Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby champagnepapi » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:22 pm

received UGeorgia unsolicited today - August 17

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby poptart123 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:28 pm

proteinshake wrote:successfully solicited from UCLA


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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby RamTitan » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:07 pm

proteinshake wrote:email back from Northwestern: the app is free for everyone until December 1st!

Wow, that's sick

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby RamTitan » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:09 pm

For those who are wondering, Wisconsin sent out fee waivers a week or so ago

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby PDX4343 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:02 pm

Not sure if it's been established already, but UC Hastings told me they don't have an application fee this year. Also, USC said that there is no application fee for people who apply before I think February.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:39 pm

caitlinrw wrote:For any Florida people, FSU is waiving the fee for their application this year.



They're really Gunnin' for UF in USnews.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby caitlinrw » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:08 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
caitlinrw wrote:For any Florida people, FSU is waiving the fee for their application this year.



They're really Gunnin' for UF in USnews.


I was just saying this to someone else, I definitely agree.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby PDX4343 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:17 pm

Received an unsolicited waiver from Houston College of Law today. Still not worth the $30 report fee to apply, though.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Beads2017 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:31 pm

Has anyone received a fee waiver from UChicago from this cycle? I emailed them, but they just directed me to their online fee waiver policy. Should I go ahead and submit my app? Or see if they send me one in a few weeks?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby bmathers » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:37 pm

Was offered one/unsolicited by URichmond today

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby KatCoco » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:11 pm

Beads2017 wrote:Has anyone received a fee waiver from UChicago from this cycle? I emailed them, but they just directed me to their online fee waiver policy. Should I go ahead and submit my app? Or see if they send me one in a few weeks?


There's really no benefit to submitting this early vs. in a few weeks so might as well wait.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby KMart » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:57 am

Beads2017 wrote:Has anyone received a fee waiver from UChicago from this cycle? I emailed them, but they just directed me to their online fee waiver policy. Should I go ahead and submit my app? Or see if they send me one in a few weeks?

When I applied I asked for one and got the same response. A few weeks went by and I got an "unsolicited" fee waiver in the email.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby call-me-bubbles » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:49 am

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby poptart123 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:24 am

call-me-bubbles wrote:Of the 13 schools I'm planning to apply to, I recently e-mailed 9 of them, excluding HYS (for obvious reasons) and UChi, since their policy is clear about "no soliciting," and I've yet to find anyone on TLS or elsewhere who's stubbornly still solicited and been successful. Just to add more "data" points for this cycle, here are the responses I've received so far:

"Only through LSAC" (via approved fee waiver request and/or CRS) -- Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Vanderbilt

"Request forwarded for review" -- Duke

Referred to school's need-based fee waiver request form -- UPenn

Fee waiver granted! -- Georgetown, WUSTL

Still waiting to hear back from UVA, but hoping for the best, given the generous policy stated on their website. Also, I'm hoping that, at least for Vanderbilt and maybe also Cornell, I'll have a hidden fee waiver awaiting me once the application goes live.

EDITED: JK, gonna e-mail Chicago anyway just for funsies. I know they'll fall into the "Only through LSAC" category, but if there's any chance of later getting an unsolicited and/or hidden fee waiver from them, then, hey, I'll try my luck!


Second these experiences except unsolicited from GT and solicited successfully from UCLA and UVA.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby ayylmao » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:27 am

Dead horse stuff at this point, but I successfully solicited a waiver from UVA. Took them literally five minutes to reply with a waiver.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Helioze » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:34 am

ayylmao wrote:Dead horse stuff at this point, but I successfully solicited a waiver from UVA. Took them literally five minutes to reply with a waiver.


UVA is such a bro so far

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby ayylmao » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:35 am

Helioze wrote:
ayylmao wrote:Dead horse stuff at this point, but I successfully solicited a waiver from UVA. Took them literally five minutes to reply with a waiver.


UVA is such a bro so far

Living up to its reputation then 8)

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:44 am

Helioze wrote:
ayylmao wrote:Dead horse stuff at this point, but I successfully solicited a waiver from UVA. Took them literally five minutes to reply with a waiver.


UVA is such a bro so far


Me too it was crazy how relaxed they were about it

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby ayylmao » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:16 pm

Do you chances of admission to a top school (i.e. Chicago, Columbia, NYU, Penn) go down if you don't get a fee waiver?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Kopetz » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:21 pm

ayylmao wrote:Do you chances of admission to a top school (i.e. Chicago, Columbia, NYU, Penn) go down if you don't get a fee waiver?


Probably a correlation, but I'd guess unrelated to the presence or absence of a waiver in itself. Merit-waivers bring students with better numbers, for example.


also: requested either a merit or service waiver from UT Austin, got a link to their waiver page and told that they'd reach out to CRS-waiver candidates.


ETA: Service waiver still appears to be an option at UT for TFA alumni, but presumably not for military or peace corps.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby disbalex » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:53 pm

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:34 pm

So what's the rationale behind hidden fee waivers anyways? I'd think schools would want to tell you they'd waived your fee to induce warm fuzzies in applicants' mind about how kind and generous the school is.

Another question: does emailing a school that only gives CRS waivers still help, even though they won't tell you they've given you one?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby PDX4343 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:13 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:So what's the rationale behind hidden fee waivers anyways? I'd think schools would want to tell you they'd waived your fee to induce warm fuzzies in applicants' mind about how kind and generous the school is.

Another question: does emailing a school that only gives CRS waivers still help, even though they won't tell you they've given you one?


To your second question, it certainly doesn't hurt. Everything I've heard on this has been anecdotal, but I've heard of enough people getting waivers through CRS after asking that I've decided to do it. There's no downside so why not?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:54 pm

PDX4343 wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:So what's the rationale behind hidden fee waivers anyways? I'd think schools would want to tell you they'd waived your fee to induce warm fuzzies in applicants' mind about how kind and generous the school is.

Another question: does emailing a school that only gives CRS waivers still help, even though they won't tell you they've given you one?


To your second question, it certainly doesn't hurt. Everything I've heard on this has been anecdotal, but I've heard of enough people getting waivers through CRS after asking that I've decided to do it. There's no downside so why not?


Gotcha, appreciate the answer my fellow Oregonian <3

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby PDX4343 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:37 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:
PDX4343 wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:So what's the rationale behind hidden fee waivers anyways? I'd think schools would want to tell you they'd waived your fee to induce warm fuzzies in applicants' mind about how kind and generous the school is.

Another question: does emailing a school that only gives CRS waivers still help, even though they won't tell you they've given you one?


To your second question, it certainly doesn't hurt. Everything I've heard on this has been anecdotal, but I've heard of enough people getting waivers through CRS after asking that I've decided to do it. There's no downside so why not?


Gotcha, appreciate the answer my fellow Oregonian <3



Oh man, what gave me away? :lol:



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