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Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute Tuition & Cost

Bellingham, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Bellingham Technical College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$1,146
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,200
Other Expenses Budget$3,600

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Bellingham Technical College on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $18,714 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $2,688 for tuition, $10,200 room and board, $1,080 for books and supplies and $1,146 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Bellingham Technical College is $3,184, the same as Washington residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Bellingham Technical College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Bellingham Technical College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,787
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for Bellingham Technical College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,787 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

50% of full-time undergrad Bellingham Technical College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,493 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 17% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,344.

Finanical Aid Bellingham Technical College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,493 50%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $220 17%
Pell Grants $3,133 50%
Other Federal Grants $650 8%
State and Local Grants $1,414 42%
Federal Student Loans $3,344 17%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Bellingham Technical College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,456. The loan balance of $13,456 is a two year multiple of the $6,728 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $128 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $13,456
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $128.39
Total Interest Paid $1,950.21
Sum of All Loan Payments $15,406.21

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $19,210
2 $20,555

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Bellingham Technical College to be $37,428 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Bellingham Technical College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $75 $225 $300
All Residents $88 $264 $352

Estimated cost for a class at Bellingham Technical College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Bellingham Technical College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Bellingham Technical College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234696 IPEDS survey data for Bellingham Technical College.