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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:06 pm

flowerpot wrote:Yeah, I emailed Fordham and they sent back an email saying that they do not distribute merit-based fee waivers.

same. they snail-mailed me a need-based waiver application.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby ShiftyOne » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:23 pm

Got the USC waiver. It said it was based off of academic performance not my lsat. Looks like it is a pain to get the waiver though, it involves mailing in forms.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby democrattotheend » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:23 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:Just got USC... Looks like I'll be applying there as well.


I just got USC as well. My cousin had been pushing me to apply there and I hadn't planned on it, but now that I have a fee waiver I will consider it. They have a pretty early deadline though (2/1)...not sure I could get the fee waiver application processed in time, by the time I get the stuff in the mail to apply for it. I live in Virginia so it takes 4-5 days for mail to come from California.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby lemonpie » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:26 pm

Penn & Cornell

Come on..
I'm waiting.. :twisted:

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby gilagarta » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:30 pm

flowerpot wrote:Yeah, I emailed Fordham and they sent back an email saying that they do not distribute merit-based fee waivers.


Thanks. They didn't respond to me, but this is good to know.

Penn wrote back to me today and said they do their waivers through CRS and will be doing another batch sometime in Jan. They also said if I submit now and get the waiver after they'll refund for me.
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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby sibley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:30 pm

Raskolnikoff wrote:
flowerpot wrote:Yeah, I emailed Fordham and they sent back an email saying that they do not distribute merit-based fee waivers.

same. they snail-mailed me a need-based waiver application.


They haven't answered me yet either, but just as well - I sent in the app yesterday.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby sibley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:31 pm

gilagarta wrote:They also said if I submit now and get the waiver after they'll refund for me.


I'm afraid of this. I don't want negative attention =/

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby evergirl23 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:32 pm

democrattotheend wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:Just got USC... Looks like I'll be applying there as well.


I just got USC as well. My cousin had been pushing me to apply there and I hadn't planned on it, but now that I have a fee waiver I will consider it. They have a pretty early deadline though (2/1)...not sure I could get the fee waiver application processed in time, by the time I get the stuff in the mail to apply for it. I live in Virginia so it takes 4-5 days for mail to come from California.


I got USC as well, and from what I am reading, you just need to mail back their fee waiver form with your certification letter. I don't think you have to wait for them to then approve it or anything. There is an option on LSAC to submit your application and send your fee directly to the law school. If you select this, it then gives you the option to print your certification letter for mailing, and just checks you out with the LSAC $12 fee. (BTW, am I the only one who thinks the LSAC registration fee should cover at least one of these reports?) If you do this, you can have the certification letter ready to pop back into the mail with your fee waiver form the day you get the packet, and your application is on it way to being processed. I haven't called USC to verify this, but it seems pretty logical and is what I am planning to do.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby gilagarta » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:33 pm

sibley wrote:
gilagarta wrote:They also said if I submit now and get the waiver after they'll refund for me.


I'm afraid of this. I don't want negative attention =/


Yeah I agree. I'm inclined to just wait until it shows up in email and if I get antsy about the deadline approaching, I'll just submit without. Depends on how badly I want to save the $75 or whatever it is.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby lemonpie » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:33 pm

gilagarta wrote:
flowerpot wrote:Yeah, I emailed Fordham and they sent back an email saying that they do not distribute merit-based fee waivers.


Thanks. They didn't respond to me, but this is good to know.

Penn wrote back to me today and said they do their waivers through CRS and will be doing another batch sometime in Jan. They also said if I submit now and get the waiver after they'll refund for me.


Thanks. I think I will wait then. Getting a refund must be a hassle.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby existenz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:37 pm

Hey, does Yale give out fee waivers? I already applied to them (and paid), but while looking over the LSAC list of ABA schools I noticed that they don't have any fee listed.

Anyone else see this? Log into your LSAC account, go to this link:

http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... hools.aspx

Then scroll down to Yale and see if there is any number for the fee. I have a blank space for most of the schools that I know waived my fee (Duke, Hastings, Emory), but Yale actually charged me so I'm wondering what's up. Maybe just a fluke on this page?

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:40 pm

existenz wrote:Hey, does Yale give out fee waivers? I already applied to them (and paid), but while looking over the LSAC list of ABA schools I noticed that they don't have any fee listed.

Anyone else see this? Log into your LSAC account, go to this link:

http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... hools.aspx

Then scroll down to Yale and see if there is any number for the fee. I have a blank space for most of the schools that I know waived my fee (Duke, Hastings, Emory), but Yale actually charged me so I'm wondering what's up. Maybe just a fluke on this page?


Using that to identify where you have fee waivers doesn't appear to be accurate -- two schools that granted me waivers (one hidden) still have a fee listed.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Trifles » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:51 pm

That list didn't even change for me if I was logged in or logged out, it has nothing to do with it I don't think.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby mango26 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:40 pm

I think UVa knows that I am applying tonight and they are taunting me because I just got an email from them that did not contain a fee waiver. I shouldn't really expect one though because my #'s are low for them, but I am in-state and am a UVa undergrad so I kind of have to apply.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rolark » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:51 pm

mango26 wrote:I think UVa knows that I am applying tonight and they are taunting me because I just got an email from them that did not contain a fee waiver. I shouldn't really expect one though because my #'s are low for them, but I am in-state and am a UVa undergrad so I kind of have to apply.

Ask them for one, and stat you are in-state and a UVA undergrad. They give them out easily, and that might do it.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby jmaan » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:57 pm

if you have good numbers and havent applied yet..michigan gave me the "secret" fee waiver...like never emailed me or anything but when i submitted today it was free.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby mango26 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:59 pm

rolark wrote:
mango26 wrote:I think UVa knows that I am applying tonight and they are taunting me because I just got an email from them that did not contain a fee waiver. I shouldn't really expect one though because my #'s are low for them, but I am in-state and am a UVa undergrad so I kind of have to apply.

Ask them for one, and stat you are in-state and a UVA undergrad. They give them out easily, and that might do it.


should i ask even though my #'s are 3.3/163??

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby sibley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:02 pm

WhiskeyGuy wrote:
existenz wrote:Hey, does Yale give out fee waivers? I already applied to them (and paid), but while looking over the LSAC list of ABA schools I noticed that they don't have any fee listed.

Anyone else see this? Log into your LSAC account, go to this link:

http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... hools.aspx

Then scroll down to Yale and see if there is any number for the fee. I have a blank space for most of the schools that I know waived my fee (Duke, Hastings, Emory), but Yale actually charged me so I'm wondering what's up. Maybe just a fluke on this page?


Using that to identify where you have fee waivers doesn't appear to be accurate -- two schools that granted me waivers (one hidden) still have a fee listed.


Duke is blank but when I add to my cart it's still 70. But.. does Loyola Chicago normally charge a fee? before I even add it to my cart it says $0, as it did on that website.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:31 pm

jmaan wrote:if you have good numbers and havent applied yet..michigan gave me the "secret" fee waiver...like never emailed me or anything but when i submitted today it was free.


Ditto for Duke and Notre Dame.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:53 pm

finally, a need-based fee waiver from fordham!

i had asked them for a fee waiver for financial reasons over a month ago, they said no, so i emailed them about a merit-based one last week, and they said no, so i sent them a screen shot of my last semester of college's financial aid as a last-ditch effort, and they responded the same day with a code.

"wind beneath my wings" is beginning to play in my head for you, katherine rooney of fordham admissions!

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers?

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:02 pm

existenz wrote:Hey, does Yale give out fee waivers? I already applied to them (and paid), but while looking over the LSAC list of ABA schools I noticed that they don't have any fee listed.

Anyone else see this? Log into your LSAC account, go to this link:

http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... hools.aspx

Then scroll down to Yale and see if there is any number for the fee. I have a blank space for most of the schools that I know waived my fee (Duke, Hastings, Emory), but Yale actually charged me so I'm wondering what's up. Maybe just a fluke on this page?


duke, hastings and emory are blank for me too, but duke denied my fee waiver request and hastings is still trying to charge me. who knows.

yale is also blank... jeez, who wants to go there?

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:40 pm

also today: ave maria, drexel, ohio state, denver, suffolk, michigan state (with $17,500 scholarship)

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:45 pm

I'm a re-applicant with a 10 point LSAT jump. Starting to notice that the obscure schools (Florida Coastal, Ave Maria and the likes) are not contacting me this cycle with fee waivers and scholarship offers.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 pm

they probably gave up on you. i'm pretty into collecting hundreds of fee waivers and feeling good about myself no matter how dinky the school is

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Bikeflip » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:01 pm

USC is giving merit based ones out.
Tulsa just gave me one, but anyways.




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