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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA 4-Year Public
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Renton Technical College Tuition Information

In 2016, tuition for full-time Renton Technical College students was $3,781 a year for in-state students and $4,241 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.

Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

For information on Renton Technical College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Renton Technical College

Renton Technical College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,781 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.

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Renton Technical College International Student Tuition

Tuition at Renton Technical College is the same for each student.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.


Renton Technical College Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Renton Technical College.

House and Food Costs at Renton Technical College

Renton Technical College does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however you should take into account the cost of off-campus housing when comparing the cost of various schools

Board costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Renton Technical College?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Renton Technical College

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city is usually pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Renton Technical College campus is located in a suburb in Washington, near Seattle.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Renton Technical College


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Renton Technical College.

Total Cost of Renton Technical College

What will the cost of attending Renton Technical College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $3,781
Out-of-State Tuition $4,241

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Renton Technical College Financial Aid


Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Renton Technical College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Renton Technical College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

Renton Technical College Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Renton Technical College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Renton Technical College seem more manageable.

What will attending Renton Technical College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Renton Technical College's net cost calculator on their website.

Renton Technical College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Renton Technical College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Renton Technical College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.

Renton Technical College's endowment was valued at $800000 thousand in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million.


Learn More About Renton Technical College


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Renton Technical College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$6,613

In State

$7,073

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,781
$4,241
Fees
$1,890
$1,890
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$942
$942

Renton Technical College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,214

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,671

Out-of-State

$6,131

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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