UW-River Falls waives admissions application fee 

December 16, 2020 - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved waiving electronic application fees at 10 of its 13 universities, including the UW-River Falls. The no-cost EApp will save students $25 per application, providing them economic relief amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The new policy takes effect immediately at all universities except UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, and UW-Madison, although those universities would be able to waive fees if students meet financial hardship criteria. 

The Board of Regents vote comes after numerous universities waived fees this fall and recognized an increase in the number of applications. 

“We were thrilled to offer students the opportunity to apply to UWRF without a fee in September. We saw a great response from our prospective students and families,” said Sarah Nelson, UWRF executive director of Admissions. “I’m pleased we’ve made this shift as a system and I’m proud we can continue to make UWRF’s academic programs more accessible. It’s the right thing to do.”

Initial data suggests that fee waiver campaigns have led to an increase in the number of students applying to a UW System university. At UW-River Falls, the number of freshman applications submitted for fall 2021 has risen to 2,772 from 1,965 at this point last year, an increase of more than 41%.

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