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Financial Aid

When you invest in your education at CPTC you invest in yourself and your future success. The skills and training your 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.


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.

Student in chemistry class holding notebook


Student taking notes

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.

Student in chemistry class holding notebook


Student looking at bulletin board

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

Attention Students:
You may notice over the next few weeks an unexpected disbursement of funds. The Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA) funds for qualifying students provides targeted relief funds to students who are incurring the highest cost of attendance (COA). We encourage you to utilize these funds to support your educational journey. Please see

Important Note for Students on Financial Aid Suspension:

At this time, it may appear as if your tuition and fees for Spring Quarter have been covered. However, if you have not completed a Financial Aid Appeal by the 5th day of the quarter, April 9, 2021, you may be dropped from your classes for non-payment. Please plan to submit an appeal or make alternate arrangements to pay your tuition balance. Please check out the Tuition Installment Plan for more information or Contact Student Aid & Scholarships at:

On behalf of the CRRSAA Student Funding Committee and the Student Career & Financial Services Pillar, we thank you for your attention to this matter.


In addition to grants offered through Financial Aid, many scholarships are available through community organizations and service groups. Check the bulletin board outside of CPTC Financial Aid (Building 17).

Cosmetology student receiving scholarship