2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:15 am

jasonportwood wrote:+1 on Penn and Gtown. Thanks for the heads up, all.

As a 168 --> 173 Sept. retaker, and based on my unscientific observations of the previous Penn fee waiver round that sadly excluded me, it seems like 170 is their cutoff.

They sure are fast -- now if I only I was as fast writing their supplemental essays...


I want to write all the extra essays the law schools offer/request, but I love my PS so much that I'm worried anything else I will write will be inferior. Bah.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby squelp » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:47 am

I'm a June LSAT-taker and I just saw Columbia hidden waiver. Never got an email or anything.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:49 am

Sounds like this is gonna be an awful cycle for me. I didn't even get a Michigan or UVA fee waiver. :(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Saya » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:51 am

squelp wrote:I'm a June LSAT-taker and I just saw Columbia hidden waiver. Never got an email or anything.


LSAT cut-off must be 170+. :( Boo.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sarlis » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:57 am

Dwaterman86 wrote:Let me give you guys some schools, that based on my experience, I think would be worth e-mailing and requesting a fee waiver:

UVA
Boston U.
WUSTL
Minnesota
Notre Dame
Indiana
Georgia
Wake Forest
Colorado
SMU
Villanova
Richmond
Maine
and most importanly: Vermont


Money back guarantee that at least 2/3 will be successful.


what do you say in these emails, I am applying to half of these schools... like: "I am applying to your law school, these are my stats... may I have a fee waiver?"

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby citydweller09 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:17 am

Penn and UVA hidden waivers just showed up for me, after not being there at least as of last week. Not sure why I got them so late after other folks, I was a June LSAT-taker. Oh well though, I'm glad to have them!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby dakatz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:20 am

citydweller09 wrote:Penn and UVA hidden waivers just showed up for me, after not being there at least as of last week. Not sure why I got them so late after other folks, I was a June LSAT-taker. Oh well though, I'm glad to have them!


Same. Just saw those 2 come up tonight.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:28 am

This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby knola002 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:30 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.
I got UVA, but nothing from the other two.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hoopsguy6 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:35 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.


Check your spam filter? Had 2 fee waivers end up in mine.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby oneforship » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:37 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.



Email UVA and ask, pretty sure they almost always say yes.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:39 am

oneforship wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.



Email UVA and ask, pretty sure they almost always say yes.


To be honest, I don't even want to go to UVA.. but it's the principle. I really have a bad feeling about my cycle. Really bad. Ugh.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby violaboy » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:40 am

Just looked and I have one from Northwestern (hidden).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Goodfaithbelief » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:49 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.
Last edited by Goodfaithbelief on Wed May 12, 2010 9:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:56 am

Goodfaithbelief wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.




I'm running into the same problem. Sept. 173 LSAT and a 3.6+ GPA ... no fee waivers emailed my way.

I did take the Dec 08. test and scored a 164, but I don't know why that would so adversely hurt my fee waiver chances this time around.

And yes, I did just join TLS due to this silly (but perplexing) matter.


I went from 164 -> 172, as well. Interesting.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:01 am

I haven't received an unrequested fee waiver from a T25 yet, not even hidden. I know I have a TTT GPA, but with a 172 and URM status I thought I would at least get a few. Especially considering how many people reported getting some today.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby knola002 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:09 am

Did Columbia and Michigan send e-mails today?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby mi-chan17 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:15 am

Did Columbia and Michigan send e-mails today?


Not that I'm aware of. I have a "hidden" waiver from Michigan, and never got an email.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby friedoreos » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:18 am

this is probably dumb, but when i go to the lsac site and click on a geographical location for particular schools, i have some that show up as 0$. specifically schools that i know have application fees.... is that the hidden thing? im thinking its not, it doesnt seem to be relevant to how i scored. and for my undergrad the spot is just blank

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby dakatz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:32 am

Ok, now this is a bit weird. So I applied to a bunch of schools on Saturday before any CRS-based waivers became available for me, and I paid all the fees. But now I'm on the Duke status checker and it says at the bottom that my amount due is 0 and my amount paid is 0, which seems to imply that the fee is waived for me, yet I know I charged it to my credit card all of 2 days ago. Guess I'd better call up Duke tomorrow to find out how I get the money back if the fee is waived?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:38 am

dakatz wrote:Ok, now this is a bit weird. So I applied to a bunch of schools on Saturday before any CRS-based waivers became available for me, and I paid all the fees. But now I'm on the Duke status checker and it says at the bottom that my amount due is 0 and my amount paid is 0, which seems to imply that the fee is waived for me, yet I know I charged it to my credit card all of 2 days ago. Guess I'd better call up Duke tomorrow to find out how I get the money back if the fee is waived?

You will not get your money back. Any school's website will tell you not to apply if you want to use a fee waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GatorBait09 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:41 am

I got Tenn., South Carolina, and Utah all over the weekend by email.

Meh.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby dakatz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:41 am

Lady Heather wrote:
dakatz wrote:Ok, now this is a bit weird. So I applied to a bunch of schools on Saturday before any CRS-based waivers became available for me, and I paid all the fees. But now I'm on the Duke status checker and it says at the bottom that my amount due is 0 and my amount paid is 0, which seems to imply that the fee is waived for me, yet I know I charged it to my credit card all of 2 days ago. Guess I'd better call up Duke tomorrow to find out how I get the money back if the fee is waived?

You will not get your money back. Any school's website will tell you not to apply if you want to use a fee waiver.


I didn't have the fee waiver at the time I applied. But they have it listed on my status that I payed nothing, and owe nothing, when I in fact payed the full fee.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Cupidity » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:51 am

UVA and Duke today, 166/3.87

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:00 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
oneforship wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:This thread is very depressing. Nothing from UVA, Columbia, Michigan. Wow.

Anyone else not get anything with competitive numbers? I hope something is still coming.



Email UVA and ask, pretty sure they almost always say yes.


To be honest, I don't even want to go to UVA.. but it's the principle. I really have a bad feeling about my cycle. Really bad. Ugh.


With a 172/4.0? LOL :lol:

That's not very Tiger-like of you!

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