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Learn more about a variety of ways to finance college through grants, scholarships, and FAFSA by attending Paying for College in Building G (G) Room 102A

  • The 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am to 12pm
  • The 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Financial Aid Programs at BTC

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    Federal Pell Grant

    Pell Grants are awarded to help with educational expenses. Like all grants, Pell Grants do not have to be repaid.

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    Federal SEOG Grant

    The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded to high-need, Pell Grant-eligible students who apply early, as funds are limited. It does not have to be repaid.

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    Washington State Need Grant

    Available for Washington residents only, eligibility for this grant is determined by FAFSA and is adjusted for less than full-time enrollment. It will not exceed tuition and fees for each quarter, and does not have to be repaid. This grant is first-come, first-served.

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    Scholarships

    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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    Work Study

    Washington residents who are enrolled at least half time can pay for education-related expenses through the Work Study program. On-campus, part-time positions are available through the Financial Aid office finaid@btc.ctc.edu. Call 360-752-8351 for details.

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    Fri 8am-4pm
    Sat-Sun Closed

    Summer Hours

    Mon-Thu 8am-5pm
    Fri 8am-12pm
    Sat-Sun Closed
     

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.

  • Learn more about BTC Foundation Scholarships.
  • Find a variety of scholarships on theWashBoard.org, the Washington Scholarship Coalition’s website.
  • We’ve put together a list of a wide variety of local, statewide and national scholarships you might qualify for, based on your program, your background, your needs, and other criteria. Start applying!

Beware of Scholarship Scams

Did you know that every year, hundreds of thousands of students and parents lose hundreds of millions of dollars to scholarship scam sites?
  • Scam sites use official-sounding names like "Federal", "National", and "Administration" to sound legitimate.
  • Be wary of scholarships that ask you to pay an application fee. Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge application fees.
  • Beware of any scholarship service that "guarantees" success. No one can guarantee you’ll win a scholarship.
  • Avoid sales pitches disguised as financial aid seminars.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Learn more about scholarship scams and how to protect yourself.