2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GatorBait09 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:35 am

W&M through email request this morning.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby daniel5215 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:48 am

GatorBait09 wrote:W&M through email request this morning.

how is your stats?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Pearalegal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:24 am

Email from W&M as well.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby amidea » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:32 am

I requested a merit-based fee waiver from Columbia and they said:

"Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law School.

We provide application fee waivers only to those prospective students who agreed to participate in the Candidate Referral Service of the Law School Data Assembly Service and who meet certain other criteria as determined by us. Should you satisfy those requirements, you will be contacted by us directly via email.

We hope to review your application in the coming months."

I definitely agreed to participate in CRS but it seems like Columbia fee waivers came out already. I would've thought a 177 LSAT and 3.63 could be decent enough to warrant a fee waiver, but I guess not.. I'll keep my fingers crossed that they just haven't gotten to me yet though.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Borhas » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:37 am

college of William & Mary just sent one out

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Rasta10 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:45 am

riburn3 wrote:
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.


Okay, thanks a lot.

Just got my code, I owe you one

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby knola002 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:33 am

GatorBait09 wrote:W&M through email request this morning.
+1

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:38 am

Got W&M today too.

Also, Emory responded to my request with a fee waiver code. Score. :D

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:39 am

Michigan. But I don't know if it's because I'm broke (requested need-based) or awesome (requested merit-based, as well).

I got W&M a while back, but, then again, I already had a reportable LSAT score then.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:56 am

Lady Heather wrote:Michigan. But I don't know if it's because I'm broke (requested need-based) or awesome (requested merit-based, as well).

The combo probably helped .. I too am needy, but not quite as awesome and they rejected my request. I'm going to fill out the need based form and send it in tomorrow.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:02 am

missvik218 wrote:
Lady Heather wrote:Michigan. But I don't know if it's because I'm broke (requested need-based) or awesome (requested merit-based, as well).

The combo probably helped .. I too am needy, but not quite as awesome and they rejected my request. I'm going to fill out the need based form and send it in tomorrow.

Do it. You will be faxing/emailing, right?

I don't know if I'm destitute enough, but the time it took to fill out the fee waiver form and gather all the materials was well worth the $60. I wish I got paid that much for real work.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby PoorOrpheus » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:09 am

I just got one from Wash U. that mentions "Students of color" and that I will be considered for a "Scholar in Law award." If it was not already clear, schools do look at ethnic information in giving out these fee waivers (or at least which form letter they send out).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:12 am

PoorOrpheus wrote:I just got one from Wash U. that mentions "Students of color" and that I will be considered for a "Scholar in Law award." If it was not already clear, schools do look at ethnic information in giving out these fee waivers (or at least which form letter they send out).

Would it be wrong - as in a school will reject me for doing so, not as in bad morals - to fib on my CRS information in hopes of getting more fee waivers?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:14 am

Lady Heather wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:I just got one from Wash U. that mentions "Students of color" and that I will be considered for a "Scholar in Law award." If it was not already clear, schools do look at ethnic information in giving out these fee waivers (or at least which form letter they send out).

Would it be wrong - as in a school will reject me for doing so, not as in bad morals - to fib on my CRS information in hopes of getting more fee waivers?


Are you serious?

This question is so full of fail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:14 am

No W&M or Vandy yet... :( Just out of curiosity, how many schools are some of you guys applying to? I'm getting some fee waivers that I did not think I'd get and my list is getting a bit unmanageable.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby PoorOrpheus » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:15 am

^ Eep. Applications are so expensive and I understand the motivation behind that, but I think it could get hairy if they compare later on (and had maybe created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status that has you as coming from background x).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby PoorOrpheus » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:16 am

doinmybest wrote:No W&M or Vandy yet... :( Just out of curiosity, how many schools are some of you guys applying to? I'm getting some fee waivers that I did not think I'd get and my list is getting a bit unmanageable.


I'm still only applying to the 7 schools on the list I finalized before fee waivers came out. How many are you applying to?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:17 am

Lady Heather wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:I just got one from Wash U. that mentions "Students of color" and that I will be considered for a "Scholar in Law award." If it was not already clear, schools do look at ethnic information in giving out these fee waivers (or at least which form letter they send out).

Would it be wrong - as in a school will reject me for doing so, not as in bad morals - to fib on my CRS information in hopes of getting more fee waivers?


Like what type of fibbing? Like fibbing about your race? Because if thats the case, even if you do make it into LS, good luck getting through your character & fitness review for the BAR.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:17 am

PoorOrpheus wrote:^ Eep. Applications are so expensive and I understand the motivation behind that, but I think it could get hairy if they compare later on (and had maybe created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status that has you as coming from background x).


Whoa whoa law schools will be able to see what other schools I'm applying to??? Thats news to me!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:19 am

doinmybest wrote:No W&M or Vandy yet... :( Just out of curiosity, how many schools are some of you guys applying to? I'm getting some fee waivers that I did not think I'd get and my list is getting a bit unmanageable.

I'm a splitter, so a pretty sizable amount, looking at about 20 right now ... I have fee waivers for a little over half.

Edit: Recently I've gotten waivers from some great schools, but ones I would never consider attending, IMO you don't have to apply just because they waived your fee. Make your list of schools you would like to go to and then hope/pursue fee waivers from those schools.
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:19 am

doinmybest wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:^ Eep. Applications are so expensive and I understand the motivation behind that, but I think it could get hairy if they compare later on (and had maybe created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status that has you as coming from background x).


Whoa whoa law schools will be able to see what other schools I'm applying to??? Thats news to me!


No. I don't think so, anyway. Some schools specifically ask what other schools you're applying to on their applications - if they knew anyway, why would they waste the space on the application?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:19 am

PoorOrpheus wrote:^ Eep. Applications are so expensive and I understand the motivation behind that, but I think it could get hairy if they compare later on (and had maybe created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status that has you as coming from background x).

Yeah... I fear that very thing happening...


doinmybest wrote:No W&M or Vandy yet... :( Just out of curiosity, how many schools are some of you guys applying to? I'm getting some fee waivers that I did not think I'd get and my list is getting a bit unmanageable.

I originally had a list of all the schools I was considering, and added every school that sent me a fee waiver. I have since narrowed that list down only to schools I would actually want to go to (should I be accepted), regardless of whether I have a fee waiver. So far, I'm at 20 schools. But I haven't applied yet, so I may narrow the list. But it won't be getting any longer. Oh, and I'm a splitter, btw.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby PoorOrpheus » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:20 am

doinmybest wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:^ Eep. Applications are so expensive and I understand the motivation behind that, but I think it could get hairy if they compare later on (and had maybe created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status that has you as coming from background x).


Whoa whoa law schools will be able to see what other schools I'm applying to??? Thats news to me!


That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying School A has created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status (unlikely but who knows). When you apply to School A with the changed ethnic information, it's going to look...strange.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby UFMatt » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:20 am

doinmybest wrote:No W&M or Vandy yet... :( Just out of curiosity, how many schools are some of you guys applying to? I'm getting some fee waivers that I did not think I'd get and my list is getting a bit unmanageable.


I planned for 12, but added another 3 or 4 after getting fee waivers. Might as well in case they offer a fat scholarship.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:23 am

PoorOrpheus wrote:
doinmybest wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:^ Eep. Applications are so expensive and I understand the motivation behind that, but I think it could get hairy if they compare later on (and had maybe created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status that has you as coming from background x).


Whoa whoa law schools will be able to see what other schools I'm applying to??? Thats news to me!


That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying School A has created a shadow file for you based on your fee waiver status (unlikely but who knows). When you apply to School A with the changed ethnic information, it's going to look...strange.


Oh lol! You were answering Lady Heather's question.

I'm trying to narrow my list down from 20 something to somewhere between 10-15. I'm just afraid some of these fee waivers I'm getting were sent to me from schools who would just love to reject me to get their yield up. If thats the case I need plenty of back ups.




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