How do I pay fees?

You can pay your Running Start Fees online or in person at the Cashier Window, Laidlaw Center. Click here for Cashier's hours.

 

What does Running Start give me for free?

Running Start pays for tuition your college level credits, $111.17 per credit. Depending on how many classes you are taking at high school, Running Start can give you up to 15 credits of free tuition (saving you $1,486 per quarter).

 

Why do I have to pay fees?

Fees cover essential services like technology for campus and the Learning Center; and student-approved services like the Student Recreation Center.

 

What's on my bill?

  • School Fees
    • $12.32 per credit for credits 1-10, and $6.32 per credit for credits 11-15
    • These fees can be waived (see below)*
  • Bus Pass
    • $20 flat fee
    • This fee can be waived (see below)*
  • Lab & Materials Fees (only if you are in these classes)
    • Art and Art-Graphics classes – $15-$25,
    • Science lab classes – $20-$30,
    • Nursing 100 – $75
    • Dance – $25
    • CIS – $15-$25
    • PE 126 – $20
    • Other miscellaneous courses
    • These fees cannot be waived
  • Tuition if you are enrolled in "too many" credits
    • Enrolled in more credits than your eligibility (i.e. more than 15 credits)
    • $111.17 per regular credit, $115 per online credit.
    • These fees can be waived (see below)*
  • Tuition if you are enrolled in classes numbered 99 or lower
    • Example: Math 98
    • These fees cannot be waived

*How do I get charges waived?

Fees can only be waived for certain students. If you get free or reduced lunch, receive state or federal aid such as healthcare, or are a foster youth, some fees are waived. Fill out a purple fee waiver form in the Running Start office.  

 

What are examples of some totals I might owe?

  • $81.60 if you are enrolled in 5 credits (one class)
  • $143.20 if you are enrolled in 10 credits (two classes)
  • $174.80 if you are enrolled in 15 credits (three classes)
  • $204.80 if you are enrolled in three classes and one of them is a science class.

To see this information in a table, click here.