2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:25 pm

johnstuartmill wrote: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.


I've emailed the schools that gave my waivers last year. Most have just given them to me. But a few have given me nonsensical replies like that.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GeePee » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:25 pm

johnstuartmill wrote: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.

No, it's just their usual B.S. They do the same thing to everyone.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:31 pm

GeePee wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote: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.

No, it's just their usual B.S. They do the same thing to everyone.


They didn't to me.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0 and 16 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:38 pm

got William & Mary today.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:43 pm

Re: Previous cycle's Columbia fee waivers

Do not e-mail them about this! If you do, they either will not reply or they'll reply with the standard "Sign up for CRS, fool, we'll give you one if we feel like it" (personally, they just didn't reply to mine.....ever). So I said, "Screw this, I'ma call 'em up." The guy I talked with on the phone said to 1) indicate on the LSAC page that you're going to send payment through old-time mail and then 2) print off the e-mail from last year and send that in.

I did that, my file's already been marked complete and payment received.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:46 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Do not e-mail them about this! If you do, they either will not reply or they'll reply with the standard "Sign up for CRS, fool, we'll give you one if we feel like it" (personally, they just didn't reply to mine.....ever). So I said, "Screw this, I'ma call 'em up." The guy I talked with on the phone said to 1) indicate on the LSAC page that you're going to send payment throw old-time mail and then 2) print off the e-mail from last year and send that in..


This will likely be what I do with the schools that have been replying to me like morons or just not replying to me at all.
But for me its only my safety schools (if this isn't any indication), so I'm not really worried about doing it anytime soon

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:58 pm

Helmholtz wrote:The guy I talked with on the phone said to 1) indicate on the LSAC page that you're going to send payment throw old-time mail and then 2) print off the e-mail from last year and send that in.

I did that, my file's already been marked complete and payment received.

Thanks for the info. But what does the bolded part mean?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:59 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:The guy I talked with on the phone said to 1) indicate on the LSAC page that you're going to send payment throw old-time mail and then 2) print off the e-mail from last year and send that in.

I did that, my file's already been marked complete and payment received.

Thanks for the info. But what does the bolded part mean?



On most applications you can select the "send payment directly to the school" option.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:01 pm

I see. Thank you.

Follow-up for Helmholtz: did you use your Columbia fee waiver last year? I did.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:03 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:I see. Thank you.

Follow-up for Helmholtz: did you use your Columbia fee waiver last year? I did.


Ohhhhhh......no I didn't. That would probably throw a loop into it for you.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Cupidity » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:06 pm

Florida schools don't waive the fees, except for financial need through LSAC, but the price is only $30

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Cupidity » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:07 pm

Notre Dame and WUSTL today

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:07 pm

Yeah... darn. Well, we'll see how they treat my need-based application. Hopefully I'll be able to get my ED application in there in time, and without having to go hungry for the couple weeks afterward.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:30 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.


So no one has received USC yet? I'm sending out apps tomorrow and would really like to not pay for this one.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby likeaspark » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:02 pm

Jumping in on this thread...

I received fee waivers from:
U of Chicago
Duke
Vandy
Georgetown
UVA
UCLA
UGA
Emory
Notre Dame

Sorry I don't have specific dates on these. Anyone receive a fee waiver from BU? I'm holding off on my app, considering shooting an e-mail tomorrow.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:03 pm

Cupidity wrote:Notre Dame and WUSTL today


Haven't gotten either, and I'm applying to WUTSL. What are your stats? Really hoping I get this waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jlk86 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:09 pm

likeaspark wrote:Jumping in on this thread...

I received fee waivers from:
U of Chicago
Duke
Vandy
Georgetown
UVA
UCLA
UGA
Emory
Notre Dame

Sorry I don't have specific dates on these. Anyone receive a fee waiver from BU? I'm holding off on my app, considering shooting an e-mail tomorrow.



yes i emailed them last night & got the waiver early this morning

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:13 pm

likeaspark wrote:Anyone receive a fee waiver from BU? I'm holding off on my app, considering shooting an e-mail tomorrow.

Email BU. Include your LSAT and UGPA. Your numbers are good enough, so you should have a waiver tomorrow.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby bonnieblue » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:15 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Notre Dame and WUSTL today


Haven't gotten either, and I'm applying to WUTSL. What are your stats? Really hoping I get this waiver.


email wustl, you will definitely get one

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:23 pm

What T14 waivers have other first-time (September) LSAT test takers received?

With 172/3.5x I've gotten Duke (PT), UVA, and Columbia. Really hoping for UMichigan, Cornell, Georgetown, Penn etc...does Northwestern even do them?

Has anyone received any from these schools? Are any responsive to e-mail requests?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:25 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:What T14 waivers have other first-time (September) LSAT test takers received?

With 172/3.5x I've gotten Duke (PT), UVA, and Columbia. Really hoping for UMichigan, Cornell, Georgetown, Penn etc...does Northwestern even do them?

Has anyone received any from these schools? Are any responsive to e-mail requests?


I was not a first time taker, but I did get one from Northwestern with my sub-3.2 gpa and 170. But I have noted on CRS that I have 5 years of work experience, so that might be why.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sckon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:40 pm

Just got Arizona and Michigan State via email

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:37 pm

Yay! Finally heard back from Duke and its a yes! If only this were an acceptance, rather than just a fee waiver

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:38 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Yay! Finally heard back from Duke and its a yes! If only this were an acceptance, rather than just a fee waiver

Also heard back from Duke ... unfortunately with a no :cry: Duke hates me!




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