May 29, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
College Catalog 2023-2024

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), effective Fall 2023 

  • Journeyperson Tuition: Journeypersons taking state-funded classes are charged $71.81/unit (credit), effective Fall 2023 

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 

  • Enrollment Payment Plan Fee: $25 

  • Late Registration Fee: $75 

  • ACCUPLACER Test 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 

  • In Person (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 the Area of Study. 

Advanced Manufacturing 

Program 

Additional Fees 

Band Instrument Repair Technology 

Supplies Course Fee: $20/unit (credit)* 

 

Commercial Building /Industrial/ Stationary Engineering 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit)*  

Commercial Refrigeration Technology 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit)* 

 

Electrical Plant maintenance 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit)* 

 

Engineering Design Technology 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

 

Machining Technologies 

Supplies Course Fee: $20/unit (credit)* 

 

Manufacturing and Fabrication Technologies 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit)* 

 

Mechatronics 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit)* 

 

Property Maintenance for Multi-Family Residences 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit)* 

 

Surveying (Field & Land) 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

 

Welding 

Supplies Course Fee: $35/unit (credit)* 

 

Definitions: 

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

Business Management 

Program 

Additional Fees 

Accounting 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

 

Contemporary Business Administration 

No additional fees 

Construction Management 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

  • All CONST courses 

Legal Assistant 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

 

Office Assistant 

No additional fees 

Definitions: 

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

Culinary Arts 

Program 

Additional Fees 

Culinary Arts 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit)* 

EXCEPT: 

  • Supplies Course Fee: $50/unit (credit) - CUL 104 

  • Supplies Course Fee: $30/unit (credit) - 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)* 

Definitions: 

  • Supplies Course Fee: Fees applied to courses with lab components 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: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $20/unit (credit)* 

  • Courses with lab component 

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: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component 

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: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit)* 

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 Course Fee: $62/course 

  • DENT 153 

Early Childhood Education 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component  

Massage Therapy Practitioner 

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component  

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

  • MAST 191 

Medical Administrative Programs 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)  

  • MAP 120 

  • MAP 123 

  • MAP 280 

  • MAP 285 

  • MAP 295 

Medical Assistant 

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

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: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

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

  • PHLEB 191 

Phlebotomy Exam Course Fee: $125/course 

  • PHLEB 101 

Nursing Assistant 

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

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

  • NA 131 

 

Pharmacy Technician 

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course 

  • PHAR 190 

  • PHAR 191 

Registered Nurse 

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $30/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component 

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: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit)* 

Clinical Placement Fee 5+ Cr: $110/course 

  • SURG 194 

  • SURG 195 

Surgical Tech Exam Course Fee: $247/course 

  • SURG 112 

  • SURG 191

Veterinary Assistant 

Mal & Gen Liability Insurance: $15.72/year 

Supplies Course Fee: $5/unit (credit)* 

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 with lab component 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 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component  

Computer Science 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

  • All CSI courses  

Cybersecurity Analyst 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

  • All CYA courses 

BAS Application Development 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component  

BAS Computer Network Engineering 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component  

Definitions: 

  •  Supplies Course 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: $25/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component 

Automotive Technology 

Supplies Course Fee: $25/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component 

Automotive, Ford ASSET 

Supplies Course Fee: $15/unit (credit) 

  • Courses with lab component 

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 

Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

BIOL& 

 Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

CHEM& 

 Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

PHYS& 

 Supplies Course Fee: $10/unit (credit) 

Definitions: 

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

Payment Plan  

The Payment Plan program allows you to pay your tuition on an installment plan. 

  • To enroll, you can sign up using your ctcLink account and selecting the “Financial Account” tile, the under “Payment Plans”, click on “Enroll in Payment Plan” Each quarter you must enroll with the Cashier or through ctcLink Account 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 Payment Plan could result in administrative withdrawal from classes. 

  • Admission fees are not eligible to be carried through Payment Plan. 

  • More information about our Payment Plan can be found on the Student Financials website or by calling the cashier’s office at 425-235-2352 ext. 5910. 

Refund Policy 

  • The general refund policy applies to all Renton Technical College students, regardless of financial aid status. 

  • Students are responsible for dropping classes in ctcLink student self-service in a timely manner. Alternatively, students may fill out an add/drop form and submit it to the Enrollment Services office to drop a class. Refunds are calculated based on the date the form is received. 

  • Refund Policy 

  • Refunds will be based on the Academic calendar as posted on the RTC website. 

  • Tuition will be refunded as follows: 

  • 100% On or before the 5th calendar day of the quarter 

  • 50% On or after the 6th calendar day through the 20th calendar day of the quarter 

  • No Refund On or after the 21st calendar day of the quarter 

If the duration of a class is different from the academic calendar, the refund is calculated based on the equivalent percentage of time. 

Continuing Ed classes are 100% refundable up until the day prior to the class start date. No refunds are given after the class start date. 

College & Career Pathways classes are 100% refundable. 

Refunds will not be granted for students withdrawn for disciplinary reasons. 

Non-Refundable Fees  

  • The following fees are not refundable after the 100% refund period: 

  • eLearning fees - Online, In Person (Web-Enhanced), Hybrid, Flex (Optional - F2F or Online) 

  • Mal & Gen Liability Insurance fees 

  • Clinical Placement fees 

  • Dental Exam fees  

  • DENT Dosimeter Badge fees 

  • Medical Asst Exam fees 

  • Phlebotomy Exam fees 

  • Nursing Exam fees 

  • Surgical Tech Exam fees 

  • Vet Assistant Exam fees 

  • VET Dosimeter Badge fees 

  • Testing fees 

  • Payment plan fees 

  • International admissions fees 

  • Late registration fees 

  • State Employee fees 

Exceptions 

  • 100% tuition and fees will be refunded if: 

  • The class was canceled by the college 

  • Student was dropped for non-payment 

  • Student was dropped for perquisite not met 

  • Student was dropped as a no-show (Students who do not attend class in-person and/or log online into Canvas are considered as no-shows.) 

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. 

Refund amounts for a medical drop are based on the official appeal process decision by committee. 

Refund Method 

Refunds for special programs will be made directly to the funding agency administrator. Tuition that is paid in cash will be refunded by check. Tuition that is paid by a credit card will be returned to the same card. 

  • 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.