College in the High School Fee Waiver

The Fee Waiver program covers the cost of the CiHS fee for SPSCC articulated CiHS courses.

Note: The Fee Waiver does not cover the course fee for CiHS classes articulated through other colleges.


Students who are currently Free/Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) eligible (or anytime in the past five school years) may receive a Fee Waiver. Your high school will let us know if you've qualified for FRPL after your CiHS registration is complete.

If you have never applied for FRPL (or do not wish to work with the high school for FRPL status) but your household is within the income criteria for the USDA WIC program you can also qualify for the fee waiver.

Note: Choosing to not disclose FRPL status will not affect the student’s eligibility for access to College in the High School or free and reduced-priced meals or free milk at the high school.

Acceptable Documentation

If you do not have FRPL status, you'll need to submit one or a combination of these documents to the One Stop (Building 22, Olympia Campus or Building 1, Lacey Campus) to qualify for Fee Waiver.

Note: Please do not email as these documents contain sensitive, personally identifiable information.

If the student is not the one qualified for benefits in the household and is not listed on the approval, please submit supporting documentation to show the student is a dependent in the household where benefits are received (ex: BFET approval for the parent and last year's tax return showing the student listed as a dependent of that parent)

  • Approval of minor SSI benefits
  • Approval letter for food stamps (BFET), TANF benefits, or documentation of the last 3 months of benefits
  • First page of the most recent year's tax return (form 1040/1040a), showing list of dependents and total income

You must be registered for SPSCC CiHS courses in order for your fee waiver to be applied.

If you're submitting documentation in-person, let the college know that the documents are for the College in the High School program. You will receive email confirmation within 2-3 business days if follow up is needed.