Asking for a fee waiver

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mikel5400
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Asking for a fee waiver

Postby mikel5400 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:41 pm

Hi,

I know the question regarding fee waivers comes up every so often. Two target schools sent me fee waivers today. I am paying for the rest of the target and reach schools on my list, but there are three target schools (Northeastern, UMiami, and Villanova) that I am debating whether or not to apply to. With the other schools, I'm already paying a lot of money, and I'm wondering if it's worth a chance if I was to ask these three school if there's any way I could get a fee waiver.

-Can I do this?
-Can this count against me?
-What would I say in the email to each of these three schools, and what information should/would I provide them in the email?

Thanks so much for any information.

mikel5400
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Re: Asking for a fee waiver

Postby mikel5400 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:14 am

Anyone have any info? Thanks.

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89vision
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Re: Asking for a fee waiver

Postby 89vision » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:42 am

My emails were:

I am interested in applying to x school, do you offer fee waivers?

All but 3 schools said yes. All of those sent me need based apps, and I received them after filling the form out. I never emailed them my stats.

Gorges
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Re: Asking for a fee waiver

Postby Gorges » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:20 am

Here's the one e-mail I sent (I was denied a fee waiver and admission pending, but doesn't hurt to ask!)

Dear Admissions Office of X,

I am extremely interested in applying to X Law School, and I am writing to see if I could be considered for a merit-based fee waiver. My LSAT score is x, my GPA is x, and my LSAC Number is L31042161.

Thank you so much!

Jante05
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Re: Asking for a fee waiver

Postby Jante05 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:00 am

how do you find who to email?

tolson1
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Re: Asking for a fee waiver

Postby tolson1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:10 pm

Ask for fee waivers! I applied to a total of 34 schools (too many, I know) and I asked each school for a fee waiver.

Dear (school),

I am interested in your school, I was wondering if your institution is offering merit based fee waivers, and if my numbers would qualify for one...

Lsac
Gpa
L310#####

I ended up paying for 3 of my 34 applications.. I was shocked! The majority of the schools I applied to, I was at/below the 25th %..

Best of luck!

tolson1
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Re: Asking for a fee waiver

Postby tolson1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:10 pm

Jante05 wrote:how do you find who to email?



I emailed admissions.

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soitgoes9
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Re: Asking for a fee waiver

Postby soitgoes9 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:12 pm

'nova is not give them out this year expect for need.




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