Running Start students are required to pay mandatory college and/or student assessed fees as established by Pierce College.
Pierce College must waive mandatory college and/or student assessed fees for eligible low-income Running Start students. Eligible low-income Running Start students are still required to pay course fees, tuition and fees for courses below 100 level and textbooks. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
The Running Start office also provides assistance to eligible low income Running Start students with textbooks through the Book Loan Program. The program is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are required to return loaned textbooks at the end of the quarter.
Download the Student Fee Waiver application.
Additional fees are required for some classes. See class listings.
Running Start Manager (PY)
Program Specialist (FS)
Program Specialist (PY)
Advising: (253) 964-6520
Testing: (253) 964-6521
Advising: (253) 840-8431
Testing: (253) 840-8343