Running Start doesn’t cost tuition for you or your family. It’s paid for by the State of Washington when you test in showing you can work at a college level. The state allocates the funding that would go to a public high school to go to a cooperating college for your education in your last two years of high school. Students will, however, have to pay for fees, textbooks and transportation for themselves.
High school juniors who can pass the entrance exam for a local community college may take part or all their coursework at the community college. Successfully passing a course earns a student both high school and college credit.