Public Disclosure and Consumer Information

As a student or potential student, you have the right to know information regarding Bates Technical College. The following is a list of consumer information required by State or Federal regulations, or relevant policies and procedures and where to find it:


Bias-motivated Incident Reporting Plan

Campus Public Safety

Clery Act Statistics

College Policies

Complaint Procedures (pdf)
See page 8 of the Student Handbook for Grade and Academic Dismissal Complaint Procedures. 

Consumer Protection (Title IV) Student Complaint Process
Notification of Title IV Student Complaint Process The Higher Education Act (HEA) prohibits an institution of higher education from engaging in a “substantial misrepresentation of the nature of its educational program, its financial charges, or the employability of its graduates.” 20 U.S.C. §1094(c)(3)(A). Further, each state must have “a process to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning the institution including enforcing applicable state laws.”  34 C.F.R. § 600.9. The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) maintains a process to investigate complaints of this nature brought by community and technical college students in the state of Washington. For information, contact SBCTC Student Services, PO Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495,, 360-704-4315 or visit

College Catalog

Disability Support Services
Your rights and how to access services

Discrimination or Harassment Reporting Procedures and Forms
Related information:

Emergency Notification

Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Financial Aid Default Rate

HB 1795 Disclosure/State Support Letter (pdf)

FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

The table below shows the primary sources of operating funds received by Bates Technical college

Institutional Revenue

StateGrants and ContractsLocalTuitionTotal
$           24,606,925$                        6,492,445$             2,757,147$             2,336,530$           36,193,047

Tuition revenue, as defined by RCW 28B.15.020, included Building Fee and the Operating Fee. Building Fee revenue is appropriated by the legislature specifically for buildings, equipment, maintenance and other capital projects. The table below shows the major activities supported by Operating fee revenue in FY 2021.


InstructionPrimary Academic


LibraryStudent ServicesInstitutional


Plant OperationsTotal
$             1,024,347$                 727,955$                               32,016$                 206,940$                   37,459$                 307,813$             2,336,530


Student Incident/Grievance Reporting (pdf)

Limitation of Liability

Net Price Calculator

Privacy Policy

Public Information Requests (pdf)

Security Report(pdf)

Student Handbook (pdf) 

Student Rights and Responsibilities
See page 26 of the Student Handbook.

Student Transfer Rights & Responsibilities (pdf)


Tuition and Fees

Title IX and Clery Act intersection

Voter Registration Information

Website Accessibility

Whistleblower Act


Bates Technical College has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information throughout this web site. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Changes may apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are currently enrolled. Nothing contained in this website shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights.

 We encourage readers to contact the college or appropriate office to obtain current information.