Gotti wrote:Nah, GW, Hastings, and U Chicago are examples of schools that don't give need-based fee waivers....unless they lied to me when I asked lol
Interesting. Maybe they just have a lower threshold for "need" than some of the other schools? Or maybe they also take merit into account? You don't have an LSAC fee wavier do you? Because I'm pretty sure LSAC fee waiver = automatic fee waiver everywhere.
I'm pretty sure GW, Hastings, and Berkeley say no need-based fee waivers unless you have an LSAC fee waiver. So for me, even though I definitely needed fee waivers to apply and could prove it with my financial situation, some schools still said they didn't do need-based unless I had an LSAC fee waiver, which I didn't qualify for.
This is the email i got from GW in response to a fee waiver request:
GW Admissions wrote:
Thank you for your interest in GW Law-- we appreciate the hard work you have done so far!
From the information you have provided, you appear to be an outstanding candidate.
In response to your request for an application fee waiver --
If you have received a need-based fee waiver from LSAC, your GW Law application fee will automatically be waived when you submit your application online through LSAC. Other than for individuals in programs such as Teach For America, AmeriCorps or Peace Corps, this is the only circumstance in which we are granting fee waivers.
The funds that we collect in application fees are put into financial aid, and help allow us to provide generous grants and scholarships to our students. One merit-based scholarship that we offer to outstanding applicants is the Presidential Merit Scholarship. This award is tied to our binding early admission process. If GW Law is at the top of your list, I encourage you to apply for binding early admission. To review more detailed information about this program, please go to: http://www.law.gwu.edu/Admissions/apply ... early.aspx
. All applicants are considered for merit-based and need-based aid on the basis of their applicati! ons as submitted.
Please let me know if you have further questions or if I may be of assistance as you work your way through the law school admissions process.
Thank you, and best wishes for you as you begin your legal career.
Chicago said something like "We don't do need-based fee waivers unless you have an LSAC fee waiver. If you qualify for a merit-based waiver, you will get one through CRS)
Berkeley's website says:
Boalt Hall wrote:We offer a need-based application fee waiver program, which is administered by LSAC.We will waive your Berkeley Law application fee if you are approved for an LSAC fee waiver. If you apply electronically, your application fee will be waived automatically. If you submit a paper application, simply include a copy of your LSAC fee waiver approval letter with your application.