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How do I pay fees?

You can pay your Running Start fees online or through the Cashier office, Laidlaw Center. Click here for cashier information

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When should I pay?

Your account will not show the correct charges when you first register. Please do not pay right after adding classes. You will receive an email to your WCC inbox when your account is adjusted and ready to pay.

What does Running Start give me for free?

Running Start pays for tuition your college level credits. That is a value of $116.26 per credit. Depending on how many classes you are taking at high school, Running Start can give you up to 15 credits of free tuition (saving you $1,604 per quarter). However, there are still fees associated with being a college student that may not be covered by Running Start.

 

 

Why do I have to pay fees?

Fees cover essential services like technology for campus and the Learning Center; and student-approved services like the Student Recreation Center. You may not opt out of these fees but qualifying Running Start students may get these waived (See 'How do I get charges waived?' below)

 

What's on my bill?

  • School Fees
    • $12.32 per credit for credits 1-10, and $6.32 per credit for credits 11-15
    • These fees can be waived (see below)*
  • Bus Pass
    • $20 flat fee
    • This fee can be waived (see below)*
  • Lab & Materials Fees (only if you are in these classes and these CANNOT be waived)
    • Art and Art-Graphics classes – $15-$25,
    • Science lab classes – $20-$30,
    • Nursing 100 – $75
    • Dance – $25
    • CIS – $15-$25
    • PE 126 – $20
    • Other miscellaneous courses
  • Tuition if you are enrolled in "too many" credits
    • Enrolled in more credits than your eligibility (i.e. more than 15 credits)
    • $116.26 per regular credit, $120 per online credit.
    • These fees can be waived (see below)*
  • Tuition if you are enrolled in classes numbered 99 or lower
    • Example: Math 98
    • These fees cannot be waived

*How do I get charges waived?

Fees can only be waived for qualifying students. If you get free or reduced lunch, receive state or federal aid such as healthcare, or are a foster youth, some fees are waived. Fill out a Fee Waiver (purple form in Application Packet) form in the Running Start office. A Fee Waiver can only be used on fees and tuition for college level courses (courses numbered 100 or higher). 

 

What are examples of some totals I might owe?

  • $81.60 if you are enrolled in 5 credits (typically  one class)
  • $143.20 if you are enrolled in 10 credits (typically two classes)
  • $174.80 if you are enrolled in 15 credits (typically three classes)
  • $204.80 if you are enrolled in three classes and one of them is a science class.

What if my bill seems too high/too low?

Your account will not show the correct charges when you first register. Please do not pay right after adding classes. You will receive an email to your WCC inbox when your account is adjusted and ready to pay.