Paying For College

Employment Programs

Work-Study” is money earned through employment. In order to qualify, you must qualify for financial aid. Students are eligible for part-time work (up to 16 hours per week).

Federal Work Study

Federally funded program to provide students on campus employment opportunities. Students will be considered for a variety of jobs, which may offer valuable career-related experience. 

America Reads/America Counts

America Reads uses Federal Work Study dollars to employ students as reading tutors for preschool age children, children in elementary school, or in family literacy programs. America Counts uses federal dollars to employ students as math tutors for children elementary age through ninth grade. Students will be placed in schools or programs residing in our service district.

State Work Study

State funded program, where students will be placed in on campus positions relating to their major field of study and career goals or interests. Students must be Washington State residents.

Off Campus Work Study

State funded program to provide employers the ability to identify and hire potential permanent employees. Employers determine wage rates. Students must be Washington State residents.

Summer Employment

After receiving your Financial Aid Award Notification, contact Rita at (509) 793-2061 or email for student worker jobs.

(For students who demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA/WASFA)


Students who have been discharged from the military or who are in the selected reserves may be eligible for money for school from the Veteran’s Affairs department.  There is an application process, and the student must be enrolled in an approved program.  The VA Coordinator will send certification of credits enrolled for each quarter to the VA. 

Veterans Educational Assistance

Please complete the required items within the Steps To Enrollment to utilize benefits. All documents may be submitted via email, FAX (1.888.820.2896), or in-person.

Eligibility for Veterans Benefits will be determined by the VA.  Go to to apply for benefits.  Veterans’ are eligible to apply for benefits under one of the following education programs:

  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30):  2 years active duty, 3 years active duty, OR 2 years active duty plus 4 years reserves.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31): See your Voc. Rehab counselor for requirements.
  • Post 9-11 (Chapter 33):  Servicepersons who served on active duty for at least 90 aggregate days after 9/10/01.
  • Guard/Reserve (Chapter 1606):  Completion of initial active duty for training.  Must be active reservist with 6-year obligation.
  • Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35):  Veteran’s death or permanent and total disability as a result of service.

Click HERE for more information and resources related to becoming a student and transitioning to civilian life.

For information regarding college credit for military service or schools, please see our Military Transfer Credit Policy.

For further assistance and Additional information, contact the BBCC School Certifying Official at (509) 793-2452 or 

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