So how much did you spend?

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How much did you spend?

$0 - $200
21
14%
$201 - $300
14
9%
$301 - $400
15
10%
$401 - $500
18
12%
$501 - $600
12
8%
$601 - $700
17
11%
$701 - $800
11
7%
$801 - $900
8
5%
$901 - $1,000
8
5%
$1,001+
30
19%
 
Total votes: 154

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traehekat
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So how much did you spend?

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:14 pm

How much did you end up spending on applications?

Sad to say I think I ended up spending about a grand, even with some fee waivers. I applied to about 20 schools.

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ogman05
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby ogman05 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:48 pm

Spent exactly $399

Kobe_Teeth
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:51 pm

I paid for four apps. (stupid Indiana sent my waiver 12 hours after I paid for it). I spent about $225 (est.) Applied for 7 schools total. I feel like I got a decent deal given fee waivers and what not.

floppymex
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby floppymex » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:55 pm

Being a splitter blows. Applied very broadly, and even with a lot of fee waivers, dropped somewhere around $700.

All I got to show for it is: 1 Accept, 3 WL's, 2 Def., and 1 Reject.- so the $ should go up some more now that I'm in full panic mode.

The lesson: kids, do well in school.

FuturehoyaLawya
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby FuturehoyaLawya » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:01 pm

floppymex wrote:Being a splitter blows. Applied very broadly, and even with a lot of fee waivers, dropped somewhere around $700.

All I got to show for it is: 1 Accept, 3 WL's, 2 Def., and 1 Reject.- so the $ should go up some more now that I'm in full panic mode.

The lesson: kids, do well in school.


but that 1 ACCEPT, means your going to lawschool! so you got your 700 dollars worth! :D

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Sauer Grapes
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:08 pm

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lawyering
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby lawyering » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:10 pm

Applied to 15 schools, got 10 fee waivers, spent around $500.

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wakefield
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby wakefield » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:46 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:I only paid for 3 apps, the rest were waived and I still spent over $400.


+1

rookhawk
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby rookhawk » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:58 pm

+1
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chadwick218
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:59 pm

Sadly, I spent like $1,000 last year when I had already received 5 fee waivers from T14's. I was applying to schools in hopes of receiving a full-ride ... it was all a huge waste of money.

floppymex
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby floppymex » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:04 pm

Not really an accept I'm truly considering though (fee waiver app.). I'm still waiting to hear from many schools, but losing some steam to my law school enthusiasm. Of course, that would probably change if I can ever get an outright accept to a Top 25 program.

FuturehoyaLawya wrote:
floppymex wrote:Being a splitter blows. Applied very broadly, and even with a lot of fee waivers, dropped somewhere around $700.

All I got to show for it is: 1 Accept, 3 WL's, 2 Def., and 1 Reject.- so the $ should go up some more now that I'm in full panic mode.

The lesson: kids, do well in school.


but that 1 ACCEPT, means your going to lawschool! so you got your 700 dollars worth! :D

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thepunisher24
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby thepunisher24 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:05 pm

$0 on applications, but $150 on a call to China to one of my LOR writers.

Jockin Jay-Z
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Jockin Jay-Z » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:06 pm

Probably around $700 for applications, almost $400 for all the LSAC fees, not counting report fees.

I submitted paid applications to two schools I wouldn't apply to if I could do it over again, so now I feel bad about filing a somewhat long-shot, but mildly realistic, bid for Michigan.

Jockin Jay-Z
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Jockin Jay-Z » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:06 pm

thepunisher24 wrote:$0 on applications, but $150 on a call to China to one of my LOR writers.

Skype? Email? Jeez.

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beesknees
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby beesknees » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:08 pm

I think about $120 for 14 schools (all the $12 processing fee or whatever the LSAC calls it).

Who spends a grand!?!?!

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traehekat
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby traehekat » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:29 am

beesknees wrote:I think about $120 for 14 schools (all the $12 processing fee or whatever the LSAC calls it).

Who spends a grand!?!?!


I was just so afraid I won't be accepted anywhere! I am STILL soliciting fee waivers in an attempt to help myself sleep at night.

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zeth006
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby zeth006 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:44 am

traehekat wrote:
beesknees wrote:I think about $120 for 14 schools (all the $12 processing fee or whatever the LSAC calls it).

Who spends a grand!?!?!


I was just so afraid I won't be accepted anywhere! I am STILL soliciting fee waivers in an attempt to help myself sleep at night.


+1


When you're someone who has no hope of making it into a top 20 or most top 30 schools, you're forced to look for chances where they lie. 3 of my schools are reaches, 4 are safeties, rest are middlers.

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RMstratosphere
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby RMstratosphere » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:47 am

18 schools for ~$350

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sundevil77
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby sundevil77 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:48 am

The Stanford and Harvard apps are pricey, but the rest were waivers. The $12 per app can add up pretty quickly though if you apply to a lot of schools.

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MURPH
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby MURPH » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:59 am

beesknees wrote:I think about $120 for 14 schools (all the $12 processing fee or whatever the LSAC calls it).

Who spends a grand!?!?!

I am a splitter (175, 2.98) I have a good job and the money is not that big of a deal. I applied to 25 schools because I had no idea who would accept someone with a sub 3.0 GPA. I am going to be spending so much on school that this $1000 will not make much difference in the end but getting into a better school because I paid for the application fee will make it worth it.

BearDownChicago
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby BearDownChicago » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:03 am

including the LSAC membership and 2 LSATs... easily $800

When my dad went to law school, that was a semester's tuition

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Flanker1067
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Flanker1067 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:03 am

Apps kicked me in the balls. I thought it was ok because I was waived at more then half the places I applied. Oh how wrong I was when I saw the bill ~ $600

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eshort
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby eshort » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:09 am

I noticed some people weren't sure about how much they spent; on the LSAC website if you click "My Account" in the bottom left(ish) area there is a header "My Account Reports" and under it a link "View Detailed Report about Your Purchases and Payments." Remember this will include your LSAT registrations and LSDAS registration, too.

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Sauer Grapes
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:34 am

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Xizenta
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Xizenta » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:21 am

Spent 470 bucks on Apps, 264 or whatever on 2 lsat administrations, 100ish on LSAT prep materials.
I applied to 10 schools total, 5 were waived and 5 were not.




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