@Logicfest -- I don't know. There are times when students will want to take that "shotgun approach" and apply to several different colleges. The tactics to have application fees waived will be appreciated by them.
When would a student want to apply to a lot of colleges? Let's say you have one with great grades and high ACT and SAT scores. That student might want to see if he or she can get into an Ivy League school while seeing which ones closer to home will offer the best scholarship package.
Like it or not, there is a certain amount of gamesmanship that goes into picking a college. Students want to find the best institutions they can afford and that often means applying to a number of schools and trying to get scholarships. For those outstanding students, picking three colleges and applying to them might not be enough for them to find which school offers the biggest, best deal.