Thursday, May 23, 2013

Now accepting applications....

The Opportunity Grant @RTC is currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. Applications are available at the front desks of the Financial Aid office and Student Services department. If you would like to have an application emailed or faxed to you, please contact the Opportunity Grant case manager Celva Boon.

Celva L. Boon

Opportunity Grant/ BFET Case Manager
Renton Technical College
(425)235-2352 ext. 5720-PHONE

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Great resource....

If you are wondering what your potential earnings could be based on certain jobs or job titles, check out this website:

It gives you a breakdown on average and median salaries. It also has great articles for job seekers. I you would like assistance reviewing this site please feel free to set up a 1 on 1 appointment with me.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Status of Opportunity Grant next year

Some of you may have heard that the Opportunity Grant is slated to be discontinued as part of Senate Bill 6592. Please know that the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges is working hard advocating for your program. Once more concrete details have been given to me, i will inform all of you. Please feel free to give me a call if you would to start researching alternative funding sources, such as BFET or WIAA.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Opportunity Grant has reached capacity

The Opportunity Grant has reached capacity and will not be accepting anymore applications for the 2011-2012 school year. If you have already been accepted to the program we anticipate being able to provide you with book/supplies assistance for Spring but tuition assistance will only be offered to those students who do not have federal financial aid.

Students who are intersted in Summer quarter assistance should check back in May for 2012-2013 applications.

Spring is in the air...

Spring quarter registration dates:

February 8-12: open registration for currently enrolled students
February 13: open registration for returning and new students

A few programs are already full such as Phlebotomy or Central Service Tech but others such as Accounting and Early Childhood have openings.

If you would like assistance, registering please feel free to contact me at (425)235-2352 ext. 5720.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Did you lose food as a result of January's storm?

EBT replacement benefits for food destroyed in recent power outages

Current recipients of Basic Food (food stamps) could be eligible for replacement benefits if food was destroyed by recent power outages. Clients must make their report within 10 days of the initial loss of food.

To report a loss and request benefit replacement, clients can:

Visit their local DSHS office OR
Call 1-877-501-2233

DSHS will replace the value of the amount of food lost in the disaster, up to the total amount of the customer’s monthly allotment of Basic Food.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter Quarter

Winter quarter registration is just around the corner. If you are a current Opportunity Grant student please be sure to contact me once you are ready to register. I need to put a "hold" on your classes so registration knows that you have secured funding.

If you are a potential student, please be sure that you have applied to the college and paid your $30 admission fee. You cannot register for classes or be issued a student ID # if you have not paid this fee.

If you need assistance registering, please contact me at (425)235-2352 ext. 5720. I am in the office from 7:30 am-4:00 pm.