Running Start limits funded course options
Changes in the popular program may force students to pay or drop classes
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The state-wide Running Start program is beginning new practices to limit the number of courses students can take that will be funded by the state.
Running State is a state program that allows high-school students to earn college credit at local community colleges.
A decreased cap on the number of college credits the program will fund and a limit on the amount of combined high school and college courses that will be funded are being implemented.
The state will fund up to 15 credits per student per quarter at the local community college, which is down from 18 credits. The student will need to pay tuition for every credit more than 15.