Five hundred dollars to apply to college? That’s what one high school senior almost spent. No, she didn’t fall for some Internet scam. Instead, at one point she had a list of 10 prospective colleges. With each school charging $50 or so to apply, she was likely going to spend more on college applications than books her first semester on campus. Then she discovered that even though many colleges and universities list an application fee on the admissions web page, there are ways that your son or daughter can avoid an application fee. Yes, that’s right, it is possible to apply to college for FREE. With Early Action and Early Decision deadlines right around the corner — some as early as October 15th — now is a great time for parents to figure out how to save some dough when their children apply to college this fall. Find dout are five ways that your son or daughter can apply to college for free at Living on the Cheap. Just CLICK HERE.