Lake Washington Institute of Technology has adopted Washington State Community College
tuition rates as authorized by the legislature and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).
For your convenience Lake Washington Institute of Technology allows you to pay for your tuition and fees one of several ways.
Pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express online using Student Toolbox.
Pay at the Cashier's Office located in the West Building, W201F, next to Enrollment Services. The cashier's office accepts cash, check, money order, debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express).
Mail check or money order, payable to Lake Washington Institute of Technology, to the Cashier at:
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506
Sign up for the online Student Payment Plan to make monthly payments over the duration of the quarter. See below for more information.
The Student Payment Plan at Lake Washington Institute of Technology allows for payment on an installment plan. Payments can be made in monthly installments each academic quarter. Enrollment in the plan is done quarterly. The plan is not administered by the college. Instead, you will be signing a payment plan agreement with Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc., also known as FACTS and e-Cashier.
The Student Payment Plan covers your total tuition and course fees that are charged at registration for every quarter you enroll in the program. Books, tools, and supplies cannot be paid with this plan.
There is a $15 per quarter enrollment fee due when you enroll in the plan.
You can update your banking or credit card information by going to Nelnet Business Solutions. You will need to setup an account during your first visit to the site. You can also call Nelnet Business Solutions at (800) 609-8056 to change your information.
Contact Student Accounts via phone (425) 739-8184 or email. Nelnet Business Solutions' customer service phone is (800) 609-8056.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers Tuition Waivers in accordance with state of Washington law and policies authorized by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for several categories of students including but not limited to the following:
Lake Washington Institute of Technology will waive tuition, services and activities fees for Washington State Employees employed half-time or more. This waiver is also available to teachers and other certified instructional staff employed at public, common and vocational schools, holding or seeking a valid endorsement and assignment in a state-identified shortage area. Students will be enrolled on a space available basis.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology will waive 25% of base tuition (excluding supplemental fees) for the following veteran classifications:
Please provide a copy of your DD-214 to the Enrollment Service Office, West Building, W201.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology will waive all tuition and fees for students whose parent or spouse was an eligible veteran or national guard member who 1) became totally disabled as defined in RCW 28B.15.385; or 2) who lost his or her life while engaged in active federal military or naval service; or 3) who is determined by the federal government to be a prisoner of war or missing in action.
CONDITIONS: The child must be a Washington domiciliary between the age of seventeen and twenty-six to be eligible for this waiver. A child's marital status does not affect eligibility. A surviving spouse must be a Washington domiciliary. A surviving spouse has ten years from the date of the death, total disability, or federal determination of prisoner of war or missing in action status of the eligible veteran to receive this benefit. Upon remarriage, the surviving spouse is ineligible for the waiver of all tuition and fees. Waivers will not be awarded to students participating in fee-based courses or programs. If your qualifying parent or spouse is totally disabled, he or she must not have any earned income indicated on a federal tax return.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology will waive tuition and fees for the children or surviving spouses of deceased or disabled law enforcement officers or firefighters. The officers and firefighters must have died or become totally disabled in the line of duty while employed by a public law enforcement agency, full‐time or volunteer fire department. Documentation from the Department of Retirement Systems is required. Eligible children must begin their course of study within ten years of high school graduation.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology will waive 35% of tuition for students sixty
years or older who enroll for credit. Students who enroll on an audit basis pay $5
per class (limited to two classes per quarter). Students will be enrolled on a space available basis and must be Washington state
Lake Washington Institute of Technology will waive the additional per credit operating fee charged to students in vocational preparatory programs registered for more than eighteen credits in a quarter. This waiver will be applied automatically by the college. Please allow at least 24 hours for the waiver to apply. Contact Enrollment Services, West Building, W201, if it has been over 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) and the waiver has not applied.
Non-resident students are students who are or have recently been residents of other states.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology will waive the additional operating fees charged
to nonresident students. This means that non-resident students who are or have recently
been residents of other states will pay the same amount in operating fees as Washington
state residents. This waiver will be applied automatically by the college. Please
allow at least 24 hours for the waiver to apply. Contact Enrollment Services, West Building, W201, if it has been over 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays)
and the waiver has not applied.
Many waivers are applied on a space available basis. As such students, students using this waiver will not be allowed to register for classes until after the third day of the quarter. Failure to comply with the instructions listed below will result in the student being responsible for full payment at the full per-credit tuition rate.
Go to the class of your choice on the first day of instruction. Let the instructor know that you are hoping to register under a space-available tuition waiver program. Ask the instructor if s/he feels that space "may" be available and, if so, request permission to visit the class until you can officially register (see "When to Register" below).
On the day you are permitted to register, have the instructor sign your Registration Form, giving you permission to enroll in the class, if there is space available.
Submit the Registration Form and the waiver form to Enrollment Services, West Building, W201, to complete the registration process. Tuition payment is due at the time of registration.
Students using a space available waiver may register between the 4th and 10th instructional day of the quarter. Students who register prior to the 4th day or after the 10th day of the quarter forfeit their ability to use this waiver and will be responsible for full payment at the regular per credit tuition rate.
The following are NOT eligible for space-available waivers:
A new waiver form must be completed each quarter that the waiver is used.
When registering for courses you are obligated to pay the tuition and fees for those classes on the first day of the quarter. Students are encouraged to pay at the time of registration or to enroll in the student payment plan. If you enroll in a payment plan you must withdraw by the scheduled refund dates to receive the level of refunds outlined in the college's refund policy.
Students who enroll after the first day of the quarter must pay tuition and fees at the time of registration. Students with tuition and fees that have not been received by the end of the 5th day of the quarter are subject to being dropped from classes. Unpaid balances may be subject to collections and you may be responsible for any collection and legal fees.
The federal government allows you to claim tax credits for certain educational expenses through programs known as the Lifetime Learning tax credit and the American Opportunity tax credit.
After the end of each tax year, Lake Washington Institute of Technology sends IRS form 1098-T to students who may qualify for federal tax credits. The form lists out-of-pocket tuition and related expenses.
It is the responsibility of the student or other taxpayer to determine actual eligibility for tax credits. As a college, we cannot provide you with tax advice. You may wish to find out if you might be eligible by reading information on these websites:
You may also wish to consult the IRS or a tax accountant for help. Your own check
receipts, credit card statements, or copies of receipts showing tuition and fees paid
at the time you registered may support your claim.
You can view your IRS form 1098-T statement [student ID and PIN required] online starting at the end of January each year.
However, the form that is printed and mailed to you may not reflect up-to-date information on student loans or other data.
Therefore, we strongly encourage you to double-check the dollar amount on the 1098-T form.
See the full Refund Policy for more details.
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Tuesday & Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology determines your residency status based on information you submit at the time of admission.
*Students who are U.S. Citizens or INS Permanent residents who haven't lived in Washington state for 12 months or more qualify for the Non-Resident Fee Waiver rate.
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Each credit of tuition in the table includes mandatory fees:
Please note that all tuition and fee rates are set by the Washington State Legislature, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Board of Trustees and are subject to change. LWTech reserves the right to change, without notice, any fees to comply with the state or college regulation or policies.
The college may charge other fees to cover costs such as registration, late fees, insurance, supply, and lab fees. Please check the class schedule for lab and class supply fees that apply to specific classes.