LSAC Fee Waiver - Parental Income when independent?

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LSAC Fee Waiver - Parental Income when independent?

Postby equestrian22 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:22 pm

I'm a bit irked that LSAC requires proof of parental income even though I'm independent, my mother is remarried and my stepfather makes more than my mom and dad do combined, putting me well out of the range of a fee waiver. Is this age based...? I ask because the application begins with asking whether I was born before or after 1986. Additionally, they are asking for 2008 income tax information when I was claimed as a dependent (because I was on my parent's health insurance) even though I was paying for my own living expenses and working throughout school. For 2009 I filed independent and I'm considered a low income earner <30,000 so I was really hoping that I would qualify for a fee waiver since rent, car payment, food, and utilities take up most of my paychecks. Is there any way of getting around this? The thing that is worrying me most is that many schools appear to give application fee waivers automatically to those who qualify for the LSAC waiver and that would save me $700+ easily. I'm planning on taking the test in June and want to get my ducks in a row well beforehand. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this issue. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Re: LSAC Fee Waiver - Parental Income when independent?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:32 pm

equestrian22 wrote:I'm a bit irked that LSAC requires proof of parental income even though I'm independent, my mother is remarried and my stepfather makes more than my mom and dad do combined, putting me well out of the range of a fee waiver. Is this age based...? I ask because the application begins with asking whether I was born before or after 1986. Additionally, they are asking for 2008 income tax information when I was claimed as a dependent (because I was on my parent's health insurance) even though I was paying for my own living expenses and working throughout school. For 2009 I filed independent and I'm considered a low income earner <30,000 so I was really hoping that I would qualify for a fee waiver since rent, car payment, food, and utilities take up most of my paychecks. Is there any way of getting around this? The thing that is worrying me most is that many schools appear to give application fee waivers automatically to those who qualify for the LSAC waiver and that would save me $700+ easily. I'm planning on taking the test in June and want to get my ducks in a row well beforehand. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this issue. Thanks in advance for any advice!


If you were born before 1986 you are independent, and then you don't need parental info. If you wait until march it will turn into before 1987.

Last year I waited until march and filled it out, and it asked for 2007 tax data, so I qualified when I shouldn't have, but fuck LSAC, I still spent 200 dollars.

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Re: LSAC Fee Waiver - Parental Income when independent?

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:34 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
equestrian22 wrote:I'm a bit irked that LSAC requires proof of parental income even though I'm independent, my mother is remarried and my stepfather makes more than my mom and dad do combined, putting me well out of the range of a fee waiver. Is this age based...? I ask because the application begins with asking whether I was born before or after 1986. Additionally, they are asking for 2008 income tax information when I was claimed as a dependent (because I was on my parent's health insurance) even though I was paying for my own living expenses and working throughout school. For 2009 I filed independent and I'm considered a low income earner <30,000 so I was really hoping that I would qualify for a fee waiver since rent, car payment, food, and utilities take up most of my paychecks. Is there any way of getting around this? The thing that is worrying me most is that many schools appear to give application fee waivers automatically to those who qualify for the LSAC waiver and that would save me $700+ easily. I'm planning on taking the test in June and want to get my ducks in a row well beforehand. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this issue. Thanks in advance for any advice!


If you were born before 1986 you are independent, and then you don't need parental info. If you wait until march it will turn into before 1987.

Last year I waited until march and filled it out, and it asked for 2007 tax data, so I qualified when I shouldn't have, but fuck LSAC, I still spent 200 dollars.


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Re: LSAC Fee Waiver - Parental Income when independent?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:36 pm

booboo wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
equestrian22 wrote:I'm a bit irked that LSAC requires proof of parental income even though I'm independent, my mother is remarried and my stepfather makes more than my mom and dad do combined, putting me well out of the range of a fee waiver. Is this age based...? I ask because the application begins with asking whether I was born before or after 1986. Additionally, they are asking for 2008 income tax information when I was claimed as a dependent (because I was on my parent's health insurance) even though I was paying for my own living expenses and working throughout school. For 2009 I filed independent and I'm considered a low income earner <30,000 so I was really hoping that I would qualify for a fee waiver since rent, car payment, food, and utilities take up most of my paychecks. Is there any way of getting around this? The thing that is worrying me most is that many schools appear to give application fee waivers automatically to those who qualify for the LSAC waiver and that would save me $700+ easily. I'm planning on taking the test in June and want to get my ducks in a row well beforehand. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this issue. Thanks in advance for any advice!


If you were born before 1986 you are independent, and then you don't need parental info. If you wait until march it will turn into before 1987.

Last year I waited until march and filled it out, and it asked for 2007 tax data, so I qualified when I shouldn't have, but fuck LSAC, I still spent 200 dollars.


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