When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby LSATclincher » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:02 pm

drummerboy wrote:I believe you can email or call the the admissions office directly. Im just wondering whats the schools objective for granting them this late. Ive heard lots of negative theories, but Ive also heard that it may not totally be for the schools ranking strategy. Previous threads document that applying to such schools has yielded positive results in applicants that wouldnt have otherwise applied. Anyone have their own anecdotes? Thanks.


I still don't think it's considered "late" to apply now. I feel this is the time when the vast majority apply. Only in TLS regards, is this time considered "late."

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby SrLaw » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:51 pm

BYU fee waiver

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:06 pm

2011Law wrote:I feel so dumb for waiting this long to ask, but how exactly do you apply for a fee waiver?

Do you mean need-based or merit-based?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby chasgoose » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:14 pm

Just received a viewbook and fee waiver by mail from Michigan with a somewhat personalized note from the director of admissions...haven't applied yet, but definitely think I am going to now...

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:19 pm

By email today:
BYU
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U Miami

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:45 am

NYU via snail mail! Yay! :D

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby jjohn4 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:35 pm

Just got U of Miami's today...
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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:09 pm

Michigan via snail mail today!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby gothamm » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:38 am

Received this huge white envelope which looked to be like an acceptance letter, only to find out that it was mail from the University of Wisconsin.....they didn't even include a fee waiver in their materials :x

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:32 pm

By email: Vandy, Denver, U Idaho

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby LHC » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:23 pm

I got a fee waiver from Northwestern two days after applying. Would it be too much to email and ask for a reimbursement?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:51 pm

LHC wrote:I got a fee waiver from Northwestern two days after applying. Would it be too much to email and ask for a reimbursement?

Can't hurt to try, but my guess is that they'll say no.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby whirledpeas86 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:12 am

Got a fee waiver via email from Columbia exactly one day after I sent in my application and paid the application fee. :x Anyone know if they give refunds or if it's tacky to even ask?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby whirledpeas86 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:19 am

whirledpeas86 wrote:Got a fee waiver via email from Columbia exactly one day after I sent in my application and paid the application fee. :x Anyone know if they give refunds or if it's tacky to even ask?


Oh nevermind, I just reread the email: "This letter of encouragement applies only to those who have not yet submitted an application to our Law School."

What a blower. :(

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby SrLaw » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:49 pm

whirledpeas86 wrote:Got a fee waiver via email from Columbia exactly one day after I sent in my application and paid the application fee. :x Anyone know if they give refunds or if it's tacky to even ask?



ah, that sucks a left one

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby LSATclincher » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:42 pm

Suffice to say, Minnesota's fee waiver policy is quite liberal. I listed all of my financials (including savings and investments), and I was still granted the $75 waiver.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:32 pm

Via email:

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby LSATclincher » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:25 am

Anyone have any success in submitting the Georgetown waiver? It seems you have to submit it before sending in your app. And a decision on the waiver takes approx 2 weeks. But I notice you have to submit parents income, so I'm thinking this might only be a waste of 2 weeks for me.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby fingersxd » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:05 pm

LSATclincher wrote:Anyone have any success in submitting the Georgetown waiver? It seems you have to submit it before sending in your app. And a decision on the waiver takes approx 2 weeks. But I notice you have to submit parents income, so I'm thinking this might only be a waste of 2 weeks for me.


I noticed the same and decided to send my app without it. It may take less than 2 weeks but I called the office to try and expedite and my reception didn't give me the warm and fuzzies. Decided I would be better off not waiting 2 more weeks.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby pcvmeli » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:34 am

I solicited and received from Ohio State when I got my score back. I also solicited but heard no reply from Cornell and Indiana.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:54 am

This is out of date, so sticky status it will lose. Thanks for the hard work, though, Dany.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:00 am

lol good call

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby utopian_grrl » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:20 am

Howard 1/9 - email
Depaul 1/9 - email
BU 1/9 - email
Maryland 1/9 - email
W&L - 1/9 - email
W&M - 1/9 - email
WUSL 1/9 - email
Duke 1/9 - hidden
Georgetown 1/9 - solicited after Dec scores, said they didn't give merit waivers, but got a CRS email waiver later
UCLA 1/9 - emailed them, was nicely told to wait for CRS and got waiver via email
UVA 1/9 - hidden

I have a few more waivers and haven't checked for other hidden waivers yet.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby efin12 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:48 pm

Are any of the December LSAT takers waiting for fee waivers before sending in apps? I'm anxious to apply since it's so late in the cycle, but it would be really helpful to save a few hundred dollars. Do you think they have hidden fee waivers available now?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Seasick Sailor » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:55 pm

I emailed a couple of schools yesterday and requested a waiver.

I heard back from one school this morning.

Give it a shot if you can't wait.




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