Financial Aid & Scholarships

Our physical office is closed to the public. We're available by phone and email Monday through Friday. Learn more by visiting the Coronavirus Update page.

COVID-19 Emergency Aid

If you are experiencing financial hardship due to coronavirus, and need assistance with food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or child-care expenses, please submit the Emergency Relief Aid Request Form to the Financial Aid Office. If you have any questions, please email financialaid@rtc.edu or call (425) 235-5841.

CARES Act Funds Reports

Financial Aid

The primary objective of financial aid is to assist students and their parents in meeting basic educational costs. All financial aid programs at Renton Technical College are administered in accordance with established state and federal regulations and policies. At the core of these policies is the belief that financing a student's education is the primary responsibility of the student and his/her family. If combined resources are not sufficient to cover expenses, a student may be eligible for financial aid. A student's financial aid award is based on a demonstrated financial need. That is calculated as follows:

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = FINANCIAL AID NEEDED

FAFSA


Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities at Renton Technical College are offered quarterly by the RTC Foundation. These funds are generously donated by individuals, organizations, and companies committed to student success. To find out more information about scholarships, please see the Foundation Scholarship page.


Financial Aid Processing Priority Date:

Students must complete FAFSA/WASFA and submit all required documents to the Financial Aid Office. If students meet the priority date, their files will be reviewed/processed and their financial aid eligibility will be notified before the quarter starts.

  • Summer quarter 2021: May 7, 2021 
  • Fall quarter 2021: July 16, 2021
  • Winter quarter 2022: November 5, 2021 
  • Spring quarter 2022: February 4, 2022 

Tuition Hold:

  • Files completed and show financial aid eligibility: Students will receive notification about their file status via RTC student email.
  • Students who are not eligible for aid will be notified and are responsible to make payment arrangements with the Cashiering Office or look for alternative resources to pay for tuition/fees.

Financial Aid Check Disbursement:

Students must refer to their Financial Aid Offer Notification that is sent to their RTC student email to find out their scheduled disbursement dates, if applicable.


Contact


Our financial aid office is currently experiencing delays in replying to emails and voicemails due to a high number of inquiries, files to process, and new academic year transition. Our team will do our best to serve and assist you in a timely manner.

Our current service hours and contact information:

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: by appointment only

Phone: (425) 235-5841
Fax: (425) 235-2434
Email: financialaid@rtc.edu


Zoom Sessions

For general questions:

  • Monday through Thursday:
    • Morning Session: 9-11 a.m.
    • Evening Session: 2-4 p.m.
  • Meeting ID: 962 4916 1892
  • Phone: (253) 215-8782
  • Link: Join via Zoom

For FAFSA/WASFA Application Help:

  • Evening Session: Monday through Thursday: 2-4 p.m.
  • Meeting ID: 962 4916 1892
  • Link: Join via Zoom

Location
Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, Building I

Address
Financial Aid Office
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth Street
Renton, WA. 98056