2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby riburn3 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:04 pm

Received University of San Diego, Denver Sturm, Indiana-Indianapolis, and UM today via e-mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ruleser » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:07 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:Wisconsin will not hand out merit-based fee waivers.

It sucks that I won't have to pay for schools like Georgetown and Michigan but I'm gonna hafta shell out $56 for 'Sconnie.

Boo.

Probably a yield protect - they don't want a bunch of people who aren't really interested in attending to drop aps.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Fevsi » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:09 pm

Mu2mEVXER wrote:
Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


If CLS is Columbia then yes. I received a fee waiver this afternoon and my LSAT score was 175.


Have you started your online application already? I am just wondering if you get those explicit and "hidden" waivers only once you have started to fill out the application online. The reason I think so is that everyone is getting those waivers, and I still have to get one (except Minnesota), same score, 175 Sept. 2009. Is that because I have not started any apps yet?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jlh39 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:10 pm

I e-mailed Georgetown for one, and they told me they couldn't offer me one! I'm 4.0/168. Is 168 really that bad??? I got them from Duke and UVA...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby soullesswonder » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:18 pm

soullesswonder wrote:Vandy waiver by email - finally!


Add me to the Georgetown ranks. My tally of T14 waivers stands at:

Columbia
Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Georgetown

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:23 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Vandy waiver by email - finally!


Add me to the Georgetown ranks. My tally of T14 waivers stands at:

Columbia
Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Georgetown


Stats? I know I'm a bit below "comfortable" at Columbia, but I figured they'd at least want to invite me to get rejected... I'd love to be able to apply to my top choice for free!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:27 pm

Fevsi wrote:
Mu2mEVXER wrote:
Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


If CLS is Columbia then yes. I received a fee waiver this afternoon and my LSAT score was 175.


Have you started your online application already? I am just wondering if you get those explicit and "hidden" waivers only once you have started to fill out the application online. The reason I think so is that everyone is getting those waivers, and I still have to get one (except Minnesota), same score, 175 Sept. 2009. Is that because I have not started any apps yet?


I haven't started mine yet either but got waivers, although mostly from schools that weren't even in my school list (inc. Columbia that I added to the list later). I have been receiving waivers 1-2 days after everyone else so maybe yours is still in the tubes :)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby soullesswonder » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:27 pm

Blazers4Life wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Vandy waiver by email - finally!


Add me to the Georgetown ranks. My tally of T14 waivers stands at:

Columbia
Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Georgetown


Stats? I know I'm a bit below "comfortable" at Columbia, but I figured they'd at least want to invite me to get rejected... I'd love to be able to apply to my top choice for free!


above both 75ths at Columbia

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:32 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
Blazers4Life wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Vandy waiver by email - finally!


Add me to the Georgetown ranks. My tally of T14 waivers stands at:

Columbia
Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Georgetown


Stats? I know I'm a bit below "comfortable" at Columbia, but I figured they'd at least want to invite me to get rejected... I'd love to be able to apply to my top choice for free!


above both 75ths at Columbia


Beast.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Mu2mEVXER » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:39 pm

Fevsi wrote:
Mu2mEVXER wrote:
Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


If CLS is Columbia then yes. I received a fee waiver this afternoon and my LSAT score was 175.


Have you started your online application already? I am just wondering if you get those explicit and "hidden" waivers only once you have started to fill out the application online. The reason I think so is that everyone is getting those waivers, and I still have to get one (except Minnesota), same score, 175 Sept. 2009. Is that because I have not started any apps yet?



No and not really planning on it. I wish these were tradable.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:25 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby trey » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:50 pm

if a bunch of schools sent out their fee waivers already and i registered for the CRS today, does that mean i missed those fee waivers?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lauren2255 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:19 pm

astro1819 wrote:
Lauren2255 wrote:167/3.9

Vandy
Duke
UVA

Don't my numbers seem low to be getting fee waivers from them? Are most fee waivers based on LSAT?


Are you URM? I have similar numbers (168/3.9), non-URM, but haven't yet received waivers from Vandy and Duke (would love a waiver since I'm applying to those schools regardless).


FYI to everyone else, with the above stats I've received UVA, Michigan (hidden), Northwestern (hidden), UCLA, Texas (before Nov. 1st), BU (hidden). Also a few other lower schools.



Nope - I'm not a URM. What do "hidden" fee waivers mean?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:22 pm

Lauren2255 wrote:
astro1819 wrote:
Lauren2255 wrote:167/3.9

Vandy
Duke
UVA

Don't my numbers seem low to be getting fee waivers from them? Are most fee waivers based on LSAT?


Are you URM? I have similar numbers (168/3.9), non-URM, but haven't yet received waivers from Vandy and Duke (would love a waiver since I'm applying to those schools regardless).


FYI to everyone else, with the above stats I've received UVA, Michigan (hidden), Northwestern (hidden), UCLA, Texas (before Nov. 1st), BU (hidden). Also a few other lower schools.



Nope - I'm not a URM. What do "hidden" fee waivers mean?


Hidden waivers are those that applicants have found only by "submitting" their application through LSAC. Right before the payment confirmation page (note: you don't ACTUALLY have to submit anything to find this), there may be a note that your fee has been waived by CRS waiver. This is the "hidden waiver."

From what I'm hearing, this is probably a misnomer, as we expect all fee waivers to be formally presented through email or mail within the next week. It seems the system is a little bit ahead.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Rasta10 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:03 pm

riburn3 wrote:Received University of San Diego, Denver Sturm, Indiana-Indianapolis, and UM today via e-mail.


Did you request a Waiver from Sturm?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby justkeepswimming » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:08 pm

so far, ive got UVA and UCLA + some other randoms. with a 171, i was expecting a few more... any reason why georgetown, ut, etc may be passing me over? my gpa is 3.49.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby riburn3 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:09 pm

Rasta10 wrote:
riburn3 wrote:Received University of San Diego, Denver Sturm, Indiana-Indianapolis, and UM today via e-mail.


Did you request a Waiver from Sturm?



Yup, shot them an e-mail just for the heck of it and they sent me a code within 12 hours.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby js87 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:26 pm

Gotten hidden waivers from GULC and Penn -- Anyone get a physical waiver letter from them or an email?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby amidea » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:39 pm

what do you say when you email asking for a fee waiver? do you have to give a reason?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Apple Tree » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:40 pm

Got an email from Vandy.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby riburn3 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:42 pm

amidea wrote:what do you say when you email asking for a fee waiver? do you have to give a reason?


I just say who I am, what I do, and what my GPA and LSAT score is. I follow that up with saying that even though I don't qualify for a need based waiver, this process is very expensive and that I would greatly appreciate a merit based waiver. Also give your LSAC ID.

It's as simple as that. Short and sweet.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby daniel5215 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:11 pm

anyone got fee waivers from Fordham?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:22 pm

daniel5215 wrote:anyone got fee waivers from Fordham?


I don't think they give them, at least not merit-based waivers.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jasonportwood » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:59 am

daniel5215 wrote:anyone got fee waivers from Fordham?


I requested a merit-based waiver from Fordham and ended up with a 1 page "need-based-oriented" fee waiver application in my snail mailbox a few days later. Submitted that on Monday, and I'll provide an update if I hear anything.

Since I have a full-time job I'm not expecting it, but maybe they'll take pity on my non-profit salary combined with my NY address?!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby squelp » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:09 am

I got a viewbook from the University of Utah in the mail.




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