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Tuition and fee rates are set by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) which acts upon legislative authority. The following charts show the basic tuition for state-supported courses per credit per quarter for resident and non-resident. Additional fees are described below the tuition rates.

Disclosure of sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources and the uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management.

Tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year have been determined and include a 2.2 percent legislative approved tuition increase.


2017-2018 tuition and fees in effect as of fall quarter of 2017

Lower Division Courses (299 & below)Upper Division Courses (300 & above)
CreditsResidentNon-ResidentResident (State-Support)Non-Resident
1-10105.17 per credit282.17 per credit205.36 per credit603.91 per credit
11-18 $1051.70 for first 10 credits plus 52.08 per credit 11-18$2821.70 for first 10 credits plus 59.28 per credit 11-18$2053.60 for first 10 credits plus 10.23 per credit 11-18$6039.10 for first 10 credits plus 10.95 per credit 11-18
19+ 94.36 per additional credit beyond 18271.36 per additional credit beyond 18194.55 per additional credit beyond 18296.55 per additional credit beyond 18

Please note that all tuition and fee rates are subject to change by the Board of Trustees and/or the Washington State Legislature. Additional fees are described below.

Fees

Comprehensive fee

A student voted $1.50 per credit fee ($15 maximum per quarter) is used to provide services for no additional charge. These services include (but are not limited to) transportation management and unofficial transcripts.

Student Transportation Fee (Garage Debt Payments)

A student voted $1.70 per credit fee ($17 maximum per quarter) to support the funding for the college parking garage and subsidize student bus passes.

Environmental Sustainability Fee

A fee of $1.00 per credit ($10 maximum per quarter). A student-body-initiated fee to fund environmental projects.

Technology fee

The technology fee ($3.50 per 1-10 credits and $3.50 per credit beyond 18) ensures credit students access to college-managed e-mail, the Internet, and many software packages in a quality academic learning environment.

Course Fees

Certain courses require fees for laboratory use, licensing, Internet service provider, etc. These fees are identified in the Credit Class Schedule; tuition and fee waivers generally do not apply.

E-learning Fee

A fee of $10.50 per credit, up to $52.50 (maximum) for a 5-credit online class pays for services, supports, infrastructure and software licensing.

E-learning Waiver

NON-RESIDENT students enrolled in only online classes may be eligible for a tuition reduction. For more information, call Enrollment Services at (425) 564-2222 or e-mail enrollment@bellevuecollege.edu and ask about the “e-Learning Waiver”. The e-Learning waiver is limited to students who are US citizens or permanent residents.

CreditsLower-division tuition amount
Upper-division tuition amount
1-10118.89 per credit219.08 per credit
11-1852.80 per credit10.95 per credit
19+94.36 per credit194.55 per credit

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Costs for Self-Support Programs

Tuition for Self-Support Credit Programs

Some programs are self-supporting – that is, they do not receive state funding. They have their own tuition structures and do not grant tuition and fee waivers. Students pay the full tuition and fees, regardless of residency status. Self-support fees are listed with courses in the quarterly Credit Class Schedule.

Continuing Education

Fees for Continuing Education classes are listed in the quarterly Continuing Education schedule. Residency in Washington State is not required for some of these classes; in these cases, all students are charged the same stated fees regardless of residency status.

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Methods of Payment

Tuition and fees may be paid with

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • check
  • cash

Contact the Cashier’s Office for more information.

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Tuition and Fee Refunds

Refunds are authorized by the Washington State Legislature. The college policy offers the maximum refunds allowed by state law. Refunds are paid when a credit student withdraws from the college or when a credit student withdraws from course(s). The amount refunded will be based on course(s) withdrawn. There is a $10.00 processing fee for refunds.

Refunds are generally processed after the 3rd day of the quarter, but an expedited refund may be requested by filling out the online expedited refund request form (login required).

Certain fees are non-refundable

  • Students withdrawn for disciplinary reasons will not be eligible for a refund.
  • The refund policy does not apply to self-support courses or to noncredit Continuing Education courses (these courses may have a separate refund procedure; students should check the Continuing Education website for details).
  • Tuition refunds for students receiving financial aid are processed by the Financial Aid Office and are generally returned to the program which paid the tuition.
  • Complete withdrawals are processed using the federally-mandated Return of Title IV Funds for federal financial aid and a similar return occurs for state financial aid.

The college begins to process refunds after the third day of classes. Students may request a refund earlier by visiting or contacting cashiering. See the academic calendar for cut-off dates for 100% and 50% refunds. The payment method for refunds is made according to the payment method used for the original payment. If the initial payment was charged to a credit card, the refund is processed back to that credit card. Cash and check payments are refunded by check. No checks will be processed for refunds that are less than $25; refund balances may be applied to future quarters, unless the original payment was made by a third party with other instructions. Outstanding debts to the college will be deducted from refunds. Any refund balance remaining after 8 quarters will be forfeited.

For fall, winter, and spring quarters, withdrawals are refunded as follows:

  • 100% refund (minus $10.00 fee) through the fifth instructional day of the quarter
  • 50% refund (minus $10.00 fee) through the 20th calendar day of the quarter
  • No refunds are given after the 20th calendar day

Note: Days are prorated for summer quarter and for classes with non-standard start/end dates.

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Drop for Nonpayment

Registration is not complete until payment is made. Classes may be dropped by the Registration Office for nonpayment of tuition and course related fees, including returned check and/or credit cards.

If you are dropped from classes for nonpayment, the college will notify you by email to your official BC email address.. A withdrawal fee will be charged and must be paid if you have ever been dropped for nonpayment in the past.

Related policy: (Policy #7250)

2018 – 2019 are draft rates pending final approval. Rates will be effective starting Fall quarter 2018.

Lower Division Courses (299 & below)Upper Division Courses (300 & above)
CreditsResidentNon-ResidentResident (State-Support)Non-Resident
1-10107.40 per credit284.82 per credit209.60 per credit608.57 per credit
11-18 $107.40 for first 10 credits plus 53.17 per credit 11-18$2848.20 for first 10 credits plus 60.39 per credit 11-18$2096.00 for first 10 credits plus 10.48 per credit 11-18$6085.70 for first 10 credits plus 11.22 per credit 11-18
19+ 96.36 per additional credit beyond 18273.78 per additional credit beyond 18198.56 per additional credit beyond 18597.53 per additional credit beyond 18

Please note that all tuition and fee rates are subject to change by the Board of Trustees and/or the Washington State Legislature. Additional fees are described below.

Fees

Comprehensive fee

A student voted $1.50 per credit fee ($15 maximum per quarter) is used to provide services for no additional charge. These services include (but are not limited to) transportation management, unofficial transcripts, and a catalog.

Student Transportation Fee (Garage Debt Payments)

A student voted $1.70 per credit fee ($17 maximum per quarter) to support the funding for the college parking garage and subsidize student bus passes.

Environmental Sustainability Fee

A fee of $1.00 per credit ($10 maximum per quarter). A student-body-initiated fee to fund environmental projects.

Technology fee

The technology fee ($3.50 per 1-10 credits and $3.50 per credit beyond 18) ensures credit students access to college-managed e-mail, the Internet, and many software packages in a quality academic learning environment.

Course Fees

Certain courses require fees for laboratory use, licensing, Internet service provider, etc. These fees are identified in the Credit Class Schedule; tuition and fee waivers generally do not apply.

E-learning Fee

A fee of $10.50 per credit, up to $52.50 (maximum) for a 5-credit online class pays for services, supports, infrastructure and software licensing.

E-learning Waiver

NON-RESIDENT students enrolled in only online classes may be eligible for a tuition reduction. For more information, call Enrollment Services at (425) 564-2222 or e-mail enrollment@bellevuecollege.edu and ask about the “e-Learning Waiver”.

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Costs for Self-Support Programs

Tuition for Self-Support Credit Programs

Some programs are self-supporting – that is, they do not receive state funding. They have their own tuition structures and do not grant tuition and fee waivers. Students pay the full tuition and fees, regardless of residency status. Self-support fees are listed with courses in the quarterly Credit Class Schedule. Self-support credit programs include upper division Interior Design, Alcohol & Drug Counseling and Fire Science.

Continuing Education

Fees for Continuing Education classes are listed in the quarterly Continuing Education schedule. Residency in Washington State is not required for some of these classes; in these cases, all students are charged the same stated fees regardless of residency status.

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Methods of Payment

Tuition and fees may be paid with

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • check
  • cash

Contact the Cashier’s Office for more information.

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Tuition and Fee Refunds

Refunds are authorized by the Washington State Legislature. The college policy offers the maximum refunds allowed by state law. Refunds are paid when a credit student withdraws from the college or when a credit student withdraws from course(s). The amount refunded will be based on course(s) withdrawn. There is a $10.00 processing fee for refunds.

Refunds are generally processed after the 3rd day of the quarter, but an expedited refund may be requested by filling out the online expedited refund request form (login required).

Certain fees are non-refundable

  • Students withdrawn for disciplinary reasons will not be eligible for a refund.
  • The refund policy does not apply to self-support courses or to noncredit Continuing Education courses (these courses may have a separate refund procedure; students should check the Continuing Education website for details).
  • Tuition refunds for students receiving financial aid are processed by the Financial Aid Office and are generally returned to the program which paid the tuition.
  • Complete withdrawals are processed using the federally-mandated Return of Title IV Funds for federal financial aid and a similar return occurs for state financial aid.

The college begins to process refunds after the third day of classes. Students may request a refund earlier by visiting or contacting cashiering. See the academic calendar for cut-off dates for 100% and 50% refunds. The payment method for refunds is made according to the payment method used for the original payment. If the initial payment was charged to a credit card, the refund is processed back to that credit card. Cash and check payments are refunded by check. No checks will be processed for refunds that are less than $25; refund balances may be applied to future quarters, unless the original payment was made by a third party with other instructions. Outstanding debts to the college will be deducted from refunds. Any refund balance remaining after 8 quarters will be forfeited.

For fall, winter, and spring quarters, withdrawals are refunded as follows:

  • 100% refund (minus $10.00 fee) through the fifth instructional day of the quarter
  • 50% refund (minus $10.00 fee) through the 20th calendar day of the quarter
  • No refunds are given after the 20th calendar day

Note: Days are prorated for summer quarter and for classes with non-standard start/end dates.

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Drop for Nonpayment

Registration is not complete until payment is made. Classes may be dropped by the Registration Office for nonpayment of tuition and course related fees, including returned check and/or credit cards.

If you are dropped from classes for nonpayment, the college will notify you by email to your official BC email address.. A withdrawal fee will be charged and must be paid if you have ever been dropped for nonpayment in the past.

Related policy: (Policy #7250)

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