2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Helmholtz
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:49 pm

Veritas wrote:Houston... :| no texas for me.


Eh, I didn't get UT either. Not that I would apply anyway. The thought of living in Texas after graduation sends shivers down my spine.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Uptown125 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:55 pm

i got one from texas, but yeah that means writing them a personal statement in 10 days.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby natalie123 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:55 pm

UPenn's response to my request (I didn't get one with my 169, now I have a 171):

Dear Natalie:

Thank you for your message and interest in Penn Law. First, a few questions -

Have you opted-in for LSAC's Candidate Referral Service? Are you registered with the Credential Assembly Service? Finally, have you sent your most recent transcripts to LSAC? Absent all three steps, an applicant's potential fee-waiver might not be processed.

Please also note that our merit-based fee waivers are made available automatically in light of many criteria and that we do not grant them following individual requests.

In any event, we will send new waivers to candidates in late October; it will still be quite early in the process, as we will not begin to review most completed applications until December. Thus, we recommend not submitting the application (and thus not paying the fee) until late October. If you do not hear from us by then, you should move forward with your application and associated payment.

Finally, information about the need-based waiver process is found here:

https://www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/j ... #feewaiver

Best regards,

Penn Law Admissions
https://www.law.upenn.edu/

Then I looked and the hidden fee waiver was there this time. Yay!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby natalie123 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:59 pm

And Northwestern too! I'm really happy :mrgreen:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby capitalacq » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:00 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.

You saved me some money today. NYU, Chicago & Duke all responded pretty quickly with the lsac report waiver. I guess I owe you $50?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:04 pm

capitalacq wrote:
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.

You saved me some money today. NYU, Chicago & Duke all responded pretty quickly with the lsac report waiver. I guess I owe you $50?


I can't believe that before today I was planning on paying the LSAC reporting fee for EVERY SCHOOL. Now I think I'll only have to pay it for about half my schools.

Update: I e-mailed Cornell about it even though I already applied. They told me that they'll just send a $12 check in the mail. Kickass!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:07 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:15 pm

Just discovered a waiver from Northwestern. I'd sent an email earlier, so not sure if it was because of that, or if it was already there.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby citydweller09 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:30 pm

Also got the hidden Northwestern today.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:47 pm

Found another hidden waiver - U Minn.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:53 pm

Helm, you evil genius.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jlk86 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:53 pm

does anyone know if fee waivers are still given out after the release of dec lsat scores? ive gotten several already with my current score but dont have mich/penn/NU etc which are among my target schools for the retake.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:53 pm

jlk86 wrote:does anyone know if fee waivers are still given out after the release of dec lsat scores? ive gotten several already with my current score but dont have mich/penn/NU etc which are among my target schools for the retake.


Yes, they are.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:56 pm

Yay! UCLA and USC by request today even though both claim on their website they don't give out waivers by request. Still haven't heard back from Duke or Cornell yet...grrrrr

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:05 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Yay! UCLA and USC by request today even though both claim on their website they don't give out waivers by request. Still haven't heard back from Duke or Cornell yet...grrrrr


Can't speak for Duke, but Cornell gave me the "if you get one it will be through CRS" response.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hoopsguy6 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:05 pm

Texas + Houston today via email. Probably won't apply to either.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hoopsguy6 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:06 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Yay! UCLA and USC by request today even though both claim on their website they don't give out waivers by request. Still haven't heard back from Duke or Cornell yet...grrrrr


Duke gave me PT the morning after I sent my email. When did you email them?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby MBZags » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:07 pm

Did anyone else get an e-mail from California School of Law? I read the e-mail and chuckled to myself.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:08 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Yay! UCLA and USC by request today even though both claim on their website they don't give out waivers by request. Still haven't heard back from Duke or Cornell yet...grrrrr


Can't speak for Duke, but Cornell gave me the "if you get one it will be through CRS" response.


I got that too, from both Duke and Cornell but I initially asked before my Sept retake. I re-emailed with a 172 and asked for PT from Duke too.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:11 pm

Maybe I cant.
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:13 pm

Jericwithers wrote:I can beat California State. I got one from Texas Wesleyan (....who?). Havn't opened it yet; I'm still not convinced its not a virus.


At least Texas Wesleyan has a building.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Slansky » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:40 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Yay! UCLA and USC by request today even though both claim on their website they don't give out waivers by request. Still haven't heard back from Duke or Cornell yet...grrrrr


Can't speak for Duke, but Cornell gave me the "if you get one it will be through CRS" response.


I got that too, from both Duke and Cornell but I initially asked before my Sept retake. I re-emailed with a 172 and asked for PT from Duke too.


So is it considered okay to re-email? I emailed a bunch of schools with my June score of 161 (lowbies where 161 was near the high end...I didn't want to insult the better schools lol) and they all gave me standard replies of "Send us all your tax documents and we'll think about it." I went up to 170, and apps were really expensive, so I'm wondering if I should email again and ask.

Then again, do T2-4 schools just not give fee waivers? Lack of money? I imagine I might have some luck with USD, Loyola, and Pepperdine, but I don't know about the local yokels (Cal Western, etc).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ValiantVic » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:43 pm

Can we sticky this thing?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:47 pm

Its become too massive, and the front page stopped being updated with the October resend dates.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby nyyankees » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:06 pm

just got one from minnesota....




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