LSAT fee waiver

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pilawpcv
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LSAT fee waiver

Postby pilawpcv » Thu May 27, 2010 12:59 am

LSAC just denied my fee waiver appeal. I'm bummed. I was responsible and saved a tiny bit of money during college (less than one month's COL for Boston) ,but it exceeds LSAC's cash limit. I'm going to use that money to fly to take the LSAT since I live 1000 miles away from the closest site. Also, I currently make $200 a month. I explained all this to LSAC, but I guess they don't care. :-(

Anyhow, that's water under the bridge. Is there any way to get a fee waiver for the LSAT from schools? I'm not too worried about application fees because I should qualify for individual school's need based waivers (and hopefully some merit ones too), but the LSAT fee is the better part of a month's salary...

Thanks for your help.

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kalvano
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Re: LSAT fee waiver

Postby kalvano » Thu May 27, 2010 11:56 am

Well, I'm not entirely sure, but I think an LSAT fee waiver can only come from LSAC. Schools can only waive their application fee.

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Re: LSAT fee waiver

Postby getitdone » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:36 pm

lsac only way to get lsat fee waiver.. i was denied and wrote an appeal and I got it.. I would write an appeal

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pilawpcv
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Re: LSAT fee waiver

Postby pilawpcv » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:30 pm

Well, as it turns out, some schools do grant LSAT waivers but none wanted to give me one. Oh well.

And I did appeal.

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im_blue
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Re: LSAT fee waiver

Postby im_blue » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:02 pm

Only the LSAC can waive your LSAT and LSDAS fees, but you can apply to most law schools for a need- or merit-based fee waiver.

klt7560
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Re: LSAT fee waiver

Postby klt7560 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:04 pm

i applied too but u pretty much have to be completely broke to get a fee waiver... looks like u are going to have to dig deep to find a way... sucks....

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jeremydc
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Re: LSAT fee waiver

Postby jeremydc » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:36 am

Lol, hated being poor as a child but getting the Pell grant for UG and Fee waivers for LS apps is awesome :)

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pilawpcv
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Re: LSAT fee waiver

Postby pilawpcv » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:33 am

Awesome! Way to be glass-half-full :-D




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