A Running Start student is responsible to pay for:
- Courses numbering under 100
- Credits that exceed the maximum number of minutes/credits between the high school
and college, effective Fall quarter 2011.
- “Old” credit maximum: a Running Start student could be enrolled full time at the
high school AND up to 18 college credits through Running Start and not pay tuition
at the college. Students were only responsible to pay college fees.
- “New” credit maximum (effective Fall quarter 2011): Counselors will work with Running
Start students to set the maximum number of college credits they can take each quarter.
If a Running Start student exceeds the maximum number of credits, the student will
be charged for the additional credit(s). Student will also be responsible to pay
- For example: If a Running Start student is approved to take 15 credits at the College
and one class (up-to 307 minutes) at the high school, they will NOT be charged tuition.
They have not exceeded the maximum number of approved credits that can be funded by
the state. They will be responsible to pay college fees.
- Second Example: According to the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form, a student
enrolled in 1,403 é 1,500 instructional minutes at the high school AND a 5 credit
class at the college, will have to pay for 2 credits of tuition, as the 5 credit class
exceeds the combination of what can be funded by the state. They will also pay college
- NOTE: Students can elect to surpass the minutes/credit limit if they are willing
to pay the appropriate college tuition. Students will be charged at the standard
per-credit tuition rate ($94.50 per credit at Shoreline Community College) for credits
over the approved credit maximum.
- College credits exceeding 15 in any one quarter, effective Fall quarter 2011.
- Running Start students will be charged tuition for college credits exceeding 15 in
any one quarter. Students will be charged at the standard per credit tuition rate
($94.50 per credit at Shoreline Community College) for 16 credits and above.
- For example: If a Running Start student is approved to take 16 credits at the College
and no classes at the high school, they will be charged the per-credit rate for the
1 additional credit over the 15 credit limit.
- Courses taken during summer quarter
- Audited classes
- Books and supplies
*If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch at your high school, you may be eligible
for book assistance and a fee waiver through the Running Start program. Please contact
our office for more information.