When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby houstongirl » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:14 pm

Random question, and this is probably silly, but what if you apply to a school and they send you a fee waiver afterwards. Can you request a refund?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby bartleby » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:24 pm

houstongirl wrote:Random question, and this is probably silly, but what if you apply to a school and they send you a fee waiver afterwards. Can you request a refund?


I've heard from some schools that they do grant a refund afterward, but have also heard from some other schools that you're out of luck if you've already applied and they give you a waiver later. I think it varies from school to school.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:02 pm

Okay, I think OP is up-to-date. Let me know if there are any corrections or additions! :D

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:16 pm

Just got one from Pepperdine.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby pride09 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:26 pm

I asked for and received a Georgetown waiver. I asked Columbia for one and received a reply saying they do not grant merit waivers to anyone. Is this a recent change in policy--I thought I've seen several people mention a waiver from Columbia?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:32 pm

pride09 wrote:I asked for and received a Georgetown waiver. I asked Columbia for one and received a reply saying they do not grant merit waivers to anyone. Is this a recent change in policy--I thought I've seen several people mention a waiver from Columbia?

It's definitely not true - I got a merit waiver from Columbia this cycle. They might mean they don't grant them on request.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby quetzal_bird » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:36 pm

I got a waiver from Columbia but it was hidden until I was checking out at LSAC

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby pride09 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:42 pm

Ok, thanks. That's what I thought, but I didn't know why they would lie to me. Just tell me I don't qualify! But maybe one of your stipulations are right.

Here's the email I got:

Dear XXX,

Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, we do not grant merit based application fee waivers. Applicants are welcome to submit a waiver request with a detailed explanation as to why they are not able to pay the application fee, which will be reviewed by the application committee.

Thank you,

Office of Graduate Legal Studies
Columbia Law School

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:12 pm

Email waiver from USC. FWIW, there is a specific note that they will not refund already paid fees.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby chasgoose » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:48 pm

Just got an e-mail from Duke about a fee waiver. No mention of Priority Track, does that mean I didn't make the cut for that?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:59 pm

chasgoose wrote:Just got an e-mail from Duke about a fee waiver. No mention of Priority Track, does that mean I didn't make the cut for that?

I think you're right. Everyone in last year's post-December thread specified whether they got a PT or non-PT waiver, and that was true after June as well.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby chasgoose » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:11 pm

Bummer, I was hoping to get some news early one way or the other...

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:11 pm

Eski,

If you're willing to update this accordingly, I'll keep it stickied till this, like Dulc's, become irrelevant.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:14 pm

acrossthelake wrote:Eski,

If you're willing to update this accordingly, I'll keep it stickied till this, like Dulc's, become irrelevant.

:mrgreen: thanks love! I've been keeping the OP up-to-date and will continue to do so.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby LSATclincher » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:19 am

Got one from Richmond today. I'm not sure why.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby well-hello-there » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:42 am

Duke PT & fee waiver e-mail Monday the 10th at 1:20 p.m. pst
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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby ATR » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:23 am

On Monday I received:

West Virginia
Southern Illinois
Richmond
Notre Dame
Alabama
Washington & Lee
Pepperdine

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby jazzmastersc » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:26 am

William & Mary
UCLA
Cardozo
Alabama
Temple
Cincinnati
Richmond
a few others...

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:51 pm

This morning...

Columbus (Catholic)
Northeastern
Tulsa - Invite to Apply, containing a link to request a fee waiver. Not explicitly given, but seems to imply that I would receive one by requesting.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby chasgoose » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:56 pm

Just received a fee waiver from UVA...

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby SrLaw » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:00 pm

I received these exact same fee waivers. I have no idea why I did not get an Alabama or Notre Dame fee waiver.


Bjavadi wrote:This morning...

Columbus (Catholic)
Northeastern
Tulsa - Invite to Apply, containing a link to request a fee waiver. Not explicitly given, but seems to imply that I would receive one by requesting.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby SMA22 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:01 pm

UVA just hit me with one :D

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby afLSAT » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:37 pm

SMA22 wrote:UVA just hit me with one :D


me too, 170 lsat, no gpa

[Is there some way to keep track of the lsat scores at which schools start issuing fee waivers? seems like it could help future applicants figure out if its worth holding out a day or two for them to come in . . . apologies if this has been discussed before.]

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:41 pm

afLSAT wrote:[Is there some way to keep track of the lsat scores at which schools start issuing fee waivers? seems like it could help future applicants figure out if its worth holding out a day or two for them to come in . . . apologies if this has been discussed before.]

We made some attempt to do this in the larger thread for this cycle, but it ends up being not completely helpful. Most schools give them out to at least some applicants with low numbers in order to increase their number of applications, and some applicants with extremely high LSAT scores/GPAs don't receive fee waivers for certain schools. And also, even people with identical LSAT scores and a similar GPA don't receive the same fee waivers. (For example, dulcatis and I both have the same LSAT score and are 3.75+ on CRS for GPA, yet I got some merit waivers she didn't.)

I guess what I'm saying is - it can't really hurt to do it, but the process is so random and not enough based on actual merit that it's probably more trouble than it's worth.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:42 pm

Also - yay for the UVA waivers and the OP is updated with them!




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