Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

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Kess
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Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby Kess » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:17 pm

Does it work?

It's a huge/insane reach for me so I probably won't bother applying at all if they don't give waivers. I am guessing they don't.

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby cinephile » Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:12 pm

They offer need-based waivers. But it's something of a pain since they want tax docs, etc., but probably worth it if you qualify for the need-based waiver.

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby Avrenim » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:03 am

I received a merit based waiver from Cornell in the mail. I'm above both medians, but I think it's worth a try regardless.

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby bdubs » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:43 am

Cornell is stingy, if you didn't get a merit based waiver in their wave and don't qualify for need based waiver then you probably won't get one.

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby Kess » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:12 pm

Thanks for your responses everyone. I'll ask.... worst case is that they'll say no. lol

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby LawSchoolGuru » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:20 pm

Kess wrote:Thanks for your responses everyone. I'll ask.... worst case is that they'll say no. lol


Kess let me know what happens. I'm in the same boat! And have you gotten a fee waiver from NYU?

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby Kess » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:00 pm

LawSchoolGuru wrote:
Kess wrote:Thanks for your responses everyone. I'll ask.... worst case is that they'll say no. lol


Kess let me know what happens. I'm in the same boat! And have you gotten a fee waiver from NYU?



Well, you see, I took the LSAT for the first time in October so I don't have an LSAT score yet. I know my score won't be above Cornell's median so that's why I am very apprehensive about applying at all. Without a fee waiver, it will probably be a waste of money. My GPA, however, is above their 75th%. I was able to get some fee waivers from some T2s and T3s just by giving them my GPA but I don't think that will fly with a school like Cornell.

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby LawSchoolGuru » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:07 pm

Wait for the LSAT score to come through. T-14's all want to know your gpa and lsat before they hand out merit based waivers. You won't really know how you did until you find out on the 24th/26th so don't worry so much now. But I hope you did well!

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Re: Asking Cornell for a fee waiver...

Postby Kess » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:09 pm

Thanks for the wishes, I hope so too.




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