You read that right. No application fee today for anyone applying to college in Colorado.

At all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, if you apply today the application fees will be waived.

The way it works is you have until 11:59:59 today, Tuesday, October 15 to complete an application at one of the colleges, universities or select private institutions in Colorado.

Last year, almost 23,000 applications were submitted on the first Free Application day. The event is part of Colorado Applies Month, encouraging high school seniors to apply for college and also Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).

During the event last year, application submissions were up 12% over the same time frame from the previous year. One-third of the applications received were from first-generation college applicants, meaning the first in their family to apply for college.

You can find specific school application information here. For those about to apply for college, we wish you good luck and good grades.