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UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby sokomofo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:00 am

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:22 am

Other international graduate students have been receiving fee waivers - this year and last - and some have been able to use them successfully. See this thread, for example:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=162609

If I was you, I would attempt to use the fee waiver and not worry about it. If LSAC gives you any trouble, act ignorant. I didn't know about this until you mentioned it, and I'm semi-international (although a permanent resident), so it's obviously possible to be ignorant of this information.

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby JenDarby » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:10 am

sokomofo wrote:i just got a merit fee waiver email from UCLA (unsolicited), even though i'm an international student. LSAC says that one must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible for a fee waiver. so.. what does this mean? are the unsoliticed merit fee wavers still good for international students?

LSAC fee waivers and merit waivers are entirely different things. LSAC waivers work across the map and are provided based on proof of financial need. The merit waivers are provided by the schools themselves and you will still pay the $12 LSAC fee. You can use merit waivers.

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby Samara » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:13 am

JenDarby wrote:
sokomofo wrote:i just got a merit fee waiver email from UCLA (unsolicited), even though i'm an international student. LSAC says that one must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible for a fee waiver. so.. what does this mean? are the unsoliticed merit fee wavers still good for international students?

LSAC fee waivers and merit waivers are entirely different things. LSAC waivers work across the map at most schools and are provided based on proof of financial need. The merit waivers are provided by the schools themselves and you will still pay the $12 $16 LSAC fee. You can use merit waivers.

FTFY

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby JenDarby » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:14 am

Samara wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
sokomofo wrote:i just got a merit fee waiver email from UCLA (unsolicited), even though i'm an international student. LSAC says that one must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible for a fee waiver. so.. what does this mean? are the unsoliticed merit fee wavers still good for international students?

LSAC fee waivers and merit waivers are entirely different things. LSAC waivers work across the map at most schools and are provided based on proof of financial need. The merit waivers are provided by the schools themselves and you will still pay the $12 $16 LSAC fee. You can use merit waivers.

FTFY

Semantics. If anyone with true financial need reads this don't let this fully deter you. If you qualify for an LSAC fee waiver, but find you cannot use it at a school I would recommend contacting that school because many schools also provide need based waivers that you could apply for in place of the LSAC need based waiver.

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby Samara » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:16 am

JenDarby wrote:
Samara wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
sokomofo wrote:i just got a merit fee waiver email from UCLA (unsolicited), even though i'm an international student. LSAC says that one must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible for a fee waiver. so.. what does this mean? are the unsoliticed merit fee wavers still good for international students?

LSAC fee waivers and merit waivers are entirely different things. LSAC waivers work across the map at most schools and are provided based on proof of financial need. The merit waivers are provided by the schools themselves and you will still pay the $12 $16 LSAC fee. You can use merit waivers.

FTFY

Semantics. If anyone with true financial need reads this don't let this fully deter you. If you qualify for an LSAC fee waiver, but find you cannot use it at a school I would recommend contacting that school because many schools also provide need based waivers that you could apply for in place of the LSAC need based waiver.

Right, you should still qualify, you just have to fill out extra paperwork.

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby JenDarby » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:18 am

Wow LSAC bumped it to $16? Clearly they were not already making enough money and I have not looked at the LSAC website this cycle.

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby madvillain » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:42 am

I also received this waiver, and I am an International student. I went ahead and transmitted the application and I was able to use the waiver no problem.

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby 071816 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:54 am

madvillain wrote:I also received this waiver, and I am an International student. I went ahead and transmitted the application and I was able to use the waiver no problem.


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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby madvillain » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:52 am

HAHA yes. finally. funny thing is doom was born in the UK so he's international too. dude's smart enough to ace the LSAT

"You say the beat grabbed you, then the rhyme stabbed you
But can't prove it was my clients DOOM and Babu
I rest my case, the witness never showed up
They both kept heat on the street, and had it sewed up
Defense was wise, complete with alibi's
What the informer told the coroner was a pile of lies
Beat the rap in the court of law
Free to beat the crap out those snitches while protectin and extortin the poor"

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Re: UCLA merit fee waiver

Postby 071816 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:46 pm

madvillain wrote:HAHA yes. finally. funny thing is doom was born in the UK so he's international too. dude's smart enough to ace the LSAT

"You say the beat grabbed you, then the rhyme stabbed you
But can't prove it was my clients DOOM and Babu
I rest my case, the witness never showed up
They both kept heat on the street, and had it sewed up
Defense was wise, complete with alibi's
What the informer told the coroner was a pile of lies
Beat the rap in the court of law
Free to beat the crap out those snitches while protectin and extortin the poor"


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