Tuition, Fees, Cost Estimates
You are considered "Officially Enrolled" when your tuition and fees are paid in full. Tuition and Fees are due in full by the date indicated on the College Calendar. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
BTC adjusts tuition and fees annually, according to state regulations and program and course costs. Adjustments are effective as soon as they are implemented, which may be during the academic year—so check here for up-to-date information.
Fall Quarter Tuition & Fees are estimated each year and then are recalculated to reflect increases approved by the Legislature and Board of Trustees after those decisions are finalized, usually by early August. Updated student account balances due will be emailed before the Fall Tuition and Fee due date.
2019-2020 rates and balances are final as of 7/10/19.
Tuition and Fee Payment Due Dates
- Summer: mid-June
- *Fall: mid-August
- Winter: mid-December
- Spring: mid-March
Payment must be made in full, fully-funded, or a payment plan set up by the payment due date to remain enrolled.
*Fall Quarter Running Start students who register during the summer and are not able to obtain the Running Start Enrollment Verification form before the payment due date may request a payment extension.
Some students may want to pay with cash, students will temporarily be allowed to pay with cash at the Bank of America Cordata branch. In these cases, students should take the following steps:
Confirm how much tuition and fees are owed by logging into the student portal www.btc.edu/myBTC and select "Finance and Payment Balance".
Go to Bank of America – Cordata Branch located at 4251 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226. The lobby is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. –1 p.m.
Let the teller know they would like to make a cash payment towards BTC tuition and fees. Students should provide their student ID number and the amount due.
Student should then send an email to the BTC cashier at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify BTC that they made a cash payment at Bank of America. Include the student name and amount paid.
Upon completion of transaction, Bank of America will send the confirmation to the BTC Business office to apply cash payment towards the student’s account within 1-2 business days.
- WA STATE RESIDENCY and TUITION WAIVERS
Residency requirements, forms, waivers, contacts
- RESIDENCY for Military, Veterans, and Dependents
Residency info specifically for Military, Veterans and dependents
Assistance for undocumented students
- PAYMENT PLAN
Make college easier to pay for with a Tuition Payment Plan
- REFUND POLICY
Refund timelines, percentages, and procedures
- EDUCATION TAX CREDIT INFORMATION (1098T)
Annual tax statement for tuition and fees paid
Assistance? See Student Financial Resources