TFA Fee Waivers?

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boo-boo
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TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby boo-boo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:00 am

I know that Teach for America has tons of law school partnerships and some offer fee waivers (THANK GOODNESS), but does anyone know what the process is for applying these waivers to each application?

Should I start contacting the schools now and ask for waivers before sending them out or am I supposed to pay first and then ask for a refund later? Or is there a form lurking around somewhere that I need to fill out?
Also, what do they usually ask for as verification? Would the offer letter or email work or do they need something more official?

I realize this is kind of early, but I just want to make sure that I put aside enough money to cover all of these expenses...

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby boo-boo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:04 pm

bump :oops:

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby emkay625 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:28 pm

Bump! I don't know either and am curious. I had our operations manager create, sign and scan a letter for me that just says I'm a corps member in good standing. I'm planning on emailing each of the schools with it attached and then see what else I need to do.

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:37 pm

This is relevant to my interests.

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby Muenchen » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:07 pm

Here, nerds. As a general rule, check the specific schools' websites. But this is what was on the first two pages of a "law school TFA fee waivers" Google search.

Chicago
http://www.law.uchicago.edu/prospective ... foramerica

Penn
http://www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/jd ... #feewaiver

UVA
http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/prospectives/faqs.htm

Michigan
http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestu ... pplication

Cornell
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... _JUMP_3322

Boalt
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/47.htm#Q16

Vanderbilt
http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... index.aspx

USC
http://lawweb.usc.edu/how/jd/faq.cfm

BU
http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/apply/jd/application/

BC
http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/admission/faq.html

Notre Dame
--LinkRemoved--

Emory
http://www.law.emory.edu/admission/admi ... dures.html


You'll see that a lot of them do offer waivers to TFA people, but that they require different levels of certification. It depends on the school. Good luck.

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:23 pm

Muni exists to google things for us.

Thanks dear.

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby Muenchen » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:27 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:Muni exists to google things for us.

Thanks dear.

I decided to not be a complete asshole and LMGTFY link you. Those should at least get you started.

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:30 pm

It was kind of you. I can take it, but poor boo-boo here doesn't know you have a crunchy exterior and a soft jelly center.

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby OnceUponAMemo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:14 pm

Hey all, I'm a rising 2L who did TFA pre-law school. I would look at all the applications to see if there is a place to indicate your application should be free and email every school who does not have such a program to get a manual waiver. This saved me a ton of $$ when applying.

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Re: TFA Fee Waivers?

Postby 20160810 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:41 am

I literally just emailed them and said "Hey I do TFA in [Region] and am applying may I have a fee waiver." Every single school except Hastings said yes.




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