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The following story was published by NPR Illinois on Feb. 20, 2024.

The University of Illinois Springfield will waive the application fee for students from three area community colleges starting with the fall semester.

UIS will waive the $50 fee for transfer students applying from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Richland Community College in Decatur and Illinois Central College in East Peoria. The fee waiver will be automatically applied to transfer applications.

“We recognize that the application fee can be a financial obstacle for many students,” said Rebecca Johnson, UIS associate director of admission. “By removing this barrier, we aim to better serve those attending the community colleges closest to our campus.”

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