Resources for Students

The basics for students to get up and running with ctcLink. Also, please refer to the menu items.

Do This First: Activate Your ctcLink Account

You only need to do this once. Please use a web browser to activate your account.

Note to new students: If you received your ctcLink ID number via email, you still need to activate your ctcLink account.

Here are the instructions.

  • Before you start, watch this short how-to video courtesy of Seattle Colleges:
  • Refer to the information in the carousel/slider above or the accordion boxes below for step-by-step instructions. We also have directions in multiple languages (refer to the accordion boxes below).
  • Be sure to write down your new ctcLink ID number when you get it and keep it in a safe place. You will need it to login to ctcLink.
  •  If you forget your ctcLink ID number, you can look it up on the ctcLink ID lookup here (if you have a legacy SID and PIN.)

Navigating ctcLink Mobile (HCX)

Get the Mobile App

One exciting feature of ctcLink is an app you can use on your mobile devices. Search the app store (iPhone) or play store (Android) on your mobile device for “{ctcLink}” to download and install this free app today. After you activate your ctcLink account, you’ll be able to access ctcLink directly through your mobile device using this app.

Note: You must activate your ctcLink account before using the mobile app or its web-based version.  

See instructions here.

Navigating ctcLink (Desktop/Browser)

Tips Before You Begin Using ctclink – Browser Setup

  • Do not use the back button as you navigate in ctcLink. Information from previous windows you’ve left will be lost and are not retrievable.
  • If you encounter browser issues, good first steps to address this include clearing your browser cache and allowing pop-up windows. Select the links below for How To Steps.

Enroll in a Nelnet Payment Plan

A Tuition Payment Plan allows students to make payments on their tuition over the course of a quarter. Students pay a deposit which is a 1/3 of the total amount due plus a $30.00 processing fee.
For more information please contact the business office:

Cashier: 509.426.7960

Students can set up a tuition payment plan from their ctcLink account and make payments. For more information see this guide:

Enroll in a Tuition Payment Plan