Running Start Fee Waiver & Book Loan Program

Running Start students may apply for the Fee Waiver and Book Loan program if they meet the income criteria for the USDA WIC program. The waiver includes most, but not all, fees (i.e. private lesson fees and study abroad travel fees excluded, etc.).

Fee Waiver

The Fee Waiver application opens May 1 each year.

Applications turned in after the 10th day of the quarter will be processed for the following quarter and then be valid for the remainder of the academic year.

Acceptable documentation

  • Free/Reduced Lunch approval letter for the current or previous school year (preferred)
  • Recent 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

Students who are approved must turn in their Running Start Enrollment Verification Form for the Fee Waiver to activate. You will receive email confirmation within 2-3 business days whether follow up is needed, or whether your request was successfully processed.

Book Loan

A student must qualify for Fee Waiver in order to participate in the Book Loan.
The Book Loan Application opens the first day of current student registration. Notifications go out according to the schedule below.

Before you apply

Do you qualify? Is your documentation current? Is it before the posted deadline?

Questions? Submissions? Contact:

2019-20 Fee Waiver Application Fall 2019 Book Loan Application

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.