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01/20/2011 01:36 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Most Expensive Application Fees

There's been plenty of talk about how expensive college tuition has gotten, but not much discussion about how much it costs just to apply -- according to U.S. News and World Report, only around 2 percent of national undergraduate programs and universities don't charge students to submit applications.

U.S. News found that of 1,474 colleges surveyed only 39 said they had no application fee, and of the 252 national universities that supplied information, just St. Louis University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Loyola University Chicago do not charge an application fee. The average cost to apply to colleges is $38.44 -- for universities, the figure is $46.78.

U.S. News also reported that some schools will waive the fee for online applicants or those who demonstrate financial need.

Below, check out the 10 national universities that charge the highest application fees, and find out just how much that is. Click over to U.S. News to see the 25.

Did you break the bank when applying to college? Let us know in the comments section.

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Most Expensive Application Fees
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Most Expensive Application Fees