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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. A&T

N.C. Central University

UNC-Pembroke

Winston-Salem State University

Private colleges and universities

Barton College

Belmont Abbey College

Bennett College

Brevard College

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Campbell University

Catawba College

Chowan University

Davidson College

Gardner-Webb University

Greensboro College

Guilford College

Johnson and Wales

Johnson C. Smith University

Lees-McRae College

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Livingstone College

Louisburg College

Mars Hill University

Meredith College

Methodist University

Montreat College

N.C. Wesleyan College

Pfeiffer University

Queens University of Charlotte

Saint Augustine's University

Salem College

Shaw University

St. Andrews University

University of Mount Olive

Warren Wilson College

William Peace University

Wingate 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.

Contact John Newsom at (336) 373-7312 and follow @JohnNewsomNR on Twitter.​

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