2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jeeptiger09 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:39 am

When LSAC gives you a need-based fee waiver, do you still have to pay the $12/application fee?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:40 am

jeeptiger09 wrote:When LSAC gives you a need-based fee waiver, do you still have to pay the $12/application fee?


You get 4 for free

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Rand M. » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:04 pm

We all know that there are different admissions standards for URMs and likewise we all know that there are different standards for fee waivers for URMs. My question is whether or not one is to include this within an email soliciting "merit based" fee waivers. Is this imprudent? I'm just not sure. Any help will be appreciated.

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Postby 02082010 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:07 pm

Rand M. wrote:We all know that there are different admissions standards for URMs and likewise we all know that there are different standards for fee waivers for URMs. My question is whether or not one is to include this within an email soliciting "merit based" fee waivers. Is this imprudent? I'm just not sure. Any help will be appreciated.


I stated I was AA in my fee waiver emails.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby brianmck16 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:11 pm

Alright, I'm a little dense on this whole fee waiver thing. I have received a few...one school sent me one with a code...how do I use it?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby oneforship » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:14 pm

brianmck16 wrote:Alright, I'm a little dense on this whole fee waiver thing. I have received a few...one school sent me one with a code...how do I use it?


you gotta crack it first. if you can crack it, no app fee.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:18 pm

There will be a spot for you to input it as you checkout. If it is hidden, you won't need to input anything nor will you have to pay more than the $12 LSAC fee.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby brianmck16 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:21 pm

VoidSix wrote:There will be a spot for you to input it as you checkout. If it is hidden, you won't need to input anything nor will you have to pay more than the $12 LSAC fee.


Makes sense, thanks.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Rand M. » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:19 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Rand M. wrote:We all know that there are different admissions standards for URMs and likewise we all know that there are different standards for fee waivers for URMs. My question is whether or not one is to include this within an email soliciting "merit based" fee waivers. Is this imprudent? I'm just not sure. Any help will be appreciated.


I stated I was AA in my fee waiver emails.


How did that work out for you?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jasonportwood » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:07 pm

So, I took the plunge and sent three merit-based fee waiver requests on Friday.

Northwestern very quickly told me that if I was eligible for a merit-based fee waiver, I would receive one automatically through CRS (I have not). Perhaps they will re-evaluate after my September LSAT score...

Boston University did grant my request today, and provided a code.

I have not yet heard from Fordham, but thought it worth the shot since the viewbook explicitly invites prospective applicants to e-mail or mail a request for fee waivers.

My handful of schools without fee waivers are all reaches; I don't think I am worthy of asking Stanford or Columbia for one.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby crackberry » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:26 pm

jasonportwood wrote:My handful of schools without fee waivers are all reaches; I don't think I am worthy of asking Stanford or Columbia for one.

Stanford does not grant merit-based waivers under any circumstances. Columbia gave them out via CRS last month. Perhaps they will do so again after the Sept. test. I do not believe anyone has had any luck soliciting a merit-based waiver from Columbia though.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:24 pm

Does LSAC give everyone 4 free reports? Or only those who have a need-based LSAC fee waiver? I don't have the LSAC need-based waiver and I've submitted 15 applications so far, but have not gotten 4 free reports from LSAC yet (I've submitted both applications with a fee waiver and ones without).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby crackberry » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:30 pm

hykang wrote:Does LSAC give everyone 4 free reports? Or only those who have a need-based LSAC fee waiver? I don't have the LSAC need-based waiver and I've submitted 15 applications so far, but have not gotten 4 free reports from LSAC yet (I've submitted both applications with a fee waiver and ones without).

You only get the 4 free reports if you have an LSAC need-based waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:06 pm

crackberry wrote:
hykang wrote:Does LSAC give everyone 4 free reports? Or only those who have a need-based LSAC fee waiver? I don't have the LSAC need-based waiver and I've submitted 15 applications so far, but have not gotten 4 free reports from LSAC yet (I've submitted both applications with a fee waiver and ones without).

You only get the 4 free reports if you have an LSAC need-based waiver.


Ah okay, thanks.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jrobby6 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:54 pm

Colorado email today.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kretzy » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:45 pm

jrobby6 wrote:Colorado email today.


Are you in-state?

I have the numbers to get a waiver, and am a little surprised I haven't. I'd at least like to apply to my home state LS...we'll see if one comes eventually.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby buddyblack » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:45 am

Kretzy wrote:
jrobby6 wrote:Colorado email today.


Are you in-state?

I have the numbers to get a waiver, and am a little surprised I haven't. I'd at least like to apply to my home state LS...we'll see if one comes eventually.


I visited the school this spring and got a waiver mailed to me a couple weeks after (they never asked about my numbers either.) Not sure if that's an option for you or not.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jrobby6 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:09 am

Kretzy wrote:
jrobby6 wrote:Colorado email today.


Are you in-state?

I have the numbers to get a waiver, and am a little surprised I haven't. I'd at least like to apply to my home state LS...we'll see if one comes eventually.


No, I'm on the east coast...I just had conversation with a rep at a forum.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby pre-law » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:15 am

Washington & Lee University School of Law (#30 U.S. News & World Report)

Fee Waiver via email 9/25/09


Greetings from W&L Law in Lexington, Virginia!



We believe that W&L Law is a different kind of law school. In addition to offering a first-rate legal education defined by both intellectual rigor and innovative curricular approach, our school boasts a campus community and atmosphere defined by collegiality, cooperation and civility rather than the cut-throat competition and negativity so often associated with law school.

We know that these are challenging financial times for a great many people, and we don't want an application fee to preclude you from applying to W&L Law. Consequently, we have made the necessary arrangements with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) so that no fee will be assessed when you apply electronically via LSAC. For this admissions cycle, applying to W&L Law will be free of charge.

We have just welcomed a great new class of 135 bright, talented individuals from 30 different states and 95 different undergraduate institutions to our community. We hope this email encourages you to take a minute to learn a little more about just what makes W&L Law so distinctive.

Best of luck with tomorrow’s LSAT administration, and we look forward to your application!

Andrea Hilton
Director of Admissions
HiltonA@wlu.edu

S. Brett Twitty
Assistant Director of Admissions
TwittyS@wlu.edu

http://law.wlu.edu/admissions

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/WLULawAdmission

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:17 am

Wow, W&L's class size is tiny.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby pre-law » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:22 am

VoidSix wrote:Wow, W&L's class size is tiny.


I think its one of if not the smallest incoming law school classes among the top 50 law schools. Which for some people is a good thing. For others, not a good thing.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jeeptiger09 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:50 am

Wanted to bump this because I know this thread is going to be on fire this time next week.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby wackjickham » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:35 am

Can I make Quinnipiac stop emailing me without sounding like a total doucher? Seriously, I'm not interested.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:40 am

wackjickham wrote:Can I make Quinnipiac stop emailing me without sounding like a total doucher? Seriously, I'm not interested.


Gmail filters

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby CyLaw » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:44 am

wackjickham wrote:Can I make Quinnipiac stop emailing me without sounding like a total doucher? Seriously, I'm not interested.

Most of the schools emailing me had an unsubscribe link in their email. I guess they don't?




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