Student Printing

Printing Basics

Every Cascadia student receives a standard printing allocation of $24.00 per quarter which equates to approximately 600 black-and-white pages (at .04 per page) or 120 color pages (at .20 per page). If you use up your allocation, you can buy additional printing in Kodiak Corner.


In order to use your printing allowance, you must be logged in on a Cascadia computer (printing from personal devices is not currently available). In order to use a Cascadia computer, you must know your Cascadia Network Account. If you don't know your Cascadia Network account credentials, please see the Accessing Accounts webpage for information on those credentials. If you need additional assistance in accessing your account, you can get assistance at the Information Services Helpdesk.


Printers for student use can be found in the  Learning Center, campus computer labs and all of the Student Breakouts on campus. When you log into a PC, Cascadia's systems automatically detect where the closest printer to you is located and sets that printer as your default printer. Most student printers are black and white print only and default to two-sided printing. The Learning Center has two large color printers that are available for student use.


You may also use the printers in The Bock Learning Center and Baker breakouts to make copies using your ctcLink ID and your printing allocation (cost is the same as printing).

How Your Allowance Works

  1. Log into a Cascadia computer using your Cascadia Network Account
  2. When you click print (from any application), you will see a window with the "cost" to print the requested document. You will have the option to either "Print" and print the document or "Cancel" and cancel the print request.Your allowance will not be charged for print jobs that do not actually print.
    screenshot of PaperCut Print Job Notification
    Print Job Notification
  3. If you have adequate funds in your allowance, your document prints as requested.
  4. If you do not have adequate funds in your allowance, you receive the message that states "Printing Denied" and your print will not work.
    screenshot of Cannot Print! Pop-up
    Printing Denied pop-up

    You can additionally check your balance by clicking on the PaperCut icon in the lower right task bar :

    screenshot of PaperCut Print Balance
    PaperCut icon with a negative balance

Reporting Other Printing Issues

The printer is out of paper

Contact the Information Services Helpdesk by visiting us on the first floor of CC2, calling 425-352-8228 (or 2-8228 from a campus phone) or emailing

The printer isn't working or is reporting low toner

Contact the Information Services Helpdesk by visiting us on the first floor of CC2, calling 425-352-8228 (or 2-8228 from a campus phone) or emailing

Your print jobs were poor quality or didn't print

Bring your print jobs and/or information on which printer you had issues with to the Information Services Helpdesk on the first floor of CC2 (you will also need to know your Cascadia Network Account user name). One of our staff can assist in refunding you for the print and also get repairs started on the problematic printer.