If you or someone you know is looking to college, North Carolina high school seniors applying to college might want to target NC Countdown to College. This will be held from October 18th to 22nd, 2021. During that time period, many North Carolina colleges and universities and every North Carolina community college will waive application fees for North Carolina residents. This is a great opportunity for the community.

The application fee for most colleges is $25 or $50, so if you’re applying to more than one school the savings will really add up. To take advantage of the free applications you need to apply through CFNC.org and you need to be a North Carolina resident.

NC Schools waiving application fees on CFNC.org October 18-22

  • Barton College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Bennett College
  • Brevard College
  • Cabarrus College of Health
  • Catawba College
  • Chowan University
  • Davidson College
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Elon University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Gardner Webb University
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • Johnson and Wales
  • Johnson C. Smith
  • Lees McRae College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Livingstone College
  • Louisburg College
  • Mars Hill University
  • Meredith College
  • Methodist College
  • Montreat University
  • NC Wesleyan College
  • North Carolina A&T
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Saint Augustine’s University
  • Salem College
  • Shaw University
  • St. Andrews University
  • University of Mount Olive
  • University of North Carolina Asheville
  • University of North Carolina Pembroke
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Western Carolina University
  • William Peace University
  • Wingate University
  • Winston Salem State University
  • All 58 NC Community Colleges (always free to apply)

In addition, three North Carolina universities changed their policies so that in-state students pay just $500 tuition per semester. Those three universities include Elizabeth City State University, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Western Carolina University.

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