Running Start Costs

Running Start is a great program due to its limited cost to the student. Students can earn college credit while attending high school without paying the full cost that a normal college student would pay.


  • Student e-mail
  • Student ID Cards 
  • GHC Parking Permit
  • Bus Passes
  • Tuition for up to 15 credits per quarter (Excludes summer quarter and classes below 100 level)

Possible Costs 

  • CPT Testing: $15 entire test, $5 dollars retests for each section
  • Books:
  • Fees: Average about 10 dollars per credit. (Online classes have a $40 fee passed on from WAOL)
  • Transportation: Free bus passes are available
  • Classroom supplies

Fee Waiver and Book Scholarship

If you are eligible for free or reduced hot lunch at your high school you may be eligible for a fee waiver and a fifty-percent off book scholarship. Bring in the eligibility documentation from your high school to see if you qualify.

There are also a few of the local fraternal organizations that have helped students with book scholarships.