Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LSRAT » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:46 pm

September takers -- I just found hidden waivers from NYU, Michigan, and Northwestern as well.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby proteinshake » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:50 pm

LSRAT wrote:September takers -- I just found hidden waivers from NYU, Michigan, and Northwestern as well.

did you have to complete the whole app to see the one from NYU?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LSRAT » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:53 pm

proteinshake wrote:
LSRAT wrote:September takers -- I just found hidden waivers from NYU, Michigan, and Northwestern as well.

did you have to complete the whole app to see the one from NYU?


No, it was on the first page!

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby proteinshake » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:56 pm

LSRAT wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
LSRAT wrote:September takers -- I just found hidden waivers from NYU, Michigan, and Northwestern as well.

did you have to complete the whole app to see the one from NYU?


No, it was on the first page!

UGGGGHHHH

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby ashrice13 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:05 pm

Just got one from NYU!

Edit: Not a hidden waiver- I got an email with an unsolicited waiver

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby lula43 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:30 pm

Just got an unsolicited waiver via email from UPenn. Is this common for URMs regardless of numbers?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:58 pm

lula43 wrote:Just got an unsolicited waiver via email from UPenn. Is this common for URMs regardless of numbers?

It's not uncommon for statistically competitive candidates, whether or not they're URMs.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby lula43 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:01 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:
lula43 wrote:Just got an unsolicited waiver via email from UPenn. Is this common for URMs regardless of numbers?

It's not uncommon for statistically competitive candidates, whether or not they're URMs.


Sure, I just don't think I'm a statistically competitive candidate so I attributed it to that. A little surprised.
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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby 20170322 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:03 pm

I'm considering not applying to Chi and Columbia because of the lack of fee waivers. If they don't give me fee waivers, they're not gonna give me scholarships.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:09 pm

lula43 wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
lula43 wrote:Just got an unsolicited waiver via email from UPenn. Is this common for URMs regardless of numbers?

It's not uncommon for statistically competitive candidates, whether or not they're URMs.


Sure, I just don't think I'm a statistically competitive candidate so I attributed it to that. A little surprised.


Well there is more slack in being competitive for you if you're a URM, no question.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:11 pm

SweetTort wrote:I'm considering not applying to Chi and Columbia because of the lack of fee waivers. If they don't give me fee waivers, they're not gonna give me scholarships.

I'm pretty sure Columbia hasn't given a single fee waiver to any first-time applicants, and I'm sure they won't be giving zero scholarships this year. So I wouldn't read quite so far into it. But for the record I'm also pretty irked about Columbia's fee waiver stinginess.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Sawtooth » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:16 pm

SweetTort wrote:I'm considering not applying to Chi and Columbia because of the lack of fee waivers. If they don't give me fee waivers, they're not gonna give me scholarships.


Is this true, or are some schools just unwilling to give out fee waivers? Does HYS give out waivers?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby tskela » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:18 pm

Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:27 pm

tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby 20170322 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:33 pm

tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?


The first 2, yeah. Above both 75ths.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby tskela » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:35 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.


Hmm how would they know about volunteer experience just from CRS?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby tskela » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:39 pm

SweetTort wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?


The first 2, yeah. Above both 75ths.


Unsolicited?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:40 pm

tskela wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.


Hmm how would they know about volunteer experience just from CRS?

They wouldn't, you have to apply for it on their website.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby 20170322 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:40 pm

tskela wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?


The first 2, yeah. Above both 75ths.


Unsolicited?


No, both solicited.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby tskela » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:40 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.


Hmm how would they know about volunteer experience just from CRS?

They wouldn't, you have to apply for it on their website.


Oooh I see. Thanks!

SweetTort wrote:
tskela wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?


The first 2, yeah. Above both 75ths.


Unsolicited?


No, both solicited.


Gotcha, thanks.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby proteinshake » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:41 pm

tskela wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.


Hmm how would they know about volunteer experience just from CRS?

Berk doesn't give fee waivers unless they are need based or for TFA/Americorps/etc is what he/she meant to say.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby tskela » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:42 pm

proteinshake wrote:
tskela wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.


Hmm how would they know about volunteer experience just from CRS?

Berk doesn't give fee waivers unless they are need based or for TFA/Americorps/etc is what he/she meant to say.


classic berk.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby 20170322 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:44 pm

Just looked back in the thread and I saw some people got UChi. So I'm gonna wait it out.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:45 pm

proteinshake wrote:
tskela wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.


Hmm how would they know about volunteer experience just from CRS?

Berk doesn't give fee waivers unless they are need based or for TFA/Americorps/etc is what he/she meant to say.

Nope, actually I did volunteer stuff independently, not through TFA or Peacecorps or whatever, and Berk gave me a fee waiver.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby proteinshake » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:46 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
tskela wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
tskela wrote:Anyone get UVA, Cornell or Berk?

Yes to all three. Berk only does so if you've got major volunteer experience though.


Hmm how would they know about volunteer experience just from CRS?

Berk doesn't give fee waivers unless they are need based or for TFA/Americorps/etc is what he/she meant to say.

Nope, actually I did volunteer stuff independently, not through TFA or Peacecorps or whatever, and Berk gave me a fee waiver.

wow I didn't know that was a thing!



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