While college-bound students are spending thousands of dollars on applications alone, the University of Northern Colorado’s (UNC) free application day on April 1 will allow anyone from anywhere in the world to apply for the undergraduate courses at UNC free of charge.
This is the third Free App Day at the university, during which it will waive the $50 fee for applicants. Interested candidates can apply through the Common App or UNC’s Bear App.
“We are excited to offer our own Free App days, because we see this as an opportunity to continually serve our student population that includes a large percentage of first-generation college students, especially this year due to the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19,” said Dave Fedorchak, Director of Admissions at UNC.
The university will also offer support for students who wish to apply to UNC through a virtual Zoom workshop from 8 am to 7 pm on Thursday. The link and the password for the workshop have been published on the university website.
The UNC Free App Days are in addition to the Colorado-only Free App Day, an initiative started by the state’s Department of Higher Education that takes place each fall.
Free Application at Other Schools
Colleges and universities are gradually warming up to the idea of free application to attract more students.
Last fall, schools from Alabama, Idaho, Maryland, South Carolina, and New York provided fee-waivers for applicants. If you don’t live in these states, you can still apply to any of these 52 colleges across the country that do not charge an application fee.