Money, Food & Housing

  • On the North Seattle College campus, we offer a curbside pop-up food pantry on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. for students, faculty and staff. The pantry is at 9600 College Way North (in the East Parking Lot by the Opportunity Center). You can drive through or walk up to pick up pre-packed bags. We have regular, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. You have the option to place an order so we can have your food ready for you when you come. Please visit to place an order.
  • 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.

Benefits Hub helps you find what you need — so you can stay in school!

Benefits Hub

Balancing work, life and college isn’t easy. That’s why we’ve partnered with the United Way Benefits Hub to help you navigate financial challenges and cover basic needs while in school. The Benefits Hub helps through one-on-one coaching, and special programs in the following areas:

  • Emergency financial grants
  • Help paying for groceries & access to food
  • Financial coaching
  • Housing assistance
  • Utility bill assistance
  • Paying for the bus
  • Mental health & wellness referrals
  • And more, including .... free tax preparation, financial aid application assistance, legal counsel referrals

We work with you to make sure that no matter what, you are able to stay in school and complete your program.

Our Coaches Are Here for You

Meet Mysonne Brown, Simone Shaw, and Elizabeth Trever – we are your Benefits Hub team.  We are available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. You can set appointments either virtually or in-person.

Contact Us to Get Started

Make an appointment

  • Visit
  • Scroll down to select “Schedule an appointment”
  • Select North Seattle College
  • Select the type of appointment you would like
  • Select find the next available appointment that works for your schedule

Join us for drop-in hours

For general questions


  • Equity & Welcome Center

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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