Financial Aid

For many students, making the decision to attend college is an easy one. However, some might worry about how to pay for your education, from tuition to books and supplies. The Financial Aid Office is your go-to resource for learning about the various types of financial assistance available.

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Financial Aid Office Information 

Bates’ School Code: 012259
Bates’ Tax ID#: 91-1526457.

Financial Aid
Room A208
1101 S. Yakima
Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: 253.680.7020
Fax: 253.680.7021


Room A208 
South Campus – Financial Aid 
Room A100E 
Central Campus– Financial Aid 
Monday 8 am – 4:30 pm Closed Closed
Tuesday 8 am – 4:30 pm 8 am – 4:30 pm Closed
Wednesday 8 am – 4:30 pm 8 am – 4:30 pm Closed
Thursday 8 am – 4:30 pm 8 am – 4:30 pm Closed
Friday Closed Closed Closed
*Central campus hours are to be determined


Staff Qualifications:

Bates technical college Financial Aid staff participate in annual training through the Nation Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators(NASFAA), the Washington Financial Aid Association (WFAA), Federal Student Aid (FSA) an office of the U.S. Department of Education, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), and the Washington State Board of Community and Technical College (WSBCTC).

In addition, all VA Certifying officials participate in training through the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), the Department of Defense, the Work Force Training Board, Veteran Affairs, and the Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists (WAVES).

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Last Modified: 10/01/2021

Student services will be reduced May 9-20 for ctcLink implementation. Programs, courses, library, tutoring and student activities will continue as scheduled. Students can still email offices or drop off paperwork. Offices will reopen for full service on Monday, May 23.