The number of Running Start students enrolled at both the Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom campuses for the 2011-2012 school year declined by 4 percent from the previous school year.
As budget cuts loom in the state Legislature, financial aid eligibility could be drastically expanded from before.
Beginning June 12, some big changes will be coming to Pierce Transit. The local bus service in Puyallup and the rest of Pierce County will be suffering a budget cut of 20 percent with more to possibly come before the end of the year.
Recent budget deficits have triggered a series of spending cuts by Washington state lawmakers.