Running Start Fee Waiver & Book Loan Programs

You can apply for the Fee Waiver and Book Loan 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 of these documents to the One Stop at either campus to qualify for Fee Waiver:

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

Spring 2020 Book Loan Application

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

Before you apply

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

Questions? Contact: advising@spscc.edu

Important Dates 2019-20

  Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Fee Waiver Application and acceptable documentation due to the college by 6:00 pm Sep 3 Dec 17 Mar 17
Book Loan Application opens May 15 Nov 6 Feb 26
Book Loan Application closes and notifications sent Sep 13 Dec 27 Mar 27
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.