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Know Your Resources

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When you enroll at Edmonds Community 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!

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Student Success Kit

Advising Center

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 CC. Advising can also help guide you towards campus resources that support your success. Advising is offered in a variety of ways at Edmonds CC, and you are encouraged to come in quarterly.

Lynnwood Hall, first floor | advising@edcc.edu | 425.640.1458

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.

425.640.1882

Online Orientation

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.

Triton Jumpstart

Triton Jumpstart provides you with a dynamic and meaningful experience to support your academic success. Discover your strengths, engage with other Tritons, meet Edmonds CC faculty and staff, learn about programs and resources, take a campus tour, and more! Visit the website for a schedule of upcoming dates.

Student EdPass

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.

Lynnwood Hall 214 | 425.640.1143

Computer Resources

The college has dozens of computer labs available for your use. Find locations and hours online.

Academic Computer Services | acs@edcc.edu | 425.640.1702

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.

Locating Community Support Services

There are several ways to access useful information and community resources providing support in many different areas:

2-1-1

This free, central information line is staffed by operators who may connect you to a wide range of community services including health and welfare resources, rent and mortgage assistance, food assistance, legal assistance, shelter assistance, and support groups.

Dial 2-1-1 from any landline and most cell phones. Dial 800.223.8145 if you can’t reach the line via a cell phone.

211@voaww.org | www.211search.org

Mountlake Terrace Hall 145 | 425.640.1358

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

Mukilteo Hall 113 | 425.640.1750

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.

Triton Student Center, Brier Hall, second floor | 425.640.1581

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.

Rainier Place | housing@edcc.edu | 425.640.1080

International Student Services

International students can find information about English as a Second Language programs, degrees and certificates, tuition costs, scholarships, on-campus housing, events, and more. Call 425.640.1518 or drop by Snohomish Hall, room 301. 

Student Technology Advice and Resource Team (START)

START members help students with technology issues — including Canvas, EdMail, and Google Apps. Drop in help is available; no appointment is necessary.

Lynnwood Hall 305 | start@edmail.edcc.edu | 425.640.1101

Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion (CSCDI)

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!

Brier Hall 154 | dsc@edcc.edu | 425.640.1067

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

Lynnwood Hall, third and fourth floors | Circulation: 425.640.1529 | Reference: 425.640.1472

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

Mukilteo Hall 206 | 425.640.1556

Relationships in Science 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.

425.640.1854

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Study Room

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.

Snohomish Hall 126

Emergency Funds

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.

Food Pantry

The purpose of the Edmonds CC 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.)

Clearview Hall 122 | 425.640.1538

Undocumented/DACA Student Resources

Edmonds CC 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 CC 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.

Mountlake Terrace Hall 159 | 425.640.1320

Honors Program

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 CC 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.

Alderwood Hall 253B | 425.640.1590

Undergraduate Research

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.

Alderwood Hall 253B | 425.640.1590

Wellness Center

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!

Lynnwood Hall 236 | 425.640.1756

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.

Mountlake Terrace Hall 120 | 425.640.175

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.

Lynnwood Hall 215 | 425.640.1175


Making Transitions

Transition to College Opportunities

For ESL, GED®, and Adult High School students

If you are enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE), 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

ABE/GED®: 425.640.1997 | ABE/ESL: 425.640.1773

Preparation for College Programs

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.

Mukilteo Hall 304 | 425.640.1478

Integrated Basic Education and sills Training (I-BEST)

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!

Mukilteo Hall 403 | 425.640.1593

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.

Gateway Hall, second floor | 425.640.1061

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.

Gateway Hall 206 | 425.640.1122


Paying for College

Financial Aid

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.

Lynnwood Hall, first floor | 425.640.1457

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.

Cashier’s Office | Lynnwood Hall, first floor | 425.640.1563

Reduced Tuition

You may be eligible for reduced tuition at Edmonds CC if you are a veteran, senior citizen, or Washington state employee. Call Enrollment Services for more information.

Lynnwood Hall, first floor | 425.640.1000

Worker Retraining

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.

Mountlake Terrace Hall 130 | 425.640.1433

WorkFirst

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).

Gateway Hall 106 | 425.640.1686

Basic Food Employment Training (BFET)

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.)

Gateway Hall 106 | 425.640.1727

Aerospace Loan Program

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.


Scholarships

Edmonds CC Foundation Scholarships

Annual Scholarships – If you are a current or future student of Edmonds CC, 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.

Gateway Hall 310 | 425.640.1274

Opportunity Grant

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.

Gateway Hall 106 | 425.640.1686

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/wa

Clearview Hall 122 | 425.640.1538

Scholarship Resources

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.


Textbooks

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.

College Store

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.

Brier Hall, first floor | 425.640.1672

Student textbook exchange

Buy, sell, and trade textbooks. Go green and save money. Post listings on the bulletin boards in Mountlake Terrace Hall.


Career Connections

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.

Mountlake Terrace Hall 130 | 425.640.1256

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.

Mountlake Terrace Hall 138

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 CC to recruit and use College Central Network to list their jobs.

www.collegecentral.com/edcc

Internships

Get hands on experience and develop business contacts. Gain work experience, practical skills, and knowledge in your field of interest.

425.640.1256

Career Counseling

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.

Mountlake Terrace Hall 145 | 425.640.1358

Career Planning Class – Choosing a Major or Career

Career, College, and Life Success (CCLS) 105 allows students to explore their strengths, motivators, and values in order to choose a major and/or career path. Learn to use research tools, make informed decisions, and plan for success! See quarterly schedule for when CCLS 105 is offered.


Child Care

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 CC’s Center for Families Child Care and Head Start programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Center for Families | childcare@edcc.edu | 425.640.1247

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.

425.712.9000

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.)

Gateway Hall 106 | 425.640.1727