Colleges waive application fees for AL high schoolers during College Application Week, Nov. 4-8

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Courtesy of Alabama Possible

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama high school students applying to colleges throughout Alabama and surrounding states will soon have an opportunity to skip the typical application fees. Alabama College Application Week, which will run from Nov. 4-8, 2019, offers high school students in Alabama an opportunity to apply to participating colleges for free.

“College application fees are one of many barriers for students seeking to continue their education after high school,” said Kristina Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible. “As we build a college-going culture in Alabama, College Application Week eliminates this burden, allowing students to apply to many colleges for free.”

During College Application Week, nearly 50 four-year universities will waive the college application fee for Alabama students during the first week of November – including Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Auburn University, Tuskegee University and The University of Alabama. Participating colleges span the Southeast, including in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Ohio, as well as Alabama. In addition to applying to Alabama colleges for free during College Application Week, students can apply to any Alabama community college for free at any time during the year.

College-interested students seeking to take advantage of this opportunity should apply directly through participating schools’ application portals. Alabama Possible published a list of all participating schools and promotional codes on the organization’s blog (http://alabamapossible.org/2019/10/08/apply-to-alabama-colleges-for-free-2019).

College Application Week is part of the Alabama College Campaign, a partnership of Alabama Possible and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

“Students need every opportunity to reach their full potential and earning a college degree after high school graduation is a very rewarding way to accomplish this goal,” said Dr. Willietta Conner, Alabama College Application Campaign (ALCAC) coordinator.

The campaign encourages all Alabama students to pursue post-secondary education following high school graduation.

About Alabama Possible

Alabama Possible is a statewide nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity. We use education, collaboration, and advocacy to change the way people think and talk about poverty. To learn more, visit alabamapossible.org