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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wakefield
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby wakefield » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:50 am

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


+1

We have very similar numbers, I bet we applied to a lot of the same places. I'll be interested to compare with you once decisions start coming back. If I remember, I'll PM you my LSN account when I unhide it.



Sounds good. I definitely applied fairly late (when December scores were released) so I have a feeling there's a long wait ahead of me.

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Sauer Grapes
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:37 am

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melaniec
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby melaniec » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:48 pm

Spent exactly $96, thanks to the cheap app fees for UF and FSU, and a fee waiver from UMiami.

pekkle
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby pekkle » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:54 pm

Just under $1000 for 13 schools. I had 2 fee waivers, I think.

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nematoad
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby nematoad » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:59 pm

15 schools, only 3 waivers. so much money, i hope its worth it

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The Pen Is Mightier
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:12 pm

$913 on LSAC for 1 LSAT, LSDAS, and app fees at 7/10 schools, and $1400 on a prep course. If I factor the opportunity cost of my LSAT course in foregone overtime, it's around another grand and a half (pretax though, so about 60% of that in real money).

So $3,213. Do I win anything?

floppymex
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby floppymex » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:20 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:$913 on LSAC for 1 LSAT, LSDAS, and app fees at 7/10 schools, and $1400 on a prep course. If I factor the opportunity cost of my LSAT course in foregone overtime, it's around another grand and a half (pretax though, so about 60% of that in real money).

So $3,213. Do I win anything?


If you're lucky you've won 3 years locked in a library while accumulating 100k in student loans!

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ApexChaser
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby ApexChaser » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:24 pm

~900 here for 16 schools. Funny enough, the fee waivers were indicative of what I considered "target" and "reach targets." Then I applied to a few I deem "superman reaches" just to have them definitively reject me.

I figured what the hey, it's a one time process in my life.

KellyD09
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby KellyD09 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:31 pm

$210 for 19 apps... All fees waived except one school.

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existenz
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby existenz » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:52 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!?!?!


When you whiff the September LSAT and only get fee waivers from 3 or 4 T1 law schools, you can easily end up spending a grand. I had no plans to wait until my December LSAT won me some fee waivers so I could apply mid-January!

Getting apps in before January is worth the $80/each. Lesson: nail the June or Sept LSAT and cash in those fee waivers.

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Holly Golightly
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:03 am

17 apps submitted so far, spent around $550 on apps thanks to fee waivers (plus the LSAC/LSAT fees). Problem is, there are still a few schools I want to apply to, but I am absolutely tapped for the moment. Ugh.

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of Benito Cereno
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:09 am

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

skype = $.02 per minute

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Borhas
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Borhas » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:27 am

12 apps, 144

LSAC fee waiver took care of the rest

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ontologyfail
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby ontologyfail » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:33 am

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

skype = $.02 per minute


Depends on the country, landline/cell, etc. I thought it wouldn't be a problem to have my mom call my french cell since I've spend about $4 over the past three months calling US cell phones. Turns out skype->french cell phones is .15/minute or something. Not too bad if it's a quick phone call, but it can add up pretty quickly.

Z3RO
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Re: So how much did you spend?

Postby Z3RO » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:01 am

I did surprisingly well on my LSAT, which saved me bags of dough (which I summarily threw at my girlfriend for Christmas, since it was 'extra money' in my immature littl e head). I only ended up paying for Harvard, Columbia and Chicago. Everybody else gave me waivers.

This also kept me from even applying to Northwestern. They were one of my top choices from the beginning, but between no waiver (could be hidden, but not worth finding out) and having to miss a day of work to go to their lame-ass interview, the cost wasn't worth it. Funny how you find out that you really don't care to attend a school the minute any real sacrifice comes up.




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