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 COVID 19 CARES Act Emergency Aid Inquiry form to the Financial Aid Office.If you have any questions, please us at financialaid@rtc.edu or (425) 235-5841.

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.


Important Financial Aid Deadlines for 2020-2021

THE DEADLINES TO HAVE A COMPLETED FILE* TO BE PAID ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TERMS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • 2020 Summer quarter: May 29, 2020
  • 2020 Fall quarter: July 24, 2020
  • 2021 Winter quarter: November 6, 2020
  • 2021 Spring quarter: February 5, 2021

*A completed file is one that has been screened and no further documents are required.


Important Financial Aid Deadlines for 2019-2020

THE DEADLINES TO HAVE A COMPLETED FILE* TO BE PAID ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TERMS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • 2019 Summer quarter: May 1, 2019
  • 2019 Fall quarter: July 1, 2019
  • 2020 Winter quarter: November 1, 2019
  • 2020 Spring quarter: February 3, 2020

*A completed file is one that has been screened and no further documents are required.


Contact


Our financial aid office is currently experiencing delays in replying to emails, texts, 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: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: closed

Phone: (425) 235-5841
Text: (425) 902-5266
Fax: (425) 235-2434
Email: financialaid@rtc.edu

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