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. A student shall be considered low
income and eligible for a fee waiver upon proof that the student is currently qualified
to receive free or reduced price lunch at their high school including all students
who attend a Community Eligibility Provision 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.
- To receive the fee waiver, students must supply a copy of their K-12 subsidized Food
Program Eligibility Letter to the Running Start department via email%20or indicate their eligibility on the Enrollment Verification Form.
- 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 attending any of the following schools will have their fees waived automatically
and do not need to provide documentation:
- Desert Oasis High School
- Grandview High School
- Kennewick High School
- Kiona Benton High School
- Legacy High School
- New Horizons High School
- Othello High School
- Phoenix High School
- River's Edge High School
- River View High School
- Wahluke High School
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).
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. If you would like to complete this form in person, please choose "Non-digital
Signature." If you would like to complete this form virtually, please choose "Digital