Running Start Fee Waiver & Book Borrow Programs

You can apply for the Fee Waiver and Book Borrow programs if you meet the income criteria for the USDA WIC program.

Fee Waiver

The Fee Waiver program covers the costs of most fees, but not all fees (i.e. private lesson fees and study abroad travel fees). You can apply any quarter before the tuition due date, and the waiver approval is valid for the entire academic year.

Acceptable documentation

You'll need to submit one or a combination of these documents to the One Stop at either campus to qualify for Fee Waiver. 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)

  • Running Start Enrollment Verification Form with Free/Reduced Lunch confirmed by school (preferred)
  • 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

Once approved, you must turn in your Running Start Enrollment Verification Form before the Fee Waiver activates. You will receive email confirmation within 2-3 business days if follow up is needed.

Book Borrow

If you qualify for Fee Waiver, you can also participate in the Book Borrow program. Applications open the first day of current student registration. Notifications go out according to the schedule below.

Book Borrow Winter Application

Before you apply

Be sure that you qualify, have current documentation, and apply before the deadline each quarter.

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Important Dates 2022-23

  Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Fee Waiver Application and acceptable documentation due to the college by 6:00 pm Aug 30 Dec 20 Mar 21
Book Borrow Application opens May 24 Nov 2 Feb 22
Book Borrow Application closes and notifications sent Sep 8 Dec 22 Mar 24
If the application and/or documentation is turned in after the deadline, the student must pay all owing fees/tuition on the account to remain enrolled in their courses. Students can be refunded 100% of the overpayment if the application and documentation is received no later than the close of business hours on the 10th day of the quarter. Refunds take a minimum of two weeks to process after fee waiver approval. To check on the status of a refund, contact the Business Office at 360-596-5246.