Research suggests that the average number of colleges students apply to is between 7 and 10. With the combined cost the application fee (anywhere from $40 to $90) and sending test scores ($12). Do the math: applying to college is an expensive proposition.
Take Advantage of Fee Waivers
While all universities accept need-based College Board, ACT, and NACAC fee waivers (contact your school counselor for details), other opportunities for fee waivers can be found.
October is NC Countdown to College month, and starting October 19, students can apply to several colleges in North Carolina for free. Click here for the current list of participating schools.