Students will be initially classified as "resident" or "non-resident" based on the information provided on the Admissions Application. Bellingham Technical College complies with applicable state laws regarding residency classification. Washington residency law is codified in RCW 28B.15 and further explained in WAC 250.18. All students taking state funded credit classes are required to apply to BTC and establish residency status.
Students taking only classes in Basic Academic Skills, Child & Family Studies, First Aid, or Self-Support classes are not subject to Residency Requirements. If you move from these classes into State Funded academic and/or vocational classes, Residency Requirements will be applicable.
International Students and non-US citizens, contact our International Advisor in the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-752-8324 early in the admissions process.
See DREAMers for assistance for undocumented BTC students.
Military, Veterans, and dependents,
see Residency for Military, Veteran, and Dependent students.
See Tuition & Fees for rate information.