2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby knola002 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:58 pm

Still no love from Columbia :cry: . On the bright side, got the Regent waiver and an invite from FSU, so I don't need Columbia and their ridiculous starting salary, amazing network, and awesome location anyway!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:59 pm

knola002 wrote:Still no love from Columbia :cry: . On the bright side, got the Regent waiver and an invite from FSU, so I don't need Columbia and their ridiculous starting salary, amazing network, and awesome location anyway!


Hey Virginia Beach is nice!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jlk86 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:11 pm

dakatz wrote:Are these ND waivers just coming in today? Totally didn't get one. Lol, guess they know I'm Jewish.


haha yea i got one today, 166/3.76 (& jewish)- it sounds like they just started sending them out today & every school seems to be coming out in batches so maybe yours is en route

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GatorBait09 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:11 pm

I actually didn't know any of that about Regent, I just thought it was some random crap T3/T4 school.

That kind of makes their header all that more obnoxious.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Pearalegal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:12 pm

knola002 wrote: I don't need Columbia and their ridiculous starting salary, amazing network, and awesome location anyway!


Ehhhhhh.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GatorBait09 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:14 pm

Florida schools can't give fee waivers? I just got a pretty curt response from UF regarding my fee waiver request; they said that Florida law prohibits them from waiving the application fee. Is this just bullshit to get me to go away or something? I've never heard of this.

They mis-spelled my name too. Thanks alma mater.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jlk86 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:21 pm

GatorBait09 wrote:Florida schools can't give fee waivers? I just got a pretty curt response from UF regarding my fee waiver request; they said that Florida law prohibits them from waiving the application fee. Is this just bullshit to get me to go away or something? I've never heard of this.

They mis-spelled my name too. Thanks alma mater.


really?? come to think of it i havent heard of anyone getting or even trying to get fee waivers from FL schools in the past (i went to UF as well) so maybe thats legit. i actually emailed miami about one last night but still have yet to hear anything

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby goodolgil » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:22 pm

I got an email from FSU today, but there was no waiver in it. That was the first non-waiver school email I've gotten since the LSAT, so maybe it's true.

The only waiver I haven't gotten that a lot of people seem to have is WUSTL (or is Washington in Washington state? Haven't gotten either).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:36 pm

I noticed this week that I have a CRS hidden waiver from Northwestern.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:40 pm

eviee wrote:i got Columbia with a 169/3.8 (my transcript has been received if that makes a difference)therefore i def think there are more waivers coming since I got UCLA on Monday and they told people they would be sending them later on in the week. I'm also from NYC if region makes a difference...


Does region make a difference? I have same stats as you, but havn't gotten anything from Columbia (and tired of waiting). I know I probably get more Texas schools than every else, but does a school like Columbia really prefer to give a waiver to someone who lived in NYC?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jrobby6 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:45 pm

Michigan State today. I got an ND email but I see no mention of a fee waiver...what gives??

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GeePee » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:46 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
eviee wrote:i got Columbia with a 169/3.8 (my transcript has been received if that makes a difference)therefore i def think there are more waivers coming since I got UCLA on Monday and they told people they would be sending them later on in the week. I'm also from NYC if region makes a difference...


Does region make a difference? I have same stats as you, but havn't gotten anything from Columbia (and tired of waiting). I know I probably get more Texas schools than every else, but does a school like Columbia really prefer to give a waiver to someone who lived in NYC?

Doubt it. I'm from NYC and haven't received the waiver yet.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hhg » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:47 pm

i don't think that it's a law... i have a hidden fee waiver from u miami (a safety), but got an email back from fsu when i solicited that said "I greatly anticipate seeing your application come through our office! Unfortunately Florida State Law is not offering any fee waivers at this time as our application fee is $30." true, it's only $30, so can't really complain, but it's another safety so it kind of sucks. i've been reading for weeks, but had no real reason to comment before, but now that i'm here my stats are 168/3.43 (from a school that tends to deflate grades). as far as fee waivers, i've gotten nd, ucla, smu, uh and some other randoms.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby amidea » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:51 pm

GeePee wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
eviee wrote:i got Columbia with a 169/3.8 (my transcript has been received if that makes a difference)therefore i def think there are more waivers coming since I got UCLA on Monday and they told people they would be sending them later on in the week. I'm also from NYC if region makes a difference...


Does region make a difference? I have same stats as you, but havn't gotten anything from Columbia (and tired of waiting). I know I probably get more Texas schools than every else, but does a school like Columbia really prefer to give a waiver to someone who lived in NYC?

Doubt it. I'm from NYC and haven't received the waiver yet.


i'm also from NYC, 177 LSAT and no fee waiver. boo.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:54 pm

hhg wrote:i don't think that it's a law... i have a hidden fee waiver from u miami (a safety), but got an email back from fsu when i solicited that said "I greatly anticipate seeing your application come through our office! Unfortunately Florida State Law is not offering any fee waivers at this time as our application fee is $30." true, it's only $30, so can't really complain, but it's another safety so it kind of sucks. i've been reading for weeks, but had no real reason to comment before, but now that i'm here my stats are 168/3.43 (from a school that tends to deflate grades). as far as fee waivers, i've gotten nd, ucla, smu, uh and some other randoms.


Miami is a private school.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:59 pm

amidea wrote:
GeePee wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
eviee wrote:i got Columbia with a 169/3.8 (my transcript has been received if that makes a difference)therefore i def think there are more waivers coming since I got UCLA on Monday and they told people they would be sending them later on in the week. I'm also from NYC if region makes a difference...


Does region make a difference? I have same stats as you, but havn't gotten anything from Columbia (and tired of waiting). I know I probably get more Texas schools than every else, but does a school like Columbia really prefer to give a waiver to someone who lived in NYC?

Doubt it. I'm from NYC and haven't received the waiver yet.


i'm also from NYC, 177 LSAT and no fee waiver. boo.


From NYC and got the Columbia fee waiver via snail mail several weeks ago. Check where your LSAC related snail mail is going.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hhg » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:02 pm

forza wrote:
hhg wrote:i don't think that it's a law... i have a hidden fee waiver from u miami (a safety), but got an email back from fsu when i solicited that said "I greatly anticipate seeing your application come through our office! Unfortunately Florida State Law is not offering any fee waivers at this time as our application fee is $30." true, it's only $30, so can't really complain, but it's another safety so it kind of sucks. i've been reading for weeks, but had no real reason to comment before, but now that i'm here my stats are 168/3.43 (from a school that tends to deflate grades). as far as fee waivers, i've gotten nd, ucla, smu, uh and some other randoms.


Miami is a private school.


ha, sorry. [blushes] good catch.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:08 pm

hhg wrote:
forza wrote:
hhg wrote:i don't think that it's a law... i have a hidden fee waiver from u miami (a safety), but got an email back from fsu when i solicited that said "I greatly anticipate seeing your application come through our office! Unfortunately Florida State Law is not offering any fee waivers at this time as our application fee is $30." true, it's only $30, so can't really complain, but it's another safety so it kind of sucks. i've been reading for weeks, but had no real reason to comment before, but now that i'm here my stats are 168/3.43 (from a school that tends to deflate grades). as far as fee waivers, i've gotten nd, ucla, smu, uh and some other randoms.


Miami is a private school.


ha, sorry. [blushes] good catch.


Congrats on the waiver, though. Can't say I wouldn't mind reading Torts & Contracts on the beach. :wink:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby chinagator » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:14 pm

GatorBait09 wrote:Florida schools can't give fee waivers? I just got a pretty curt response from UF regarding my fee waiver request; they said that Florida law prohibits them from waiving the application fee. Is this just bullshit to get me to go away or something? I've never heard of this.

They mis-spelled my name too. Thanks alma mater.


Join the club. They haven't pursued me even a little. I'm quite underwhelmed with them anyways.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:34 pm

GatorBait09 wrote:Florida schools can't give fee waivers? I just got a pretty curt response from UF regarding my fee waiver request; they said that Florida law prohibits them from waiving the application fee. Is this just bullshit to get me to go away or something? I've never heard of this.

They mis-spelled my name too. Thanks alma mater.



I got a similar response from UF. I used to work for UF so it is pretty believable. When I left the University there was a hiring freeze, pay increase freeze and much fighting over who controled tuition and fees. Because of resident scholarships (Bright Futures I think) and tuition breaks, the schools are stuck on certain fees probably.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Joan Hollaway » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:09 pm

i guess region doesn't matter...I'm really curious as to the method of columbia's madness

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:18 pm

nyyankees wrote:alabama, georgia, george mason and brooklyn in the mail today. I would trade all of them for an emory or ND fee waiver....


Those 2 are free anyway

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ruleser » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:21 pm

JayTal wrote:
86revolt wrote:UCLA told me straight up that I do not qualify for a merit-based fee waiver (jerks), GW told me they don't give those out, and USC directed me to their need-based fee waiver application. Oh well, got fee waivers from Emory, W&M, and WUSTL (two days before they emailed me one through CRS...wasted effort).

Anyone have any luck getting solicited fee waivers from UCLA, GW, or USC?


I received one from UCLA yesterday. GW told me the same. And USC sent me an email saying they'd be sending them out tomorrow.

Same from GW - seems legit. They even congratulated me on my score/achievements, but still said they don't do it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:21 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:
GatorBait09 wrote:Florida schools can't give fee waivers? I just got a pretty curt response from UF regarding my fee waiver request; they said that Florida law prohibits them from waiving the application fee. Is this just bullshit to get me to go away or something? I've never heard of this.

They mis-spelled my name too. Thanks alma mater.



I got a similar response from UF. I used to work for UF so it is pretty believable. When I left the University there was a hiring freeze, pay increase freeze and much fighting over who controled tuition and fees. Because of resident scholarships (Bright Futures I think) and tuition breaks, the schools are stuck on certain fees probably.


Its probably something to do with the State University System of Florida, not some state-wide law.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:21 pm

With a 170/175 and a 3.47, I've gotten waivers from Minnesota, Notre Dame, and Vandy. I e-mailed Columbia to see if they'll give me a merit-based fee waiver, like they did last year, but they just directed me to their need-based waiver application. I think they're under the impression that they gave me a need-based application last year.




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