Waivers and Forms

Need-Based Fee Waiver

Need-based waivers are available for qualifying low income Running Start students for all fees other than tuition or operating fees. Once documentation has been submitted and approved, the student will be eligible for the fee waiver for the remainder of their enrollment as a Running Start student.

  • Students shall be considered low income and eligible for a fee waiver upon proof the student is currently qualified to receive free or reduced-price lunch at their high school.
  • Students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school that provides free lunch to the entire school.
  • Students who have spent at least one year in the Washington State Foster Care system since the age of 13 are also eligible for the fee waiver.
  • Students must supply a copy of their K-12 subsidized Food Program Eligibility Letter to the Running Start department via email or indicate their eligibility on the Enrollment Verification Form.
  • Students attending a CEP high school.
  • Chiawana High School
  • Columbia High School
  • Connell High School
  • Endeavor High School
  • Desert Oasis High School
  • Grandview High School
  • Kennewick High School
  • Kamiakin High School
  • Kiona Benton High School
  • Legacy High School
  • Mid-Columbia Parent Partnership
  • Moses Lake High School
  • New Horizons High School
  • Othello High School
  • Pasco High School
  • Phoenix High School
  • Prosser High School
  • River's Edge High School
  • River View High School
  • Southridge High School
  • Wahluke High School

Enrollment Verification Form

Students are required to complete and submit an Enrollment Verification Form every quarter. The form must include student, parent/guardian and high school counselor signatures. Please click on the button below to download the Enrollment Verification Form.

Non-Digital Enrollment Verification Form

Digital Enrollment Verification Form


Summer 2024 Running Start

Earn college credits when you take college-level courses this summer. Current, new and graduating high school seniors (class of 2024) Running Start students are welcome to join!

To participate, students will need to meet one of the below qualifications.

  • Students graduating from high school (class of 2024) that are 15 credits or less from earning an associate degree from CBC. Eligible for a maximum of 15 credits. Submit the "After-Exit" Declaration of Intent Form.
  • Students that are not graduating from high school but have met the 1.4 AFFTE. Students are eligible for a maximum of 10 credits. Submit the "After-Exit" Declaration of Intent Form.
  • Non-graduating, current 5th year seniors, who have maxed out 63 credits in all senior years combined. Students are eligible for a maximum of 10 credits and are limited to high school graduation requirements. Submit the "After-Exit" Declaraton of Intent Form.

"After-Exit" Declaration of Intent Form

  • New Running Start students (completed 10th grade) are eligible for a maximum of 10 credits. Submit the Summer Quarter Running Start Enrollment Verification Form.
  • Current Running Start students (rising senior) and 5th year seniors that have not met the 1.4 AAFTE. Submit the Summer Quarter Running Start Enrollment Verification Form.

Non-Digital Summer Quarter Enrollment Verification Form

Digital Summer Quarter Enrollment Verification Form

Submit the required form in-person or via email to runningstartFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.


Release of Information

According to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, college students (including those that are under 18) are considered responsible adults and are allowed to determine who will receive information about their educational records. Students may grant access to their information by signing and submitting a Release of Information (ROI).


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