UW-Platteville waives electronic application fee for two years

Campus in fall

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is waiving electronic application fees, effective immediately, following the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ recent approval to waive the fees at 10 of its 13 universities for the next two years. The no-cost EApp will save prospective students $25 when applying to the main UW-Platteville campus or either of the two branch campuses – Baraboo Sauk County and Richland.

“We are very excited to be able to offer a no cost application for the next two years, especially with so many families struggling to make ends meet,” said Victoria Livingston, executive director of Enrollment and Student Success. “Eliminating unnecessary barriers for students is central to our mission as a university and this is a big win for our prospective students.”

The Board of Regents’ vote followed the decision of many UW System institutions to waive fees during a portion of the fall semester, which led to an increase in applications across many campuses. The UW-Platteville Foundation covered the application fee of prospective students during September and October.

“During the application fee waiver in September and October, we saw an unprecedented increase in applications, which clearly indicated the real need for a longer-term fee waiver,” said Livingston. “As of Dec. 14, we’ve seen a 62% increase in admitted new freshmen at the Platteville campus for fall 2021, 39% for the Baraboo Sauk County campus, and 58% for the Richland campus. We’ve also seen a comparable increase in new freshmen admits for the spring 2021 semester.” 

To learn about the UW-Platteville application process, visit www.uwplatt.edu/admission.