want to work on a NASA grant-funded project to test the latest equipment in plasma jet technology?
Dive deep into a topic of your choice to gain greater understanding while strengthening your research skills. Our undergraduate research partners include Central Washington University, University of Washington, and NASA.
The Wellness Center is a safe space for students and our campus community to relax, inquire about topics related to health and wellness, access printed material, receive referrals to resources, and seek opportunities for learning. Stop by and enjoy a cup of tea!
The Violence Prevention program addresses sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking on campus and in our community. If you have ever experienced these crimes, you can speak to a confidential Victim Advocate to learn about your rights and other resources you may be interested in. If you're looking to learn more about Violence Prevention and what you can do to help, stop by the Wellness Center today or contact Lisa Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRIO Student Support Services
TRIO provides valuable services to support the success and progress toward graduation of low income, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. Get the motivation and help you need to accomplish your goals with comprehensive individual support.
Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
Have you served in the military, or are you a dependent of someone who has served? Visit the VRC to get help with VA education benefits, use the computer lab, hang out in the student lounge between classes, complete homework in the quiet study rooms, receive veterans counseling services, and gather community resources, including job announcements.
Edmonds College has gender-segregated multiple stall restrooms in all buildings on campus. Our campus has all gender single stall restrooms in Brier Hall, Seaview Gym and Rainier Place.
- Brier Hall facility is located on the West Side of the building facing Mountlake Terrace Hall and is on the first floor near the elevator. The restroom has a toilet and hand-washing station.
- Seaview Gym facility is located on the South side of the building. This restroom has a toilet, shower, hand-washing station and lockers.
- Rainier Place facility is located on the first floor of the building just East of the lobby. These two single stall restrooms have toilets and hand-washing stations.
Transition to College Opportunities
For ESL, GED®, and Adult High School students
If you are enrolled in College and Career Prep (formerly Adult Basic Education), English as a Second Language (ESL), GED®, or adult high school classes, you can receive the support to successfully take college classes.
Transition Case Managers
The ABE/ESL department offers upper level ESL classes that prepare students to take college courses. The curriculum focuses on general college readiness as well as preparation for study within specific college pathways such as allied health education and business. Tuition is $25. Students may also receive individualized navigation and support services as they prepare to transition into college level classes. You must be an adult immigrant, refugee, or U.S. citizen who speaks English as a non-native language to be eligible.
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
I-BEST pairs extra English, math, and study skills with specialized job training and college-level classes.
I-BEST classes are offered in a variety of professional-technical programs and academic pathways on campus. Professional-technical I-BEST helps students start their college-level classes sooner and prepare for new jobs in high-demand career fields; academic I-BEST helps students accelerate their progress towards a university transfer degree.
Special I-BEST advisors are available to help students with academic planning, financial aid, and other resources for success. Sign up for an I-BEST/college prep orientation to learn more!
Welcome Back Center
For students with foreign health care credentials
If you trained as a doctor, dentist, nurse, or other health care professional outside the U.S., we can assist you in going through the process to re-enter your profession or find an alternative career in health care.
Innovations in Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare (I-CATCH)
I-CATCH is an income-eligible, health care training support grant for individuals aiming to achieve income independence through well-paying and high-demand careers in the health care industry.
In providing support for work-ready certificate and degree programs related to the healthcare industry, I-CATCH helps minimize costs in covering many direct college expenses including some tuition and fees, textbooks, and classroom supplies. Helping address individual needs, I-CATCH has a variety of social and academic supports for students to ensure academic and career success.
Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate. To find out if you are eligible, visit catch4careers.com or contact our main office.
Every person should have the opportunity to achieve educational goals, regardless of financial circumstances. Financial aid and scholarships help you offset college costs. Beat the deadlines! Certain funds are limited; complete your financial aid paperwork early.
Funds are awarded to eligible students based, in part, on the date the Financial Aid Office receives all required documents. Files must be completed by the deadline for the quarter you wish to begin.
Summer: June 1 Fall: July 15
Winter: Nov. 15 Spring: March 1
If you miss the deadline, you still may receive financial aid; it will just be delayed. You will have to pay for your own tuition and books and wait for your Financial Aid eligibility to be determined.
Tuition Payment Plan
Sign up to pay your tuition in three installments by downloading the contract online, completing and signing it, and then mailing, faxing, or submitting it in person to the Cashier’s Office. Most students are eligible. When you first sign up for classes, you’ll pay a third of the tuition costs, plus a $15 fee. Check your contract for the second and third installment deadlines.
You may be eligible for reduced tuition at Edmonds College if you are a veteran, senior citizen, or Washington state employee. Call Enrollment Services for more information.
This program may provide tuition and book assistance for job training in professional/technical degrees and certificates if you are:
- facing imminent layoff or have been laid off;
- unemployed and exhausted unemployment benefits within the past four years;
- unemployed and without unemployment benefits that were exhausted within the past two years;
- a displaced homemaker;
- formerly self-employed, but now unemployed;
- a discharged veteran within the past four years;
- a temporary worker; or
- active duty military with notice of separation.
WorkFirst financial aid is designed to help income eligible parents train for a specific career, gain better skills, and move into higher wage jobs. WorkFirst offers a variety of training programs. If eligible, you may qualify for college classes to earn a certificate. WorkFirst pays for tuition, books, and fees for classes. To qualify, you must be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
If you are eligible for federally issued food stamps and working on a certificate or non-transfer associate’s degree, BFET may be able to provide assistance with tuition, books, and child care. (Also see Child Care and Textbooks.)
A new low-interest loan program for individuals seeking training at the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center. The loan provides funds of up to $4,800 for the 12 weeks of training to enhance applicants’ existing job skills or earn certificates in various aerospace production fields. The loan is available for students who have demonstrated inability to pay the full cost of attending the program.
Edmonds College Foundation Scholarships
Annual Scholarships – If you are a current or future student of Edmonds College, you may qualify for scholarships based on financial need, academic success, and course of study. Scholarships are available to full- or part-time students. Complete just one application for multiple scholarships. Apply online during winter quarter for the following academic year.
Complete the Dream Scholarships – Don’t let an unexpected financial situation prevent you from completing your degree or certificate. If you have recently experienced an unforeseeable financial hardship that would prevent you from completing the last quarter of your program, you can apply for a one-time award to complete your goal. The maximum amount awarded per student is the cost of one quarter’s tuition, fees, and books.
This grant provides funding for tuition, books, and support services to low-income students who are in the non-transfer accounting, allied health education, business information technology (medical information technology), construction, early childhood education, engineering technology, or I-BEST programs. Funding is provided for up to 45 credits and for required books and supplies up to $1,000 (to be used within a three-year time window.) You must meet eligibility requirements to qualify.
Foster Care Alumni Scholarships
There are two scholarships available for alumni of foster care.
Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth – This scholarship helps alumni of foster care in Washington state continue their education and earn a college degree. Award amounts range from $2,000 to $4,000.
Passport for Foster Youth Promise Scholarship – This scholarship encourages foster youth to prepare for and succeed in college. Eligible foster youth can receive scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay tuition and living expenses for up to five years of college.
Apply for either scholarship through the College Success Foundation: www.collegesuccessfoundation.org
Find resources to assist you in your search for scholarships at the Counseling and Resource Center in Mountlake Terrace Hall and in the Library or Enrollment Services in Lynnwood Hall.
There are many ways to pay for, rent, or borrow textbooks. These include:
BFET – funding for books is available if the BFET student is not eligible for the Pell and/or State Need Grant.
Complete the Dream Scholarship – a portion of this scholarship is intended to pay for books. Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion – certain textbooks and reference materials can be checked out for the duration of a quarter.
Free Books Scholarship – Funding for recent high school graduates in their first quarter, full-time enrollment.
Opportunity Grant – pays up to $1,000 per year toward the cost of textbooks and supplies.
WorkFirst – Funding for textbooks is available for WorkFirst students.
Choose rentals and save money. The college store carries all required textbooks and offers competitive pricing, a huge rental list, and digital options. Rentals can save up to 80 percent off the new book price. You’ll need a valid credit card to rent.
Student textbook exchange
Buy, sell, and trade textbooks. Go green and save money. Post listings on the bulletin boards in Mountlake Terrace Hall.
Career Action Center
We connect students to employers through job fairs, employer panels, on-campus recruitment, career information, job search, internship education, and access to retraining.
Computer Resource Room
Our staff is here to assist you in your job exploration. MLT 138 has a computer lab specifically set up for job search and exploration. In addition, we host employers and experts that teach workshops on job search topics such as: resumes, interviewing skills, dependable strengths, and LinkedIn.
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Online Job Search Tool
Create an account on College Central Network and search online for full- and part-time jobs, internships, and work study jobs. Many companies come exclusively to Edmonds College to recruit and use College Central Network to list their jobs.
Get hands on experience and develop business contacts. Gain work experience, practical skills, and knowledge in your field of interest.
Need to choose a major or decide on a career path? Let the Counseling and Resource Center help you develop a better understanding of yourself, learn about career and academic research tools, and develop a method for informed decision making.
Career and College Success Courses
All Career and College Success (CCS) courses have a common curriculum and common learning outcomes. Students should choose the CCS course that best matches their interests and intended Area of Study.
Center for Families
On campus child care for children between the ages of three months to five years is available at the college’s Center for Families. The center provides high quality child care that allows you to complete your educational goals and creates partnerships that strengthen parents’ roles in their children’s education and development. Funding for child care is available for eligible parents through some of the programs listed in this guide. Edmonds College’s Center for Families Child Care and Head Start programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Head Start and Early Head Start
A free early learning program for low income families who qualify. This program provides part day preschool classrooms for children three to five years old, and a home visiting option for children up to three years old. Staff ensures that each family has basic needs met so that they can focus on their child’s education.
Basic Food Employment Training (BFET) Child Care Funding
If you receive federally issued food stamps and are approved for the BFET program, payment for licensed child care may be available to you. The BFET program works with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to certify school hours for child care. You do not have to be working to qualify. Child care (through a DSHS licensed child care provider) is paid for while BFET students attend full- or part-time classes. (Also see Paying Tuition and Textbooks.)