2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:37 pm

Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.

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Postby 09042014 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:39 pm

doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


Illinois is free for everyone this year.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:42 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


Illinois is free for everyone this year.


:oops:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby fancifulthings » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:46 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


Illinois is free for everyone this year.



sorry for being daft, what is PT?

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Postby alleyoop86 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:46 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:46 pm

fancifulthings wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


Illinois is free for everyone this year.



sorry for being daft, what is PT?


In that context, priority track.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:47 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
fancifulthings wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


Illinois is free for everyone this year.



sorry for being daft, what is PT?


In that context, priority track.


si

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby adora » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:51 pm

doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


So...do people generally include regional preferences and areas of law you're interested in? I'm trying to figure out if narrowing those fields (I haven't selected any) would result in more fee waivers or less..

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:51 pm

Has anybody had any luck requesting the schools pay your $12 LSAC fee?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby fancifulthings » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:54 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
fancifulthings wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


Illinois is free for everyone this year.



sorry for being daft, what is PT?


In that context, priority track.




Thanks!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Threepeat » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:58 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Has anybody had any luck requesting the schools pay your $12 LSAC fee?



I didn't even know this was an option. Sounds kind of ballsy IMO...I'd also like to see if someone has done this with success.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby bluejayk » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:00 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Has anybody had any luck requesting the schools pay your $12 LSAC fee?


This would take serious balls.

"Mr. Adcomm? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the LSAC report, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally. " -Michael Corleone, applying for law school

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:02 pm

Just got an e-mail from Michigan agreeing to pay the $12. I would recommend that everybody send out these requests. Wow, if I had only known.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:03 pm

adora wrote:
doinmybest wrote:Got UVA, Duke with PT, Richmond and South Carolina. How come I didn't Wake or Illinois like others have? Damn! Maybe it has to do with my regional preference or lack of since I didn't select any.


So...do people generally include regional preferences and areas of law you're interested in? I'm trying to figure out if narrowing those fields (I haven't selected any) would result in more fee waivers or less..


I've been searching for this info as well. I haven't selected and and I'm assuming that tells schools I have no regional preference. I was just wondering if there were some schools that would only give fee waivers to people who have selected that particular school's region. I looked through this thread a bit and I haven't really found a conclusive answer. The thread is 55 pages maybe its here somewhere but good luck finding it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:03 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Has anybody had any luck requesting the schools pay your $12 LSAC fee?


Whoever tries that might as well charge them an hourly rate for filling out the application :)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:03 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Just got an e-mail from Michigan agreeing to pay the $12. I would recommend that everybody send out these requests. Wow, if I had only known.

Wow that worked? Nice!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:06 pm

doinmybest wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Just got an e-mail from Michigan agreeing to pay the $12. I would recommend that everybody send out these requests. Wow, if I had only known.

Wow that worked? Nice!


+1 I had no idea. I think they probably put a big "Cheap Bastard" sticker on your app tho

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 86revolt » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:11 pm

can someone PM me with a sample fee waiver request email? what do you even say? "i'm broke but I wanna apply, so help me out"?

thanks for any advice.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:13 pm

doinmybest wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Just got an e-mail from Michigan agreeing to pay the $12. I would recommend that everybody send out these requests. Wow, if I had only known.

Wow that worked? Nice!


UVA agreed to do it as well, but Columbia and Penn have said no. I'll keep everybody posted.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:19 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
doinmybest wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Just got an e-mail from Michigan agreeing to pay the $12. I would recommend that everybody send out these requests. Wow, if I had only known.

Wow that worked? Nice!


UVA agreed to do it as well, but Columbia and Penn have said no. I'll keep everybody posted.


What are your stats?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:23 pm

Helm - how are you going about asking that question tactfully?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Threepeat » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:32 pm

forza wrote:Helm - how are you going about asking that question tactfully?



Dear Add Comms:

In addition to waiving my application fee I'd also like you to pay the $12 LSAC fee. Also, in addition to granting me a full tuition scholarship I'd like you to pay me the $150,000+ in opportunity cost of me going to law school.

Sincerely,

Broke


In all seriousness, I understand the $12 dollars in lsac report fees can add up quickly if you're applying to a ton of schools, so more power to you if you can successfully get them to pay the fee.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Veritas » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:49 pm

stfu helm, liar.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 09042014 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:07 pm

Threepeat wrote:
forza wrote:Helm - how are you going about asking that question tactfully?



Dear Add Comms:

In addition to waiving my application fee I'd also like you to pay the $12 LSAC fee. Also, in addition to granting me a full tuition scholarship I'd like you to pay me the $150,000+ in opportunity cost of me going to law school.

Sincerely,

Broke


In all seriousness, I understand the $12 dollars in lsac report fees can add up quickly if you're applying to a ton of schools, so more power to you if you can successfully get them to pay the fee.


You can't, and shouldn't try to. Helmholtz is pulling your leg.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby coollegemex » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:40 pm

UT by email

However, it only works if you apply by their ED deadline (Nov 1st)




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