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 Card
  • 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 of $100 for a 5 credit class (2021-2022 academic year)
  • 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.

Course fees vary depending on the class. For the 2019-2020 academic year fees are approximately $80 per 5 credit class.