2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Pretty bummed that I didn't get a Cornell waiver (no email at all), considering I am above both of their 75th %s by a fair margin. Also no PT at Duke.

I didn't get a waiver from Cornell either. I'm at median for GPA and above their 75% for the LSAT.

Maybe they didn't send out all the waivers at once?

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Vexed
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Vexed » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:51 pm

USC replied to my solicitation and said they'd start processing requests for waivers on 9/3.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Humbert Humbert » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:44 am

What's the word on CCNP? Do they typically give fee waivers? If so, solicited or unsolicited, and when?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby livefromannarbor » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:21 pm

So, since there seemed to be a little interest, I'll go ahead and post the results of round one of need-based solicitations.

Granted:
Alabama Law
UVA
Cornell

Denied:
Chicago

Also of potential interest:

Hidden waiver:
Michigan

Unsolicited waivers (for schools to which I may actually apply):
William and Mary
Vanderbilt

Will apply for waivers after September 1st:
Harvard (well, mid-September - they were included in my first round and told me to request a fee waiver form in mid-September)
Penn
UC-Berkeley
GULC
UT-Austin

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Toby Ziegler
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Toby Ziegler » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:29 pm

livefromannarbor wrote:So, since there seemed to be a little interest, I'll go ahead and post the results of round one of need-based solicitations.

Granted:
Alabama Law
UVA
Cornell

Denied:
Chicago

Also of potential interest:

Hidden waiver:
Michigan

Unsolicited waivers (for schools to which I may actually apply):
William and Mary
Vanderbilt

Will apply for waivers after September 1st:
Harvard (well, mid-September - they were included in my first round and told me to request a fee waiver form in mid-September)
Penn
UC-Berkeley
GULC
UT-Austin

Thanks!

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cannibal ox
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby cannibal ox » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Did you contact each school directly to solicit a need based waiver? What was their process like? I'm not sure if I should go after need-based, since I'm not sure what they base it on (savings, monthly income, etc).

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livefromannarbor
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby livefromannarbor » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:43 am

I emailed the schools directly, explained that I was having a difficult time affording law school application fees, attached my most recent financial aid award, and you see the results here. Some of the rest of the schools I still need to solicit from have forms, so I haven't done that yet. Honestly, just give it a shot. Worst case, you spent a few minutes trying. Best case, you save hundreds of dollars.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby cannibal ox » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:31 pm

What do you mean by your most recent financial aid award?

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livefromannarbor
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby livefromannarbor » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:12 pm

I get substantial financial aid from both the government and my university, based on my FAFSA. I attached a copy of the award for this year to demonstrate that I am, in fact, as broke as I claim to be. It shows how much money I'm getting, and how much COA is at my school.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby mandyjay11 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:30 pm

livefromannarbor wrote:I get substantial financial aid from both the government and my university, based on my FAFSA. I attached a copy of the award for this year to demonstrate that I am, in fact, as broke as I claim to be. It shows how much money I'm getting, and how much COA is at my school.



Did LSAC deny you the need based waiver ?

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livefromannarbor
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby livefromannarbor » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:50 pm

Yeah. Immediately. Like, when I put in my info to apply for the waiver, it immediately said that my (and my parents') income is too high (which I find to be insane since I qualified for a pell grant with that income).

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby attackpizza » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:25 pm

Got a fee waiver via email this morning from MSU...and I have yet to take the LSAT (taking October test). I have an old score from 2004 that is no longer reported, so I'm at a loss as to why I got the fee waiver, but it was a little fun to see it in my inbox. :|

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby drewmm » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:37 pm

attackpizza wrote:Got a fee waiver via email this morning from MSU...and I have yet to take the LSAT (taking October test). I have an old score from 2004 that is no longer reported, so I'm at a loss as to why I got the fee waiver, but it was a little fun to see it in my inbox. :|


I also got this, with no LSAT on record at all.

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Postby 062914123 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:49 pm

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby drewmm » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:51 pm

bee wrote:didn't get one of these, but just out of curiosity, does msu stand for michigan state univ?


Yessir. East Lansing.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby michiganlady222 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:07 pm

michigan law....paper fee waiver

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby drewmm » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:32 pm

michiganlady222 wrote:michigan law....paper fee waiver


I've been curious about these... their website seems to suggest that all fee waivers are need-based. Is that just a lie?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Steveloblaw » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:38 pm

drewmm wrote:
michiganlady222 wrote:michigan law....paper fee waiver


I've been curious about these... their website seems to suggest that all fee waivers are need-based. Is that just a lie?


Yep, I solicited one last week. They replied that I would receive my waiver when I finished my application on LSAC (otherwise known as a hidden fee waiver).

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Received a really nice packet from Dean Zearfoss with a handwritten note and fee waiver - really impressed by Michigan!

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Vexed » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:26 pm

Also received a packet from Michigan w/ note and fee waiver today. Super stoked, definitely one of my top choices. :D

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Typhoon24 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:45 pm

loved that packet from michigan <3

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby livefromannarbor » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:57 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Received a really nice packet from Dean Zearfoss with a handwritten note and fee waiver - really impressed by Michigan!

+1

Definitely my clear top choice. This is just extra icing on the already frosted cake.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby sasquatchsam » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:11 pm

Also got the UM packet. Very nicely done...my wife and I were trying to figure out if the note was a stamp or actually handwritten haha. Not sure how many they sent out but even if it is only a few hundred that would take a while to do. I liked the pictures. Looks like a cool place especially after visiting my local TT a couple of weeks ago :)

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:11 pm

Solicited fee waivers from the following:
Georgetown- granted
UVA- Granted
Alabama- Granted
Washington and Lee- no fee this year
UT- denied
SMU- no response yet
Penn- no response yet
Northwestern- No fee if you apply before Nov 4
George Washington- told me to ask after Oct 1
Fordham- told me to ask after Sep 1
Duke- denied
Cornell- denied
Colorado- no response yet
Berkeley- no response yet
Texas Tech- denied

The fact that I got denied by Tech made me laugh. It's the only school I ask for a waiver from that my numbers exceed both 75%.

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Magical Trevor
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Magical Trevor » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:33 pm

I called Colorado and was told to give them a call back at the end of September/beginning of October because they are busy squaring the incoming class away right now. I can PM you the number if you'd like.




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