LSAC Report Fee Increase

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Is the LSAC report fee increase excessive?

Yes, it is unfair for a company to exploit their monopoly.
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41%
No, $16 is a reasonable price for a per school report fee.
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18%
Wait, there's a report fee on top of the application fee?
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14%
I just want to stay in/go back to college. Life was so much simpler then.
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27%
 
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gtown2010
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LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby gtown2010 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:34 pm

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Moomoo2u
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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby Moomoo2u » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:45 pm

Lame. People will probably ask for more fee waivers now.

freestallion
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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby freestallion » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:45 pm

You're about to spend over $150,000 on a law degree, yet you're worried about $4 extra dollars per application?

Get your priorities straight.

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Moomoo2u
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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby Moomoo2u » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:49 pm

it's not about the physical amount of money, it's that they're charging you more for a monopoly they have on applying to LS.

Was there some justification for it, or were they just like oh now you pay moar lol u mad?

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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby gtown2010 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:51 pm

Moomoo2u wrote:it's not about the physical amount of money, it's that they're charging you more for a monopoly they have on applying to LS.


+1

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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:01 pm

gtown2010 wrote:LSAC report fee is now $16 per school. Anyone but me think a 33% increase in one year is a bit excessive?

Hooray for statistical selection bias.

Googling around, it appears that the LSDAS fee was $12 at least as early as 2006 (and the fact that my 2-minute search didn't find sooner examples doesn't mean it wasn't $12 before then). So that's $12 in 2006 to $16 in 2011, or a 33% increase in 5+ years. That doesn't sound nearly so excessive.

What if they had gradually raised it in that time? 6% increases each year over 5 years would've led to the same cost today. That doesn't sound so excessive, either.

What about the $80 cost of the app that goes with it? Your total app costs go from $92 to $96. It's only around a 4% increase in your total costs.

Or, to put it another way... It's four dollars. Does spending four dollars more than planned for an $80+ application (which will be followed, in all likelihood, by over $100,000 in debt) really sound so excessive that it's worth putting in red letters and whining about the burden it places on you?

On the other hand, your knack for blatantly leading and loaded questions suggests a bright future for you as a Fox News poll analyst.

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Moomoo2u
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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby Moomoo2u » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:10 pm

well said, shame on me for buying into it without looking at the facts. I'm still curious as to whether or not there was a justification though.

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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:15 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
What about the $80 cost of the app that goes with it? Your total app costs go from $92 to $96. It's only around a 4% increase in your total costs.

Or, to put it another way... It's four dollars. Does spending four dollars more than planned for an $80+ application (which will be followed, in all likelihood, by over $100,000 in debt) really sound so excessive that it's worth putting in red letters and whining about the burden it places on you?

This is seriously not a compelling line of argument.

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Re: LSAC Report Fee Increase

Postby ahduth » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
What about the $80 cost of the app that goes with it? Your total app costs go from $92 to $96. It's only around a 4% increase in your total costs.

Or, to put it another way... It's four dollars. Does spending four dollars more than planned for an $80+ application (which will be followed, in all likelihood, by over $100,000 in debt) really sound so excessive that it's worth putting in red letters and whining about the burden it places on you?

This is seriously not a compelling line of argument.


Agreed. These asshats a) take hundreds of thousands of dollars of our money, b) claim 99% of their graduates have 160,000 dollar a year jobs and now c) they're raising the app fee?

I'd have fought back by applying to one less school.




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