Running Start at SPSCC
High school juniors and seniors can earn tuition-free college credits while taking SPSCC classes in-person or online. Running Start is a statewide program that saves families hundreds of thousands of dollars toward a college degree.
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Save money on college tuition
Want to start your 4-year university experience debt-free? Earning an AA at the same time as your high school diploma and transferring to a university as a junior saves you and your at least family $10,000!
Save more with Fee Waivers and Book Borrows for qualifying students.
Enjoy independence & diverse experiences
Work on or off campus, pick your own schedule, or get more sleep. Running Start students enjoy being more independent than their high school peers and learning with students of all ages and backgrounds.
Find academic success
Running Start students successfully complete more than 85% of their courses at SPSCC. They appreciate that other SPSCC students are focused on their educational goals, and many are even going to study abroad!