We want to make CPTC as accessible as possible, and finances are one of the biggest barriers that students face.
We provide a number of different ways to pay for your education at CPTC — browse through the options below to find out more.
If you think you might have difficulty paying for you education at CPTC, we encourage you to apply for financial aid. Our financial aid page will guide you through the process of applying for financial aid.
To receive financial aid, you must complete your FAFSA. Visit the financial aid application page for details.
The Opportunity Grant allows low-income students to earn up to 45 credits in a high-wage and high-demand job-training program. To get started, please contact the Workforce Development Eligibility Office at 253-589-4311 or visit Building 16, Room 105.
The Clover Park Technical College Foundation provides financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.
Nelnet Payment Plan
The Nelnet payment plan allows Clover Park Technical College students to arrange to pay their tuition in monthly payments.
NOTE: If you are registering for classes and signing up for Nelnet on the same day, please contact the business office at 253-589-4313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down payments made through Nelnet are not received by the college on the same day. Failure to contact the business office could result in being dropped for non-payment when registering after the tuition due date.
Military Tuition Assistance, MYCAA, and GoArmy Ed.
Veterans, spouses and active duty personnel should contact the education officer at JBLM or their current duty station to determine eligibility requirements and to obtain the appropriate funding documentation. Once this step is complete the CPTC student accounts representative is available to answer additional questions from 7:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday in Building 17, Room 103 - Office E or at 253-589-5663.
Most programs offered by CPTC are fully approved for benefits under the new GI Bill and the old GI Bill. Visit our Veterans page to learn more.
Some agencies and employers will make agreements with students to fund part or all of a student's tuition and fees. Funded students must have their agency contract approved and mailed or faxed to the 3rd party Agency Funded Accountant before starting class. If an agency is paying the assessment fee and/or the program admission fee, the student should take their contract to the 3rd party Agency prior to testing.
All 3rd party agency correspondence should be given directly to Cindy Rainier – 3rd party Agency Funded Accountant
Please Contact Cindy at
Bldg. 17 Rm. 103 E
M-F: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Basic Food, Employment and Training (BFET) provides employment training and services to individuals who receive Basic Food benefits (SNAP) or who are eligible to apply for Basic Food benefits. To get started, please contact the Workforce Development Eligibility Office at 253-589-4311 or visit Building 16, Room 105.
The Worker Retraining program may be able to provide financial support to cover the cost of tuition and books for qualified dislocated workers who have received unemployment benefits or Veterans separated honorably from the U.S. Armed Services in the last 24 months. To get started, please contact the Workforce Development Eligibility Office at 253-589-4311 or visit Building 16, Room 105.
WorkFirst Work Study
Funds may be available to WorkFirst Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) parents for part-time employment while they are college students. To get started, please contact the Workforce Development Eligibility Office at 253-589-4311 or visit Building 16, Room 105.
Start Next Quarter
You may pre-qualify for college funding.
Visit Start Next Quarter for more information.