Current Students

Current Students

Refund Policy

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Registration Links

Registration Dates

    December 24th - 25th
    Winter Holiday

      January 1st
      New Year’s Day Holiday

        December 15th – January 6th
        Winter Break

          January 7th
          Winter Quarter BTC Classes Begin

If you are eligible for a refund:

  • Payments made by cash or check are processed through the Business Office. A check will be mailed to you within three weeks.
  • Payments made by credit card will be credited to the credit card in two business days.
  • Any outstanding balance owed will be deducted from refunds.

Good to know about refunds:

  • Refunds for dropped classes are based on the date a student completes the online process or the add/drop is received by Registration—not the last date of attendance.
  • If you don’t attend or stop attending a class without officially withdrawing, you lose out on refunds of all tuition and fees. You may receive a failing "F" grade.
  • If you withdraw from a class during the partial refund period, and have not paid tuition and fees in full, you may owe a balance.
  • Tuition and fees are not refunded beyond the current quarter.

Petition for a Refund.

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Registration Links

Registration Dates

    December 24th - 25th
    Winter Holiday

      January 1st
      New Year’s Day Holiday

        December 15th – January 6th
        Winter Break

          January 7th
          Winter Quarter BTC Classes Begin

How to Petition for a Refund

Unavoidable circumstances may warrant an exception to BTC’s refund policy, including: a medical emergency, being called into military active duty, or a family crisis.

Petitions for an exception must be submitted in writing to the Director of Registration and Enrollment. You’ll need:

Learn more about BTC’s refund policy.

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Registration Links

Registration Dates

    December 24th - 25th
    Winter Holiday

      January 1st
      New Year’s Day Holiday

        December 15th – January 6th
        Winter Break

          January 7th
          Winter Quarter BTC Classes Begin

Refund Policy

State-Funded Credit Class Refund Policy

*State Funded Courses - supported with State funds.

  • 100% refund if a student withdraws from a class through the fifth instructional day of the quarter.
  • 50% refund if a student withdraws after the fifth instructional day through the 20th calendar day of the quarter.
  • Classes with start and end dates other than the start and end of the quarter:
    • Refunds for state-supported classes that start before or after the regular quarter begins will be processed in proportion to the tuition and fee refund percentages above. Refund deadlines may differ for classes with different start dates, including Washington Online classes and classes that start mid-quarter.
    • Refunds for state-supported classes that are shorter than the full quarter and begin any time during the quarter will be processed in proportion to the tuition and fee refund percentages above.
    • State Supported classes which meet only once must be dropped prior to the class meeting time to be refund eligible.
  • Instructional days are the days BTC is in session, not including weekends or scheduled holidays.
  • Calendar days are all the days BTC is in session, including weekends and scheduled holidays.

Self-Support Class Refund Policy

**Self -Support Courses – supported by student fees.

  • 100% refund if drop is submitted by midnight two calendar days prior to the start date of the class.
  • There are NO refunds after midnight two calendar days prior to start date of the class. A signed Add/Drop form is required to drop or withdraw after midnight two calendar days prior to the start date.

Canceled Class Refunds

  • A 100% refund will be made when Bellingham Technical College cancels a class.

Refund Information

Refunds for Financial Aid students may be adjusted based on the type of aid received. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 360-752-8351 with any questions.