State Employee Tuition Waiver

This waiver is limited to permanent and at least half-time state employees as defined by RCW 41.06 and 25B.15.558. To determine if eligible, state employees should consult their HR representative.

This waiver is used only for classes with space available one business day prior to the start of the upcoming quarter. Bellevue College employees using the waiver must wait to register until 8:00 am one business day prior to the start of the upcoming quarter, or obtain instructor permission during the late registration period. (See the academic calendar for exact dates). Other state employees must wait to register until 12:00 pm one business day prior to the start of the quarter.

State employee students forfeit the waiver option if they register before the designated time, even if they later drop the class from their registration record.

  • Recipients must be admitted to the college and pay the application fee if not previously admitted
  • Students pay a $5 per class fee, and all other class and college fees connected with being a student
    • Class fees can be found on the class in the quarterly class schedule
    • College fees can be found on the Tuition and Fees website and typically run from $38 – $95 for a five credit class (based on spring 2021)
  • Limited to two classes per quarter
  • Applies to state support classes only. Self-support programs and classes include continuing education, Tombolo institute, OLS and translation & interpretation.
  • Bellevue College employees receive priority registration over other state employees

Process: Download and complete the online Washington State Employees Tuition Waiver Request form, located on the online services page of the Bellevue College website. Submit the form to Student Central at least two days prior to the start of the quarter using the online Tuition Waiver Documentation Submission process. If registration occurs after submission of the Waiver Request Form, contact Enrollment Services using the online help request ticket system.

Last Updated December 14, 2022