Dec 09, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

Tuition & Payments


Tuition

  • Professional-Technical and Academic Tuition: Tuition is set by the State of Washington. They vary by residency status. This includes Operating Fee, Building Fee, and Service & Activities (S & A) Fee.
  • Basic Skills Tuition: Students who are taking classes within the College & Career Pathways area of study are charged $25/term (quarter).
  • Apprentice Tuition: Apprentices taking state-funded classes are charged $59.57/unit (credit).
  • Journeyperson Tuition: Journeypersons taking state-funded classes are charged $71.81/unit (credit).

College Fees

  • College Fee: Fees set by Renton Technical College.
    • Comprehensive Fee: $13/unit (credit)
    • Security Fee: $3/unit (credit)
    • Technology Fee: $1/unit (credit)

Service Fees

  • International Admissions Fee: $50
  • STEPP Fee: $25
  • Late Registration Fee: $75
  • ACCUPLACER Assessment Fees: $10/exam or $25 for three exams

eLearning Fees

  • eLearning Course Fee: Fees applied to classes based on Instruction Mode. They are to cover costs associated with eLearning staff, software, and equipment. These are applied to Professional Technical (Career Training) and Academic (General Education) classes.
    • Online: $12/course
    • Web-Enhanced, Hybrid, Flex (Optional - F2F or Online): $15/course

Course/Class Fees

The following programs have additional fees for the program. They are organized by Area of Study.

Advanced Manufacturing

Program

Additional Fees

Band Instrument Repair Technology

Supplies Course Fee: $20/unit (credit) - maximum $300/term

Commercial Building (Industrial, Stationary) Engineering

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) - maximum $150/term

Commercial Refrigeration Technology

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) - maximum $150/term

Engineering Design Technology

No additional fees

Machining Technologies

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) - maximum $225/term

Manufacturing and Fabrication Technologies

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) - maximum $150/term

Mechatronics

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) - maximum $150/term

Property Maintenance for Multi-Family Residences

No additional fees

Surveying (Field & Land)

No additional fees

Welding

Supplies Course Fee: $40/unit (credit) - maximum $400/term

Definitions:

  • Supplies Course Fee: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of supplies used throughout the program.

Business Management

Program

Additional Fees

Accounting

No additional fees

Contemporary Business Administration

No additional fees

Construction Management

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) - maximum $225/term

Legal Assistant

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit) - maximum $75/term

Office Assistant

No additional fees

Definitions:

  • Supplies Course Fee: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of supplies used throughout the program.

Culinary Arts

Program

Additional Fees

Culinary Arts

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) - maximum $150/term EXCEPT:

  • Lab Supplies Course Fee: $150/course - CUL 104
  • Lab Supplies Course Fee: $90/course - CUL 133

Culinary Arts Course Fee: $17.28/unit (credit)

Student Funded Class CUL/BAK: $50/course - CUL 106

Professional Baking

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) - maximum $150/term

Definitions:

  • Supplies Course Fee: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of supplies used throughout the program.
    • Supplies Course Fees for CUL 104 and CUL 133 are set at a higher rate specifically for those courses to cover the higher costs of materials.
  • Culinary Arts Course Fee: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of meals for students during the quarter.
  • Student Funded Class CUL/BAK: The flat fee for this course covers the cost of the online program for this course.

Health & Human Services

Program

Additional Fees

Anesthesia Technologist

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $20/unit (credit) - maximum $300/term

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course

  • ANES 191
  • ANES 192
  • ANES 193

Phlebotomy Exam Course Fee: $125/course

  • ANES 118

Central Service Technician

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: $85/course

  • CST 191

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course

  • CST 192

Dental Assistant

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $20/unit (credit) - maximum $300/term

Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: $75/course

  • DENT 192

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $100/course

  • DENT 103
  • DENT 193

Dental Exam Course Fee: $270/course

  • DENT 133
  • DENT 154
  • DENT 157

DENT Dosimeter Badge Crse Fee: $62/course

  • DENT 153

Early Childhood Education

No additional fees

Massage Therapy Practitioner

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $20/unit (credit) - maximum $300/term

Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: $85/course

  • MAST 191

Medical Administrative Programs

No additional fees

Medical Assistant

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit) - maximum $75/term

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course

  • MEDA 192

Medical Asst Exam Course Fee: $160/course

  • MEDA 127

Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit) - maximum $75/term

Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: $85/course

  • PHLEB 191

Phlebotomy Exam Course Fee: $125/course

  • PHLEB 101

Nursing Assistant

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit) - maximum $75/term

Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: $85/course

  • NA 131

Pharmacy Technician

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit) - maximum $75/term

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course

  • PHAR 190
  • PHAR 191

Registered Nurse

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $30/unit (credit) - maximum $450/term

Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: $85/course

  • NURS 107
  • NURS 195
  • NURS 198
  • NURS 296

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course  

  • NURS 294
  • NURS 295

Nursing Exam Course Fee: $360/course

  • NURS 103
  • NURS 203

Surgical Technologist

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) - maximum $150/term

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course

  • SURG 194
  • SURG 195

Surgical Tech Exam Course Fee: $247/course

  • SURG 112

Veterinary Assistant

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $14.62/year

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit) - maximum $75/term

Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: $75/course

  • VET 104
  • VET 105
  • VET 193
  • VET 197

Vet Assistant Exam Course Fee: $100/course

  • VET 106

VET Dosimeter Badge Course Fee: $25/course

  • VET 181

Definitions:

  • Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: This fee covers medical malpractice and general liability insurance for the year.
  • Supplies Course Fee: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of supplies used throughout the program.
  • Clinical Placement Fee 1-4 Cr: This fee is for classes that are 1 to 4 units (credits). It covers the costs associated with clinical placement. Rates are set at $75 or $85 depending on the program.
  • Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: This fee is for classes that are 5 or more units (credits). It covers the costs associated with clinical placement. Rates are set at $100 or $110 depending on the program.
  • Exam Course Fee: This fee covers the cost of exam certifications taken throughout the program.
  • Dosimeter Badge Course Fee: This fee covers the cost of the dosimeter badge needed for the program.

Information Technology

Program

Additional Fees

Cloud Network Technology

Course Lab Fee: $25/course

Computer Science

Course Lab Fee: $25/course

BAS Application Development

Course Lab Fee: $25/course

BAS Computer Network Engineering

Course Lab Fee: $25/course

Definitions:

  • Course Lab Fee: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of supplies used throughout the program.

Transportation Technology

Program

Additional Fees

Autobody Repair & Refinishing

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) - maximum $225/term

Automotive Technology

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) - maximum $225/term

Automotive, Ford ASSET

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) - maximum $225/term

Definitions:

  • Supplies Course Fee: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of supplies used throughout the program.

Academic/General Education

Course Subject

Additional Fees

BIOL

Science Lab Course: $25/course

BIOL&

Science Lab Course: $25/course

CHEM&

Science Lab Course: $25/course

PHYS&

Science Lab Course: $25/course

Definitions:

  • Science Lab Course: Fees applied to courses to cover the cost of lab supplies.

Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP)

The Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP) program allows you to pay your tuition on an installment plan.

  • To enroll, complete a STEPP enrollment form at the Cashier’s office before the tuition due date, or at the time of registration (if later).
  • Each quarter you must enroll with the Cashier before making your first payment.
  • Payments are made in three installments (two for summer).
  • There is a quarterly $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee.
  • Any partial payment made toward tuition without enrolling in STEPP could result in administrative withdrawal from classes.
  • Admission fees are not eligible to be carried through STEPP.
  • More information about our Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan can be found on our website or by calling the cashier’s office at 425-235-2352 ext. 5910.

Refund Policy

Tuition will be refunded as follows:

  • From before the start of the quarter through calendar day five of the quarter: 100%*
  • From calendar day six through calendar day 20 of the quarter: 50%*
  • From calendar day 21 on: No refund

*eLearning Fees are non-refundable after the 100% drop period.

If the duration of a class is other than ten weeks, the refund is calculated based on the equivalent percentage of time.

The general refund policy applies to all students in state-supported programs. It is the student’s responsibility to complete a change of schedule form and submit it to the Enrollment Services office. Refunds are calculated based on the date the form is received.

  • Refunds will not be granted for students withdrawn for disciplinary reasons.
  • Students called for military active duty will be granted a refund of tuition and fees paid for the current payment period, subject to the rules and regulations of their respective funding sources. Presentation of written confirmation is required.
  • The general refund policy applies to all Renton Technical College students, regardless of financial aid status.
  • Refunds for special programs will be made directly to the funding agency administrator.

Tuition and fees that are paid in cash will be refunded by check.

Renton Technical College’s Veterans Refund Policy complies with CFR 21.4255. In the event the veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course, withdraws, or is dismissed at any time prior to completion, any unused portion of tuition, fees, and other charges is refunded. Any amount in excess of $10 of the Admissions fee is subject to proration. The amount charged will not exceed the exact prorated portion of total charges. The length of the completed portion of the course will be prorated over its total length, and the exact proration will be determined by the ratio of the number of days of instruction completed by the student, to the total number of instructional days in the course. 

Refunds are made within 40 days of the last date of the student’s attendance.

All tuition and fees will be refunded if the class is canceled by the college. Admissions and STEPP fees are non-refundable.

Limitation of Liability

Limitation of Liability: This is not a complete list of fees. Self-supporting classes are not subject to this fee schedule. Please note that all tuition and fee rates are set by the Washington State Legislature, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Board of Trustees at Renton Technical College (RTC). RTC reserves the right to change the fees without notice and change tuition rates, to comply with the State regulations.