2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby mojangles » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:10 am

AT9 wrote:Has anyone received a fee waiver from UMN? Unsolicited or solicited? I tried soliciting a waiver but they responded with:

"At this time, we only grant merit-based fee waivers through LSAC’s Candidate Referral Service (CRS). Prospective students who meet the merit criteria AND have registered with CRS prior to taking the LSAT automatically receive a fee waiver. Unfortunately we are unable to grant merit-based fee waivers to students who are not registered with CRS or who registered after taking the LSAT."

What? I don't even know if I registered prior to the LSAT or not. I mentioned the fact that I was an alum, but evidently thousands of dollars and several years at the school isn't enough to give back a little. :x

I did get one - unsolicited. Sorry bro - hope they do come through for ya

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby AT9 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:34 am

mojangles wrote:
AT9 wrote:Has anyone received a fee waiver from UMN? Unsolicited or solicited? I tried soliciting a waiver but they responded with:

"At this time, we only grant merit-based fee waivers through LSAC’s Candidate Referral Service (CRS). Prospective students who meet the merit criteria AND have registered with CRS prior to taking the LSAT automatically receive a fee waiver. Unfortunately we are unable to grant merit-based fee waivers to students who are not registered with CRS or who registered after taking the LSAT."

What? I don't even know if I registered prior to the LSAT or not. I mentioned the fact that I was an alum, but evidently thousands of dollars and several years at the school isn't enough to give back a little. :x

I did get one - unsolicited. Sorry bro - hope they do come through for ya


Thanks, I'm hoping so. I want to apply but it's hard to justify the extra $100 when almost every other school on my list has given me a waiver.

I got their fancy little view book yesterday, though.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby andapieceoftoast » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:20 am

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:30 am

I'd contact them if I were you just saying that you noticed that the fee waiver wasn't applied on LSAC. And maybe ask if there's another round of waivers or something?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby HOS » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:33 am

I e-mailed UMich this weekend and just received a reply saying I had been granted a waiver. So yes, perhaps just e-mail again as a polite reminder.

Also just in, Cornell, Georgetown and Vandy.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby carolinainmymind » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:42 am

andapieceoftoast wrote:So I've already posted on this topic before - my apologies - but my circumstances have slightly changed.

I solicited from UMich in early August and received this response:
Thank you for your interest in Michigan Law. We offer merit-based fee waivers through LSAC's Candidate Referral Service. It does appear that you will qualify for a waiver. If you are registered for that service, it will appear automatically in your LSAC account. We will begin processing LSAC fee waivers later this month.


I'm really bummed bc I neither received an email nor a hidden waiver.
I'm wondering if it's worth contacting them again; I don't want to troll them. My GPA is 3.81 and LSAT 174 - do you think there is any reason why I shouldn't have received one?


Same exact thing happened to me. I emailed them a (polite) reminder towards the end of last week, and promptly received a fee waiver code in response.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby andapieceoftoast » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:54 am

carolinainmymind wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:So I've already posted on this topic before - my apologies - but my circumstances have slightly changed.

I solicited from UMich in early August and received this response:
Thank you for your interest in Michigan Law. We offer merit-based fee waivers through LSAC's Candidate Referral Service. It does appear that you will qualify for a waiver. If you are registered for that service, it will appear automatically in your LSAC account. We will begin processing LSAC fee waivers later this month.


I'm really bummed bc I neither received an email nor a hidden waiver.
I'm wondering if it's worth contacting them again; I don't want to troll them. My GPA is 3.81 and LSAT 174 - do you think there is any reason why I shouldn't have received one?


Same exact thing happened to me. I emailed them a (polite) reminder towards the end of last week, and promptly received a fee waiver code in response.



Thank you to the previous 3 posters. I will send them a polite reminder in hopes of snagging that extra fee waiver -- every bit helps!

UPDATE: Got it - within 20 minutes! Thanks for the tip ladies and gents! Best of luck to everyone as we suffer through this together...

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Innovative » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:22 pm

Anyone get fee waivers from CCN, UC Berkeley, or USC yet? Solicited or unsolicited.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby cannibal ox » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:50 pm

UCLA, solicited, gave me a code to use 4 minutes after I sent them a request. Well done, UCLA.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby christobel » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:20 pm

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby californiauser » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:23 pm

Innovative wrote:Anyone get fee waivers from CCN, UC Berkeley, or USC yet? Solicited or unsolicited.


I responded to an email USC sent me last year with a fee waiver in it, they said they're only going to give them out through CRS - and that they should be sent out sometime in September.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby 052220151 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:27 pm

christobel wrote:
Innovative wrote:Anyone get fee waivers from CCN, UC Berkeley, or USC yet? Solicited or unsolicited.


I believe that Berkeley does not do merit waivers. I tried to solicit one from SC a few weeks ago and received no response


Berk doesn't give them out. I didn't receive a response from SC either. It's really weird how some admissions offices have a thirty minute turn around and others take days to get back to you.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby HOS » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:48 pm

Same here on USC, it's the only school I have yet to hear back from on the solicited waiver front.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby eaad91 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:13 pm

I want to solicit fee waivers from schools but I'm retaking the LSAT in October. Should I wait until after the LSAT to try and ask or should I just ask now? I'm a splitter with an at/just-under median LSAT for some T-14s.

Thanks in advance

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby cannibal ox » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:38 am

Michigan, solicited.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Instinctive » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:42 am

Another stupid question from me: Do HYS even do merit fee waivers? Is it worth soliciting?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby californiauser » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:56 am

Instinctive wrote:Another stupid question from me: Do HYS even do merit fee waivers? Is it worth soliciting?


Nope. Need only.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Typhoon24 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:10 pm

californiauser wrote:
Instinctive wrote:Another stupid question from me: Do HYS even do merit fee waivers? Is it worth soliciting?


Nope. Need only.



Maybe still worth doing since getting an email from HLS feels gooooood

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby gmoney71313 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:10 pm

Same here on USC, it's the only school I have yet to hear back from on the solicited waiver front.


This exactly.

Solicited Waivers: UVA, Duke, Michigan, Northwestern (no app fee if submitted before Nov. 5), GULC, UCLA, UC Davis (no app fee this cycle), Denver, Lewis & Clark, William & Mary, WVU

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Vincent » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:43 pm

deputydog wrote:
christobel wrote:
Innovative wrote:Anyone get fee waivers from CCN, UC Berkeley, or USC yet? Solicited or unsolicited.


I believe that Berkeley does not do merit waivers. I tried to solicit one from SC a few weeks ago and received no response


Berk doesn't give them out. I didn't receive a response from SC either. It's really weird how some admissions offices have a thirty minute turn around and others take days to get back to you.


Berkeley had a pilot fee-waiver program last year for "high achieving UC and CSU students".

I didn't get one (unsolicited or solicited), but my friend (with lower GPA and LSAT) did (unsolicited).

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:47 pm

TTTulsa and UMiami today

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Vursz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:25 pm

UCLA just now.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby stickershocked » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:26 pm

Just got one from UCLA. Didn't those already go out?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:27 pm

another case of the #doublewaiver

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:27 pm

UCLA as well, feels good since they did not send me a waiver on their last CRS adventure.




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