Paying for College

Making the investment in your education is an important decision. Check out the resources available to help your dreams become reality.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. You can find information about our tuition and fees for career training programs for residents here.

International students can visit International Student Services to find information about how to enroll.

Continuing Education

Tuition is due at time of registration for Continuing Education and Child Studies courses. Registration is on a space-available basis. Registration for classes must be complete with payment five days prior to class start date.  Child Studies occasionally offers scholarships to participants in family programs. Call 253.680.7500 to learn if you qualify.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students and their families do not necessarily need to be considered low-income to qualify for some kinds of aid, but students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for federal assistance.

Workforce Education Services

In addition to the financial aid packages and scholarships available to all students, there are some programs designed to provide aid to individuals in specific circumstances. Start here to learn about some of the special funding programs available.

Bates Foundation Scholarships

The Bates Foundation can help students pay for their education. Scholarship offerings vary from quarter to quarter and awards range from $100 to $1,000 per quarter. Scholarships are for career education students only and application deadlines are approximately eight weeks prior to the start of every quarter.

Registration and Cashiering

The Registration Office maintains student records for the college across all programs. Whether you need to register for classes, request a transcript, or register for testing, the Registration Office is here for you. 

VA Benefits

If you are using your VA education benefits at Bates, we can help. Visit this page for more details. For more veterans-related services, please visit our Student Veterans Center.