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Apply to UNC for Free!

To inspire more future students to earn a college degree, University of Northern Colorado is excited to host Free App Days on October 1, December 1, February 1, and April 1 each year.

This is a fantastic opportunity to apply to college and save money. To get started, begin your online application using our Bear App or the Common App, save your application and then submit it. Use fee waiver code UNCFREEAPPDAY to save the $50 fee. It's that simple!

Reach Your Full Potential

By removing barriers for students to apply to college, UNC hopes to increase the number of students who pursue a college education, graduate and enter the workforce with a degree and a competitive skill set. 

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How do I apply?

You just need to submit your admissions application on October 1, December 1, February 1, or April 1 to be eligible for the fee waiver. Start your online application, save your work and submit it anytime that day before 11:59 p.m. MST.

Do I qualify?

All undergraduate applicants - first-year freshmen applicants and transfer and second-bachelors applicants — qualify for Free Application Day! 

Become a Bear!

Apply to UNC through the Bear App

Enter the UNC app fee waiver code: UNCFREEAPPDAY


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In the member questions section, enter UNCFREEAPPDAY as your app fee waiver code 


Next Steps After You Apply

After you submit your application for admission, it's important to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA gives you access to grants, scholarships and work-study positions to help you pay for college and put a degree within reach. Don't miss this step!

If you don't qualify for federal financial aid, you may qualify for state aid through the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).