Running Start Online Orientation


Do students pay any costs associated with Running Start?


A Running Start student is responsible to pay for:

  • Courses numbering under 100
  • Credits that exceed the maximum number of minutes/credits between the high school and college*
  • College credits exceeding 15 in any one quarter
  • Courses taken during the Summer quarter
  • Fees
  • Transportation
  • Books and supplies**


*Students can elect to surpass the minutes/credit limit if they are willing to pay the appropriate college tuition and if approved by their high school counselor. Students will be charged at the standard per-credit tuition rate for credits over the approved credit maximum.


**If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch at your high school, you may be eligible for book assistance and a fee waiver through the Running Start program. Please contact our office for more information.