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Important Financial Aid Announcement 2/9/2023

Processing Times

The processing time for financial aid awards for the 22-23 school year can take up to 13 weeks from the completion of a financial aid file. A completed file includes a valid FAFSA/WASFA and submission of all requested forms or documentation such as Institutional form, taxes, citizenship proof, etc.

Financial Aid at CPTC

When you invest in your education at CPTC, you invest in yourself and your future success. The skills and training you receive add real, significant value to your employment and educational opportunities. If you think you might have difficulty paying for your education at CPTC, we encourage you to apply for financial aid.

Priority Processing Deadlines

To ensure that all requirements are met, students should apply at least three months before the deadline for the quarter they want to start school, or two weeks at the very minimum.

All required items shown in the Financial Aid Student Portal (for example Data Sheet, Verification Worksheet, IRS 1040 tax return form, etc.) must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office no later than 5:00 pm on the priority processing deadline dates. Past priority processing deadlines academic year may be in the Academic Catalog

NOTICE: Students who do not complete their financial aid files by the deadlines above are responsible for payment of their tuition/fees and any books/supplies/tools that are needed before their file is awarded.
For other payment options such as the tuition installment plan or Workforce Education funding, please visit Ways to Pay For CPTC.


drop box

For your convenience, a secure drop box to drop off your financial aid, registration, admissions and veterans office paperwork is available just outside of Building 17.

Located near the overhang, to the right of the main building entrance, contents are picked up daily from a secure location inside the building. Please don't drop your homework in here. It won't get where it needs to go.


To ensure that all requirements are met, students should apply at least three months before the deadline for the quarter they want to start school, or two weeks at the very minimum. If you're interested in applying for student loans to assist with the cost of attendance, be sure to complete the Direct Stafford Loan required counseling(s) and sign a Master Promissory Note.


To receive financial aid you must meet basic eligibility requirements and academic progress standards. To pay in-state tuition rates you must meet Washington residency requirements.


We provide tools to figure out what type of financial aid you should pursue and to estimate how much your CPTC education will cost.


In addition to grants offered through Financial Aid, many scholarships are available through community organizations and service groups.


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Office Hours

OPEN 7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday
CLOSED Fridays

Federal school code: 015984
FAX: 253-589-5618

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