Requesting Fee Waivers

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lmperri
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Requesting Fee Waivers

Postby lmperri » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:17 am

I know there has been some talk about this on here and I just wanted to share my experience with requested fee waivers to hopefully help some people. I saved a good amount of money by writing a simple e-mail to some schools admission offices that I was interested in.

The E-mail:

To Whom it May Concern,

In regards to applying to your school, I was wondering if XXX offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if so, if I would qualify for one. Please see my information below:

LSDAS GPA: 3.12

LSAT Score: 163

LSAC Account Number: L30110239

Thank you for your consideration as attending XXX would be a privilege that I am interested in exploring further.

Thank you,
Lisa

The Schools and Outcome:
Northeastern: Yes
Villanova: Yes
Seton Hall: Yes
St. Johns: Yes
University of Connecticut: Yes
Temple: Yes

In total I saved roughly $500 if not more considering I was going to apply to those schools anyway. The worst that could happen is they say no but as you can see, each school I wrote to said yes. Hope this saves some people money!

whymeohgodno
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Re: Requesting Fee Waivers

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:18 am

Thanks. I'm planning on doing this and didn't know the exact steps to take.

MissLucky
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Re: Requesting Fee Waivers

Postby MissLucky » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:28 am

so i heard UVA hands out fee waivers like candy but i definitely don't qualify for a merit-based (or need-based) one...how can i still request one from them? still give them my stats? idk...

lmperri
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Re: Requesting Fee Waivers

Postby lmperri » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:48 am

I look at it as whats the worse that could happen - they say no and you apply and pay because you were going to anyway

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Cupidity
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Re: Requesting Fee Waivers

Postby Cupidity » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:54 am

BU, UCLA, UMinn responded favorably last cylce.

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compromises
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Re: Requesting Fee Waivers

Postby compromises » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:08 am

Wisconsin was the only school that didn't send me a waiver of the ones I requested. They instead sent a form that I was to fill out and mail in, requesting information about my income/financial situation/etc.

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beachbum
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Re: Requesting Fee Waivers

Postby beachbum » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:11 am

This looks pretty similar to the fee waiver article, no?

http://www.top-law-schools.com/guide-to ... ivers.html




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