Advancing your education can lead to a better job and higher wages—so it’s a great investment. But most students need help paying for college. At BTC’s Student Financial Resources, you’ll find friendly people with the experience and know-how to make the process of funding your education a lot easier, so you can get the skills you need for today’s high-paying jobs.

Don’t wait—the process can take a few months, so apply now to make sure you receive the funds you’re eligible for!

Explore Financial Aid

The Student Financial Resources Office supports the mission and vision of BTC by providing funding and services to eligible students. We recognize that many students rely on funding sources to achieve their educational goals and we are here to guide you. Start to Explore Financial Aid options.

WorkForce Funding & Support

You may be eligible for Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining, Basic Food Employment & Training, WorkFirst, WorkSource Scholarships, Passport to College or other funding to help pay for your education. It's all here on BTC's Workforce Funding & Support page.


Scholarships are another source of free money to help pay for school. Scholarships are provided by Bellingham Technical College Foundation, and other organizations and donors, based on certain criteria.

Veteran's Benefits

All of BTC’s degree and certificate program are eligible for veteran education benefits.

Emergency Funding

The Bellingham Technical College (BTC) Emergency Funding program provides financial assistance to students who experience financial difficulties that impact their ability to continue their education. BTC aims to make access to emergency funding as low barrier as possible and is designed to be inclusive of all students regardless of whether you meet the traditional definition of a "needy student".