BTC's campus will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day, and there will be no daytime classes Tuesday, May 28, for a Faculty In-Service Day.

Student Financial Resources

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!

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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.

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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.

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Through the Passport to College Promise Scholarship program, students receive a scholarship that assists with the cost of attending college (tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses), and specialized support services from a college staff member.

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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.

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Veteran's Benefits

With the exception of the Paramedic program, all of BTC’s degree and certificate programs are eligible for Veteran education benefits.

Schedule an appointment with our Veterans Funding Navigator by emailing or call 360-752-8387.

After you have registered for classes, or adjusted your schedule, and you are requesting to use your Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) – Education Benefits at Bellingham Technical College, please make sure to fill out the Quarterly VA Certification Request Form.

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Work Study

Work Study is a great opportunity to learn team work, develop new skills, and hone the skills a student already possesses while earning an income. Explore more on the Work Study page. 

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Financial Literacy

The BTC Money$marts Podcast is a financial wellness podcast series created for Bellingham Technical College students. Each episode features BTC students, staff, community professionals and financial experts examining vital financial literacy and wellness topics. The goal is to help each person navigate resources in the community and empower themselves financially.

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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.  All students must complete FAFSA or WASFA to be eligible for emergency funding.  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."  Find out more and apply on the Emergency Funding page.

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Hours & Contacts

Regular Hours

Mon to Thu: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Friday

Adjusted Hours Closed June 10 - 21 for processing

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