Question about LSAC Fee Waivers

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Question about LSAC Fee Waivers

Postby ae10798485 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:24 am

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Re: Question about LSAC Fee Waivers

Postby emmybee » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:06 pm

The LSAC fee waiver is great beyond receiving 4 free law school reports (which are currently $25) because most schools, at least those in the T20, automatically waive the application fee (usually $70+) as well. If the school does not auto-waive the fee then I have heard that sending an email explaining that you're an LSAC fee waiver recipient does the trick. There are a few exceptions to this, check each school's website for further details. But the main point is you can save over $1000 if you apply to 10+ schools.

I am also an LSAC fee waiver recipient and as for writing an addendum, I do not think it is necessary. Presumably the schools can see that you are a fee waiver recipient because most of them auto-waive and unlike a 5+ jump in LSAT score, which puts the applicant into an entirely new score band, being poor enough to qualify for the waiver does not strike me as needing an addendum specifically addressing why you got the waiver.

However, because the standards for being approved for the waiver are so strict you might consider writing a diversity statement about being socioeconomically disadvantaged, which is something I am considering. Just my two cents, I encourage you to search the forums for other opinions and discussions. I hope that helped. Best of luck to you!

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Re: Question about LSAC Fee Waivers

Postby ae10798485 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:07 pm

Thank you so much for that - really helpful




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