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UW System waives electronic application fee for 10 of its 13 universities

UW System
Posted at 7:10 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 20:15:01-05

WISCONSIN  — The University of Wisconsin school system has waived the electronic application fee for 10 of its 13 universities for the next two years, including UW-Milwaukee.

This move will save students $25 per application and could lead to more students applying to the schools.

Applications are free at every university except UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, and UW-Madison effective immediately. While these three universities are not a part of the free applications, the schools can waive fees if students meet financial hardship criteria.

The UW System chose to waive fees after several universities waived fees this fall and noticed an increase in the number of applications.

A press release from the UW school system gave the following statistics:

  • New freshman applicants so far for fall 2021 have risen to 60,670 from 54,592 at this point last year.
  • Applications are at 91,415 now versus 69,217 last year at this time.
  • For fall 2020, 9,486 students applied to two or more UW universities; this year 13,662 students have applied to two or more universities.

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