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If it's for Free, it's for me. . . "Free" College Apps

katia11katia11 Registered User Posts: 611 Member
edited November 2007 in College Search & Selection
I was wondering if any of the college I was applying to had any method to get a free application. While I don't qualify for a fee waiver based on income, free things are generally good.

In my search I found this website. . . check it out!
http://www.porcelina.net/freeapps/

Some schools require you to apply online or visit campus. . . all organized by category. There's some pretty good schools too!
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Replies to: If it's for Free, it's for me. . . "Free" College Apps

  • tetrisfantetrisfan Registered User Posts: 11,791 Senior Member
    I wouldn't apply to a college just because it has a free app...
  • wdrmhbswdrmhbs Registered User Posts: 387 Member
    Sometimes if you visit a college they will give you a fee waiver
  • Muffy333Muffy333 Registered User Posts: 2,108 Senior Member
    Thanks for posting that! When I was applying to college years ago my mom would only pay for my application fee to the colleges she liked! A lot of $70 fees adds up!
  • katia11katia11 Registered User Posts: 611 Member
    I'm not saying people should apply to colleges just because they are free. . . but you might find a good safety. . . In fact, I would have paid a lot for schools I was going to apply to anyway.
  • leungpy1leungpy1 Registered User Posts: 329 Member
    If you go to Common App, there is a matrix that shows the requirements of all schools. Many schools has 0 for application fee.
  • 99cents99cents Registered User Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    I did a research on this free application and found there are at least 27-30 schools in the top 100 universities and LAC that offer free application. However, to use some school as a safety, you also need to look at the cost of attending there. I did further search on the type of merit aid that they gave and found most schools give a discount ranging from $10K-$25k max for a total price of $40-50K COA. So it turns out the local UC is a better safety. So a safety, should also be a financial safety, and you must want to go there otherwise it is FRAUD safety.
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