2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:26 am

For those who requested Michigan and the school responded with "you're eligible for a merit waiver, it should be available by Friday." Has anyone seen it available yet?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:28 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:For those who requested Michigan and the school responded with "you're eligible for a merit waiver, it should be available by Friday." Has anyone seen it available yet?


Yeah, mine came up as a hidden fee waiver yesterday.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:37 am

Anyone else get a waiver from Vandy with a sub-165 LSAT (I know someone yesterday got one with a 164 and a 3.7 GPA)?

I want to hold off for a bit to see if I get one. I emailed them and I only got a canned response.

Also, anyone get one from BC with a 164 or lower?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:45 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:For those who requested Michigan and the school responded with "you're eligible for a merit waiver, it should be available by Friday." Has anyone seen it available yet?

I got that email and I got an email from Michigan today offering a waiver, but I also applied for a need-based waiver, so I don't know for what reason I got the waiver.

hypermeganet wrote:Also, anyone get one from BC with a 164 or lower?

BC requires you submit your application before you they will consider your fee waiver request. Have you?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:46 am

Just got an e-mail from Washburn claiming they would give me an $18,000 scholarship if I applied... no thanks.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:46 am

Lady Heather wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:Also, anyone get one from BC with a 164 or lower?

BC requires you submit your application before you they will consider your fee waiver request. Have you?


I've never heard that one before. Where'd you hear that?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sckon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:48 am

doinmybest wrote:Just got an e-mail from Washburn claiming they would give me an $18,000 scholarship if I applied... no thanks.



but but they just promised me that..... :cry:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sckon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:51 am

Is Indiana giving them out? I know it is posted but I have not heard of anyone hearing anything for awhile.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:52 am

sckon wrote:Is Indiana giving them out? I know it is posted but I have not heard of anyone hearing anything for awhile.


They ignored my email from like a week ago.

Hidden waiver at Georgia. Just found it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:52 am

hypermeganet wrote:
Lady Heather wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:Also, anyone get one from BC with a 164 or lower?

BC requires you submit your application before you they will consider your fee waiver request. Have you?


I've never heard that one before. Where'd you hear that?

From BC, after I emailed requesting a fee waiver. Even though I provided them the same information as I did other schools, I was told that I had to submit my application before my waiver would be considered.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sckon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:53 am

How do you find hidden waivers? Just putting it into checkout?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby fl0w » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:54 am

Quick question about fee waivers. I have some applications started already, and since they've been started, I received email fee waivers (example got WUSTL fee waiver today in email, but LSAC application had already been started).

In LSAC it still has the application fee. Is this going to disappear when I "check out" and submit the app, or do i need to delete and restart the application?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:55 am

sckon wrote:How do you find hidden waivers? Just putting it into checkout?


Seriously, this question gets asked about five times a day.

Start here: search.php?keywords=How+do+you+find+hidden+waivers&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sckon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:55 am

fl0w wrote:Quick question about fee waivers. I have some applications started already, and since they've been started, I received email fee waivers (example got WUSTL fee waiver today in email, but LSAC application had already been started).

In LSAC it still has the application fee. Is this going to disappear when I "check out" and submit the app, or do i need to delete and restart the application?


When you submit the application usually there is a code, or I guess it is just waived then. You do not need to start another IDB.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:56 am

Lady Heather wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:
Lady Heather wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:Also, anyone get one from BC with a 164 or lower?

BC requires you submit your application before you they will consider your fee waiver request. Have you?


I've never heard that one before. Where'd you hear that?

From BC, after I emailed requesting a fee waiver. Even though I provided them the same information as I did other schools, I was told that I had to submit my application before my waiver would be considered.



BC only sent me this:



Dear Prospective Applicant:

This letter is in response to your request for a waiver of the $75.00 application fee. Fee waivers at Boston College Law School are based on one’s financial need. Therefore, we request that you submit a cover letter, along with your application, stating those reasons why you are applying for a fee waiver.

If you are presently a student at a college or university, please include your 2009/2010 award letter or a letter from your undergraduate Financial Aid advisor supporting this request. If you are not a current student, you are required to provide documentation (such as copy of recent tax return, pay stubs, etc.) supporting your request for a fee waiver.

We do not grant fee waivers to those who are reactivating a previous application, transfers/visitors or international applicants.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sckon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:57 am

I have so much fail in me today it is not even funny. I knew that answer too.

/let me go get my gun and end this miserable day

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:01 pm

hypermeganet wrote:BC only sent me this:



Dear Prospective Applicant:

This letter is in response to your request for a waiver of the $75.00 application fee. Fee waivers at Boston College Law School are based on one’s financial need. Therefore, we request that you submit a cover letter, along with your application, stating those reasons why you are applying for a fee waiver.

If you are presently a student at a college or university, please include your 2009/2010 award letter or a letter from your undergraduate Financial Aid advisor supporting this request. If you are not a current student, you are required to provide documentation (such as copy of recent tax return, pay stubs, etc.) supporting your request for a fee waiver.

We do not grant fee waivers to those who are reactivating a previous application, transfers/visitors or international applicants.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office.

Note the text in bold. That is your application for admission, not your application for a fee waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:03 pm

Yeah, but I don't want a need-based waiver. I doubt I'd qualify with my income, even though I don't make a ton. I'm certainly above the poverty line.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:08 pm

Notre Dame by email.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:09 pm

hypermeganet wrote:Yeah, but I don't want a need-based waiver. I doubt I'd qualify with my income, even though I don't make a ton. I'm certainly above the poverty line.

It seems BC does not give merit-based fee waivers.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:10 pm

Hey guys, I'm wondering how you find out if you have a hidden fee wavier. I read through the entire thread and can't find it anywhere!!! Thanks <3

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:10 pm

I just got the Notre Dame "apply here" email with no waiver. I was specifically told my stats were too low (in a pretty frank manner) when I emailed and asked for one.

I didn't realize ND had gotten so high and mighty so quickly.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby HerseyChris » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:11 pm

hypermeganet wrote:I just got the Notre Dame "apply here" email with no waiver. I was specifically told my stats were too low (in a pretty frank manner) when I emailed and asked for one.

I didn't realize ND had gotten so high and mighty so quickly.


I just got ND fee waiver.
Got William and Mary sometime last night.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GatorBait09 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:12 pm

daniel5215 wrote:
GatorBait09 wrote:W&M through email request this morning.

how is your stats?


162, 3.76

Anyone who got one from W&M, did you get an email from Helen the adcom stating that she was excited to review your application?

Just wondering if it was a default email or maybe I'm special. Gosh I want to be special.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Headybrah » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:14 pm

more stats for william and mary people
I want to ask for one
but my stats are more in the

161 3.48 range...




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