Countdown For Free Application Week
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s first-ever free application week runs through Sunday, Feb. 2, for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The institution-wide incentive is available to future students applying at any of UW Oshkosh’s three campuses—Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Cities—for the 2020-2021 school year.
Aggie Hanni, UWO’s assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management, said financial reasons are among the obstacles that can prevent students from completing the application process.
“We are offering this incentive to encourage students who find that paying the application fee is holding them back,” Hanni said. “Having to pay the fee both discourages prospective students from applying in the first place, and it is often the final unfinished step in the application process for many who chose to apply—it is simply a barrier.”
Hanni is hoping the fee waiver (valued at $50 for undergraduate students and $56 for graduate students) will result in an influx of applications to the three campuses of UW Oshkosh from outstanding students who otherwise might not apply.
The goal of the incentive is to put UWO at ”top of mind” for those who have started but not completed the application process or have considered applying but have not yet started.
“We want to make sure that economic disadvantage does not prevent qualified students from applying. We continue to offer application fee waivers throughout the year for those students who meet specific requirements; however, we are also invested in addressing the challenge more proactively for all students,” Hanni said.
She also reminds potential applicants that UW Oshkosh still has scholarships available for the new students for the 2020-2021 academic year.