Tuition Assistance

Welcome to Bellevue College! Below are some initial steps that will guide you through applying to Bellevue College, as well as additional information concerning tuition assistance and MyCAA. If you have any questions along the way, just ask and we’re happy to help!

Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDEThis dynamic information and comparison tool is designed specifically to aid participants of DoD’s Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs.

*Due to the way payments with these benefits work, it’s very important that you remember to contact the Veterans Resource Center every quarter so that a hold can be placed on your classes while awaiting payment.

Step 1

Apply for admission to Bellevue College

  • Apply Online
  • Your application may take one to two weeks to process. Once accepted, you will receive an email containing your ctcLink ID.

Step 2

Create your BC email account (NetID)

Your NetID is your login information for email, computer labs, online classes, and much more! As soon as you receive your acceptance from BC with your ctcLink ID, you will need to create this login.

Step 3

Complete a New Student Intake Form

The Veterans Resource Center is your primary resource for VA education benefits, financial aid, and enrollment information. In order to make sure you’re receiving the benefits available to you, it’s important that you register with this office and provide the necessary documents.

Step 4

Submit college and military transcripts

Bellevue College is committed to providing you with credit for prior college training and military service. For a credit review, request official transcripts from your prior college(s) and/or military service, and submit a Transfer Credit Review request. Transcripts can be sent to:

Bellevue College
ATTN: Student Central/Enrollment Services U112
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

Step 5

Complete assessment testing or clear prerequisites

Many courses require placement into English or Math, or require you to show completion of these courses at a prior school. Be sure to get this process done early, to avoid any delay in registering for the classes you need. This is also important before meeting with an academic advisor, so that they can create as accurate a plan as possible for your program.

Step 6

Complete New Student Orientation (NSO) and New Student Enrollment (NSE)

New Student Orientation (NSO) and New Student Enrollment (NSE) is required for all new to Bellevue College, degree-seeking students.

NSO helps you:

  • Find a career or BC pathway based on your interests
  • Find campus support services
  • Learn how and when to pay for classes
  • Understand the rules, and processes that make BC a safe, creative, and positive learning community.

NSE helps you:

  • Find your program of study and degree requirements
  • Learn how to search and enroll in classes
  • Learn about expectations and college terms you will hear
  • Understand college processes and how to be successful

*If you have prior college experience, please email to request waiving one or both of these requirements.

Step 7

Register for your classes

After determining what classes you need to take, it’s time to register.

View: How to Enroll in Classes

As a veteran, you are eligible for extended payment deadlines. You may see a “hold” on your account, which indicates that your classes are being held in place for you, beyond the standard tuition payment deadline. Classes will typically be held through the first few days of the quarter, by which point you will need to ensure you’ve set up payment arrangements.

Step 8

Request TA or MyCAA payment authorization

While you’ve likely already begun researching tuition assistance or MyCAA, you may not be able to request authorization for payment until you’ve registered for your classes and can submit your enrollment to the appropriate party. Here are some helpful links to apply for that funding:

Once approved, please remember to submit a copy of your approval to the Veterans Resource Center or Student Financial Services.

Last Updated March 18, 2024