RALEIGH — Thirty-nine North Carolina colleges and universities won't charge students to apply for admission next week.
The one-week fee waiver is good only from Monday to 5 p.m. Oct. 19.
The application fee waivers are part of the NC Countdown to College 2018. It's the annual campaign of the College Foundation of North Carolina to help high school seniors complete three key steps — applying to college, filing for financial aid and confirming N.C. residency — in the college application process.
Also next week, counselors at high schools across the state will help seniors with their online college applications.
Here's the complete list of schools that won't charge applications fees the week of Oct. 15:
UNC System universities
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
N.C. Central University
Winston-Salem State University
Private colleges and universities
Belmont Abbey College
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Johnson and Wales
Johnson C. Smith University
Mars Hill University
N.C. Wesleyan College
Queens University of Charlotte
Saint Augustine's University
St. Andrews University
University of Mount Olive
Warren Wilson College
William Peace University
Note: Application fees generally run between $30 and $60 and sometimes higher. Some schools, including Guilford College and all 58 N.C. community colleges, never charge an application fee. All N.C. schools accept College Board and ACT fee waivers for qualifying students.
Update, Oct 15: CFNC has extended the free-application period until Nov. 16 for students in 28 eastern N.C. counties hit hardest by Hurricane Florence. Click here for the complete list.