Posted in 2024, HS4CC

Free College Application Fees

If your teen will graduate in 2024, you’re probably looking for some free application fees to help offset the cost of applying to colleges. We have a crowd sourced list of colleges with free application codes/weeks/months, and statewide initiatives.

Do you have a free application code for an institution or a statewide initiative to report? Please comment and we will add it to our growing list!

Free College Application Codes for Class of 2024 (applying for 2024-2025 School Year):

InstitutionLocationCode / DetailsStart DateEnd
TypeAcceptance Rate
University of Texas at DallasDallas, TXAttend Scholars Day to get a codepublic, research87%
University of NebraskaNEHUSKER9/17/23public, land grant, research81%
University of Texas at Arlington – College of EducationArlington, TXAttend a Careers in Higher Education session for a code 10/10/2310/10/23public, research93%
Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MIWSU2024public, research63%
American Baptist CollegeTNNo application feeprivate, baptist
Austin Peay State UniversityTNuse code “APAPPLY2024”9/19/30public93%
Belmont UniversityTNfree application week9/189/22private, christian88%
Bethel UniversityTNfree application week9/19/30private, christian89%
East Tennessee State UniversityTNuse code “TNFreeApp24”9/19/30public, research87%
Lee UniversityTNuse code “APPLYTN”9/19/30private, christian83%
Lipscomb UniversityTNuse code “THEC2023”9/189/23private, christian74%
Middle Tennessee State UniversityTNfree application week9/189/22public68%
Tennessee Tech UniversityTNno code needed9/19/30public, research79%
The University of Tennessee – ChattanoogaTNuse code “freeapp”9/189/22public86%
The University of Tennessee – KnoxvilleTNfree application week9/189/22public75%
The University of Tennessee at Martin ApplicationTNfree application week9/189/22public75%
Union UniversityTNuse code “TN2324”8/19/30private, christian53%
University of MemphisTNfree application month9/19/30public, research85%
Vanderbilt UniversityTNfree application week9/189/22private, research7%
Renssalaer Poly TechnicTroy, NYFree if you apply by Dec 1st.12/1private, research53%
Ball State UniversityMuncie, INWhen applying with the Common App, select the fee waiver option “I am a Ball State Fast App recipient” for your free applicationpublic, research68%
University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PAsign up for one of their application workshops and they’ll send an application fee waiverpublic, research67%
University of HartfordHartford, CTFree app if you apply by 11/1511/15private79%
Longwood universityVAWaives the fee if you apply by 12/1. Code is LU2412/1public90%
Adams State UniversityCO“ASUfreeapp” can be used in the discount code fee waiver box at time of applicationpublic100%
Ohio UniversityAthens, OHAs a priority candidate, you’ll enjoy a waived application fee (a $50 savings) when you apply online using your Common App. To use the fee waiver, enter code OHIOBobcat1804 to answer the question “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?currentunsurepublic, research89%
Mount Vernon Nazarene UniversityHOMESCHOOL (for homeschoolers only)Alwaysprivate, christian87%
Biola UniversityLa Mirada, CABUWANTSYOUprivate, christian61%
Milligan UniversityTNBUFFALO24private, christian60%
Vanguard UniversityCosta Mesa, CASAMSONprivate, christian61%
Azuza PacificAzuza, CAFALL2024private, evangelical christian94%
Colorado ChristianCOCOLORADOprivate, christian68%
Seton HallNJSFWprivate, catholic77%
Winona State UniversityMNApply free in Octoberpublic77%
Bemidji State UniversityMNApply free in Octoberpublic75%
Metro State UniversityMNApply free in Octoberpublic67%
Minnesota State University, MankatoMNApply free in Octoberpublic69%
Minnesota State University MoorheadMNApply free in Octoberpublic72%
St. Cloud State UniversityMNApply free in Octoberpublic94%
Southwest Minnesota State UniversityMNApply free in Octoberpublic81%
Hennepin Technical CollegeMNApply free in Octoberpublic, technical100%
Lake Superior CollegeMNApply free in Octoberpublic100%

Colorado Mesa University
COCommon App prompt: Are you eligible for a CMU application fee waiver through one of the following? Choose Colorado Free Application Day in the dropdown. See link for details10/1710/19public80%
Colorado School of MinesCOCommon App prompt: Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers? Select CO Free Application Day (CO residents only) from the drop-down menu. See Link for details10/1710/19public, research57%
Colorado State UniversityCOChoose Colorado Free App EVERY Day in common app (CO high school or address). See link for details10/1710/19public, land grant, research90%
Colorado State University GlobalCOWhen requested, enter the promo code FREEAPPDAY during the application process. Once entered, the application fee will automatically be waived.10/1710/19public, online96%
Colorado State University PuebloCOEnter the code FreeAppDayCO on the Fee Waiver page of the application.10/1710/19public99%
Fort Lewis CollegeCOApplicants applying via our FLC application or the Common App will use the code FREEAPPDAYCO (all caps all one word).10/1710/19public93%
University of Colorado BoulderCOCommon Application: See instructions for Colorado Free Application Days (Colorado residents only) Code: FreeAppDaysCO Must answer essay questions during Free App Days. 10/1710/19public, research80%
University of Colorado DenverCOMilo’s App or Common App: enter code: FreeAppDayCO in the application fee waiver code box. (for Colorado residents) See link for details.10/1710/19public, research72%
University of Colorado, Colorado SpringsCOUCCS-Specific Application Link to UCCS Specific Application When prompted to select a payment method for your application fee, select “Pay by Mail” and we will waive the fee on our end. 10/1710/19public, research95%
University of Northern ColoradoCOFREEAPPDAYCO. See link for details10/1710/19public91%
Western Colorado UniversityCOfreeappdayco See link for details10/1710/19public91%
University of DenverCOCode: DUFreeAppDay24 See link for details10/1710/19private, research64%
Thomas Edison State UniversityNJWhen applying answer YES to Affiliated with an Organization question, then select HOMESCHOOL from the drop down box and then HS4CC.public100%
Calvin UniversityMI187610/110/31private, christian75%
Central Michigan UniversityMINone for CMU app; FireUp2024 on Common App10/110/31public, research77%
Eastern Michigan UniversityMIMCAM10/110/31public, research85%
Lawrence Technological UniversityMICode: OCTOBER193210/110/31private81%
Michigan State UniversityMISpartan185510/110/31public, land grant, research83%
Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural TechnologyMI10/110/31public, land grant, research
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal CollegeMI10/110/31
Western Michigan UniversityMI10/110/31public, research83%
University of MichiganMIemail admissions for code (this could be need based – unclear)10/110/31public, research20%

Statewide Initiatives

Alabama College Application Week (October 16-20), an entire week when colleges in and around the state waive their application fees for Alabama students. (may include out of state students). If you have link/details beyond the dates, please let us know!

Montana College Application Weeks: October 2-13, 2023

North Carolina Countdown to College week: Oct 16 – 20, 2023. (College list not available yet that I could find)

North Dakota Free Application Period: Oct 1 – Nov 30, 2023 for all state technical colleges. Open to: Residents from South Dakota, students attending a SD high school, and individuals from Minnesota and SD Advantage states (i.e., Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming)

Utah College Application Week

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If you would like to share a code for an institution or “free application” event for a state or region, please add them to the comments! Coming soon – list of colleges that always have free applications.