"deferring" fee waivers?

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lsatprepguy
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"deferring" fee waivers?

Postby lsatprepguy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:55 am

I took the LSAT in Oct and I'm only a junior. I am now getting emails from schools I plan to apply to offer me fee waivers, but obviously I don't need them until next cycle. How does this work?

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Re: "deferring" fee waivers?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:58 am

Fee waivers are only good for the current law school application cycle; you can request fee waivers for next cycle next year.

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Re: "deferring" fee waivers?

Postby lsatprepguy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:08 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Fee waivers are only good for the current law school application cycle; you can request fee waivers for next cycle next year.


Will they just automatically give them to me again or will I have to request them?

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Re: "deferring" fee waivers?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:12 am

I think that both may apply as some may be generated by LSAC registration for that particular application cycle, while others may need to be requested. Regardless, the process is easy as a simple e-mail request with your numbers & URM, veteran or Teach-For-America type status is enough.

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Re: "deferring" fee waivers?

Postby lionelmessi » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:14 am

lsatprepguy wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Fee waivers are only good for the current law school application cycle; you can request fee waivers for next cycle next year.


Will they just automatically give them to me again or will I have to request them?


I took the LSAT Dec 2010 and waited to apply until the current cycle. I simply saved all those fee waiver e-mails and then copied them into new soliciting waiver e-mails this fall. I sent the e-mail directly to the main admission's e-mails and I just said something like "I didn't use this last cycle b/c I didn't apply anywhere, but would like to request that it be granted again for this cycle".

I went 100% in getting them re-upped for this cycle.

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Re: "deferring" fee waivers?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:14 am

It is important to request fee waivers as early in a cycle as possible since most admissions offices are given a limited amount of funds for fee waivers.

P.S. Most, maybe all, law schools code their fee waivers by cycle so that they expire after the cycle for which they were issued.

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Re: "deferring" fee waivers?

Postby lsatprepguy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:21 am

lionelmessi wrote:
lsatprepguy wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Fee waivers are only good for the current law school application cycle; you can request fee waivers for next cycle next year.


Will they just automatically give them to me again or will I have to request them?


I took the LSAT Dec 2010 and waited to apply until the current cycle. I simply saved all those fee waiver e-mails and then copied them into new soliciting waiver e-mails this fall. I sent the e-mail directly to the main admission's e-mails and I just said something like "I didn't use this last cycle b/c I didn't apply anywhere, but would like to request that it be granted again for this cycle".

I went 100% in getting them re-upped for this cycle.


Awesome. Thanks so much everyone.




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