Tuition and fee rates are set by the Washington State Legislature, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Board of Trustees at Renton Technical College (RTC). RTC reserves the right to change the fees without notice and change tuition rates to comply with State regulations.

Tuition and Fee Payment

There are several ways to pay your tuition and fees.

The most convenient way to pay is online via the ctcLink Student Homepage. You can also choose to pay in person, by phone, or can enroll in the Payment plan.

Make sure you meet the appropriate deadlines to ensure you stay enrolled in your classes. Tuition due dates are posted on the Academic Calendar.

Students who have not made arrangements to pay in full by the deadline will be dropped from classes. If you are dropped for nonpayment, contact to request to be added back to your classes. In order to re-enroll in classes, you must immediately pay your balance in full or complete all missing financial aid requirements.

  • Log in to ctcLink using your ctcLink ID. 
  • We accept MasterCard, Visa, or a combined Credit/Debit card.
  • Need help in understanding how to make payments in ctclink? View our tutorial.

Pay tuition and fees at the Cashiering office in person.  We accept Cash, Checks, MasterCard and Visa cards. 

Cashiering Office 
Building I, Student Success Center 

Click here for Cashiering Office hours.

Cashiering office can accept payments by phone at425-235-2300. If you reach our voicemail, please leave your first and last name, student ID number, and phone number. We will contact you as soon as possible. Click here for Cashiering Office hours.

The Payment Plan allows students to divide tuition into three payments for Fall, Winter, Spring quarters and two payments for Summer quarter. A non-refundable $25 Payment Plan Enrollment fee is added to the Payment Plan. Please see the Academic Calendar for tuition due dates.

Students waiting for Financial Aid status may choose to enroll in the Payment Plan. Please note the first payment must be made in full, including $25 Payment Plan enrollment fee. 

How to enroll in the Payment Plan:

  • Register for classes 
  • Self-enroll in the Payment Plan via ctcLink before the tuition due date.
  • Each quarter, you must enroll in the new Payment Plan before making your first payment. 
  • Follow the published payment due dates from RTC Academic Calendar
  • Use this tutorial on how to Enroll in a Payment Plan through the Financial Account tile on the ctcLink Student Homepage. 

Payment Plan Schedule:

Quarter Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
First Payment Due June 25, 2024 Aug. 19, 2024 Dec. 9, 2024 March 10, 2025
Second Payment Due None Sept. 18, 2024 Jan. 8, 2025 April 9, 2025
Last Payment Due July 25, 2024 Oct. 21, 2024 Feb. 10, 2025 May 12, 2025

For more information on enrolling in a Payment Plan or making a payment, contact the Cashier’s office. 

Contact information: 

Cashiering Office 
Building I, Student Success Center 

Click here for Cashiering Office hours.