Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

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Jolly_J88
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Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby Jolly_J88 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:45 pm

Hello all,

Does directly asking a school for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission? I've already spent around $700 on application fees, but still want to apply to more schools, as I can see myself attending these other schools, and have done quite a bit of research on them (so I'm not just shooting random apps). Question is, if I ask the schools for a waiver, will they think I don't care enough about the school to pay the full price of application fees, and have this affect my chances at admission??

Any input would be appreciated..

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Killingly
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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby Killingly » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:46 pm

Not at all.

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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:46 pm

No. Go forth and waive fees. Also, go forth and chill.

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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:48 pm

No.


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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby ekbrown09 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:27 pm

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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby Ernert » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:39 pm

ekbrown09 wrote:Haha, no! I asked for one from Georgetown, they told me no. Then I asked for one again and said I really needed it... then they said no. Then I said I would only apply if I got a FW (in a much, much nicer way, of course) and they finally gave me one. And I just got in :) so it affects admission in no way.


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Jolly_J88
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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby Jolly_J88 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:34 pm

ekbrown, did you get any form of non-repayable financial assistance?

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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby ekbrown09 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:46 pm

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Jolly_J88
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Re: Does asking for a fee waiver hurt your chances at admission?

Postby Jolly_J88 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:51 pm

Oh ok. Well congratulations. Thanks again.




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