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.
State Financial Aid for DREAMers is also available.
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.
- Emergency Grants
The Clover Park Technical College Foundation provides financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.
- Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
- Undocumented Students Scholarship Opportunities
Tuition Installment Plan
TIP is beneficial to any student who is paying out of pocket or waiting for third-party funding and wants an alternative to student loans.
Upon registering for classes, our Tuition Installment Plan Specialist will personally set up your contracts, payments, and walk you through your plan.
If you set up your plan during early registration, your total tuition and fees will be divided into thirds. Later registration dates may lead to fewer payments (higher amounts). There is a one-time, non-refundable enrollment fee of $25. Late payments are assessed a one-time, non-refundable late fee of $30 per late payment.
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.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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.
Drop box is for students to drop off paperwork for financial aid, registration, admissions and veterans offices. Please do not drop any homework in the slot for your classes.
For your convenience, a drop box is available just outside of Building 17.
Located near the overhang, to the right of the main building entrance, this drop box is secure and accessible 24 hours a day. Contents are picked up daily from a secure location inside the building.