Apply for financial aid, learn about ways to pay

Posted: August 02, 2019

  • You will need your FSA ID and previous year’s tax return or W2s handy to answer the income questions. Bates Technical College’s school code is 012259.
  • Visit the Workforce Education Services page to learn about some of the special funding programs such as Worker Retraining funding, Opportunity Grant and other programs you may qualify for.
  • Bates Technical College Foundation scholarships can provide financial assistance for educational expenses. Submit an application here.

Need more help?

  • For one-on-one support completing the FAFSA/WASFA application, the EOC (Education Opportunity Center) with MDC, offers assistance in applying for financial aid. You can contact an EOC Advisor at or (253)318-4945. Students can complete an Educational Opportunity Center Enrollment Form to see if they are eligible for assistance.
  • Otterbot is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text “Hi Otter” to 360-928-7281 to help Washington students navigate financial aid for college and career education.
  • For general Financial Aid questions and help completing the FAFSA, visit our Financial Aid page to see our hours of operation.

For additional question about the financial aid, email