Original Date: 9/1/1995 * Last Revision Effective: 4/6/2015
Policy Contact: Vice President, Student Affairs
The following procedures are established to meet the requirements for implementing policy #2350 – Tuition and Fees.
Application of Tuition and Fees
- Students enrolled in fewer than ten (10) credits. Students enrolled in one (1) to ten (10) credits of state-supported credit instruction shall be charged per credit proportionate to the rates established for resident and non-resident students.
- Students enrolled in eleven (11) to eighteen (18) Credits. Students enrolled in between eleven (11) and eighteen (18) credits of state-supported credit instruction will be charged per credit proportionate to the rates established for resident and non-resident students.
- Additional fee for students enrolled in more than eighteen (18) credits (overloads). Students enrolled in more than eighteen (18) credit hours are charged an operating fee (either resident or non-resident) for each credit in excess of eighteen (18). This operating fee shall be the same as the per-credit tuition applicable to students enrolled in one (1) to ten (10) credits. Students who are registered exclusively in vocational preparatory courses will be exempted from the additional fee for overload.
- Self-support credit programs. There is one tuition and fee level for both resident and non-resident students in self-support credit programs, which include alcohol and drug studies, continuing nursing education, fire command and administration, real estate, and telecourses. (State regulations require these programs to cover their own costs without basic state funding.) Tuition and fee waivers do not apply to courses in these programs.
- Self-support non-credit programs. There is one tuition and fee level for both resident and non-resident students in the self-support non-credit programs offered through continuing education. (WAC 131-28-025 requires these programs, sometimes called “community service instruction” to cover their own costs without basic state funding.) Tuition and fee waivers do not apply to courses in these programs.
Students will be charged a comprehensive fee based on credit hours (or the equivalent of credit hours) in return for services including but not limited to transportation management, unofficial transcripts and cap and gown for commencement ceremonies. The amount of the comprehensive fee shall be determined by the board of trustees.
Students will be charged laboratory fees for those courses requiring such fees. Laboratory fees are printed in the quarterly class schedule.
Students of Bellevue College participating in an accident and sickness insurance program as provided by a signed policy agreement between Bellevue College and an insuring company shall pay fee charges as established by insuring company for requested coverage.
Relevant Laws and Other Resources
- WAC 131-28-025
Revisions 6/12/2002; 3/22/2005; 5/21/2009; 9/15/2011; 9/11/2012; 4/6/2015
Board of Trustees
Last Updated March 28, 2019