Money, Food & Housing

Food Distribution 2 Ways on Tuesdays:

North Seattle College Curbside Food Pantry with University District Food Bank:

  • Drive-thru or walk up food pantry for NSC students, faculty, staff, and community members. 
  • Tuesdays 4 to 7 pm
  • Enter campus on N 95th St.  Follow signs to food pantry (in parking garage at entrance from East parking lot, near Opportunity Center)

United Way of King County Door Dash Food Hub at NSC

  • Students are eligible for increased Basic Food (SNAP) benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basic Food is extra money for groceries to help you put healthy food on the table. A family of 4 can receive over $600 a month for food! Learn more about this great resource and how to apply by visiting or scheduling a Benefits Hub appointment.
  • Find emergency food resources across Seattle using this online map managed by the City of Seattle Human Services.
  • Food assistance is available through the Washington Connection program. Apply online on their website.
  • If you are a Running Start student, or enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, there are free sack lunches available in our area. Find more info on their website.
  • The City of Seattle is offering grocery vouchers to families currently enrolled in city-subsidized child care and food-assistance programs. Find more info on their website.

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The Benefits Hub connects you with community resources!

Balancing work, life, and college isn’t easy. That’s why we’ve partnered with the United Way Benefits Hub program to help students navigate financial challenges and find resources for basic needs while in school. The Benefits Hub provides one-on-one coaching to assist students in the following areas:

  • Applying for Emergency financial grants
  • Access to groceries & SNAP enrollment
  • Navigating housing assistance programs
  • Enrolling in Utility bill discount programs
  • Applying for transportation discounts (ORCA Lift)
  • Financial coaching
  • Mental health & wellness referrals
  • And more, including .... free tax preparation, healthcare navigation, financial aid application assistance, and legal counsel referrals

We work with you to find resources so you can stay in school, complete your program, and reach your goals!

Our Coaches Are Here for You

The Benefits Hub coaches for the 2022-23 academic year are Elizabeth Trever, Jessica Sandoval, and Christina Molina!

Get Started

Make a virtual appointment on our website!

Scroll down and select Schedule an Appointment, then choose North Seattle College and pick a 60-minute appointment that works for your schedule.

We also are offering drop-in hours during the week for quick questions or concerns.

Virtual drop-in hours:
Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Virtual drop-in

Have a General Question?

Please visit our Emergency Funding pages.

Financial Resources for Black Students  - This list contains over 110 scholarships, internships and fellowships specifically for black students.

Financial Resources for Latinx Students - This list contains over 100 grants, financial awards and opportunities for Latin American students.

Financial Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students - This list contains over 100 field-specific scholarships, internships, and community programs for AAPI students.

Financial Resources for Native American Students - This list contains over 100 internships, scholarships, and grants from advocacy groups.

Need a laptop?

North has excellent technology services for students:

Need a part-time job? 

Want to earn money while adding valuable experience to your resume? 

Want to get a head-start on networking and learn about the day-to-day work in your career?

Check out these opportunities:

Contact to inquire about student jobs in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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