Application fee waivers

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maclaw2010
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Application fee waivers

Postby maclaw2010 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:21 pm

If I am emailing admission offices to ask for fee waivers, do I need to include my LSAC account #? Is that all I am to these schools a # or would they know me by my name?

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rw2264
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Re: Application fee waivers

Postby rw2264 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:22 pm

maclaw2010 wrote:If I am emailing admission offices to ask for fee waivers, do I need to include my LSAC account #? Is that all I am to these schools a # or would they know me by my name?


can't comment on the second part but they need your LSAC number to grant you a fee waiver so you should just send it. at best it will speed up the process.

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Re: Application fee waivers

Postby cubswin » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:23 pm

I have included it in all my requests. Don't know if they need it or not, since they give you a code to enter when you are paying for the application. Probably best just to include it. W/c/s is they don't need it and don't use it.

maclaw2010
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Re: Application fee waivers

Postby maclaw2010 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:26 pm

Thanks. . I will include the account number with my solicitations. I hope to get a small break even though my numbers aren't the best.

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Re: Application fee waivers

Postby doubled99 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:30 pm

Can asking for a few waiver ever hurt your chances? If not, how do you go about asking for one, as I too would like to save some $ on app fees. lol

Also, how long is the usual response time?

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Re: Application fee waivers

Postby BenJ » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:47 pm

doubled99 wrote:Can asking for a few waiver ever hurt your chances? If not, how do you go about asking for one, as I too would like to save some $ on app fees. lol


E-mail an admissions office with your name and LSAC # as well as strong numbers (LSAT or GPA or both) and say that you're interested in applying and would appreciate a fee waiver.

Also, how long is the usual response time?


Someone posted earlier today that WUSTL got back to them in less than an hour with a fee waiver. But it varies. A handful of admissions offices have yet to even reopen after the break, and some will take a few days to respond.

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Re: Application fee waivers

Postby cubswin » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:59 pm

BenJ wrote:
doubled99 wrote:Can asking for a few waiver ever hurt your chances? If not, how do you go about asking for one, as I too would like to save some $ on app fees. lol


E-mail an admissions office with your name and LSAC # as well as strong numbers (LSAT or GPA or both) and say that you're interested in applying and would appreciate a fee waiver.

Also, how long is the usual response time?


Someone posted earlier today that WUSTL got back to them in less than an hour with a fee waiver. But it varies. A handful of admissions offices have yet to even reopen after the break, and some will take a few days to respond.


WUSTL responded that they would happily grant me a waiver in 11 minutes.

However, I e-mailed BU while they were away for break and they have not yet responded. They just got back into the office today.

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Re: Application fee waivers

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:33 pm

doubled99 wrote:Can asking for a few waiver ever hurt your chances?


If you are rude or entitled-sounding about it, it can.



doubled99 wrote:If not, how do you go about asking for one, as I too would like to save some $ on app fees.



Dear Winken, Blinken, & Nod University -

I will be applying to law school for the entering class of 2010 and would like to be considered for a merit-based fee waiver. I am especially interested in XXXX and would greatly appreciate any financial assistance you could provide. To assist with this process, I have included my information below. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Name
LSAC AAccount #
GPA
LSAT



Boom. Done.




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