Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance includes all fees that are due for the standard WATR Center 12-week program. There are NO HIDDEN COSTS -- this is the exact amount that you will be paying.

Please note, there are no refunds after the first day of class.

2022–23 WATR Center Cost of Attendance

Certificate Cost
Manufacturing Core Certificate

Pay for and pass the Manufacturing Core before paying for specialty certificate(s).

*High school students who have successfully earned a CorePlus Aerospace Certificate may test out of the Manufacturing Core for free.

Speciality Certificate


WATR Center Program Total Cost


+ $3,200 for each additional Specialty Certificate taken

How to Pay

Split it up into two easy payments!

1. Pay for the Manufacturing Core Certificate

2. Pay for your Specialty Certificate AFTER you pass the Manufacturing Core Certificate

3. Pay for each additional Specialty Certificate before class start date. Note: you are not required to take more than one Specialty Certificate during your time at the WATR Center. However, many students choose to take more than one specialty in order to broaden their skillset and increase employability. If you choose to take more than one specialty, you do NOT have to pay for the the Manufacturing Core additional times. Specialties also cannot be taken concurrently.

Financial Assistance

There are many loan programs, scholarships, and organizations that would like to help you pay for your training. View them here.

Note: because WATR Center offers short-term training programs, it is not eligible for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, Washington state specifically created the Aerospace Loan Program (ALP)  to help WATR students with financial aid.