2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:47 am

brianmck16 wrote:I just applied to Hofstra and it says the fee was $75 bucks...went to checkout and it said the fee was waived. Not sure how that happened, but it was a nice surprise.


That is what a hidden fee waiver is

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 86revolt » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:52 am

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.



isn't it weird asking for a fee waiver from a school that gave you one last year? UVA and northwestern gave me fee waivers. i emailed them and asked for one. it was pretty much "i got one last year. i have higher LSAT now. and work experience. can i have a fee waiver?"

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:03 am

86revolt wrote:isn't it weird asking for a fee waiver from a school that gave you one last year? UVA and northwestern gave me fee waivers. i emailed them and asked for one. it was pretty much "i got one last year. i have higher LSAT now. and work experience. can i have a fee waiver?"


I don't think thats weird. I've gone with something more like "I had received a fee waiver for your law school last application cycle, but I opted to wait until this current application cycle to apply to law schools. I was hoping that you could offer me a fee waiver for this application cycle."
It is weird when they don't reply, or send me a reply that doesn't make any sense.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:13 am

forza wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:I know there are several 175+ people who did not get a fee waiver from CLS and are wondering why. While I did get one with a 177, I want to point out two reasons that may be so: 1) URM status and 2) my GPA is sub-par. Most people here who didn't get the fee waiver with 175+ just have outstanding stats all around. CLS probably thinks you're golden at HYS.


LOL @ the thought of Columbia worrying about its yield %


fwiw i got a waiver with better #s than 3.9/173 (not on the GPA side of things, but overall)

i also think the idea of columbia YPing seems sort of silly on the face of it, but that's just on principle and not anything i'm able to substantiate

edit: also, IIRC the email with the columbia waiver explicitly stated that they were awarding me the waiver based solely on my LSAT. i should go dig it out of the back of my inbox and check if that's correct.

edit2: sorry, looks like it's already been emptied, but i'm pretty certain one of the fee waiver emails i got said that and i think it was the columbia one.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby PoorOrpheus » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:10 am

I just received a targeted e-mail (for Latinos) to apply & fee waiver from Tulane.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:24 am

Dozo waiving my fee (email).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:24 am

Cardozo by e-mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:26 am

missvik218 wrote:Cardozo by e-mail.


Too slow.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:27 am

hypermeganet wrote:
missvik218 wrote:Cardozo by e-mail.


Too slow.

Hahaha, we both posted that like the split second we got it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:28 am

+1 for Cardozo

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kardashian » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:30 am

160/3.9... retaking in December, URM

To Date:

Duke
Northwestern
Columbia
UVA
Michigan
Penn
W & M
Washington
Temple
Baylor
South Carolina
Georgia
Seton Hall
St. Johns
Cincinatti
Richmond
Loyola
Tulsa
Tulane - specific to Latinos
Washburn
Regents


Im Kinda mad bc the schools I am actually wanting to go to aren't sending me fee waivers:

Vandy
Notre Dame
Texas
Boston
Emory

Anybody know if/when the following will send fee waivers:
Ohio State
Indiana - Bloomington


PS I refuse to request fee waivers bc i feel like if they wanted to give me a waiver they would have done so....

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:32 am

Kardashian wrote:160/3.9... retaking in December, URM

To Date:

Duke
Northwestern
Columbia
UVA
Michigan
Penn
W & M
Washington
Temple
Baylor
South Carolina
Georgia
Seton Hall
St. Johns
Cincinatti
Richmond
Loyola
Tulsa
Tulane - specific to Latinos
Washburn
Regents


Im Kinda mad bc the schools I am actually wanting to go to aren't sending me fee waivers:

Vandy
Notre Dame
Texas
Boston
Emory

Anybody know if/when the following will send fee waivers:
Ohio State
Indiana - Bloomington


PS I refuse to request fee waivers bc i feel like if they wanted to give me a waiver they would have done so....


That is dumb

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:33 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Kardashian wrote:PS I refuse to request fee waivers bc i feel like if they wanted to give me a waiver they would have done so....


That is dumb

Agreed, you're missing out.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kardashian » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:34 am

How is that dumb?
Its great that they might send me one if i request it, but if they didnt send me one in the first place it was probably for a reason...

Maybe, I need to reconsider.....

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:37 am

Kardashian wrote:How is that dumb?
Its great that they might send me one if i request it, but if they didnt send me one in the first place it was probably for a reason...

Maybe, I need to reconsider.....

You definitely need to reconsider, unless you get off on shelling out unnecessary large sums of money on law school applications.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby sckon » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:37 am

I would reconsider. Sometimes is automated when they update their databases. I have got a fee waiver from everywhere I asked so far.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kardashian » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:39 am

How do I know who to send the request to? just the general admissions email?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:39 am

I put in a second request to Vandy asking for one since people with 164 LSATs and lower GPAs have received one.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Notor » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:40 am

Kardashian wrote:How is that dumb?
Its great that they might send me one if i request it, but if they didnt send me one in the first place it was probably for a reason...

Maybe, I need to reconsider.....

I've already saved several hundreds of dollars by requesting waivers... to not ask is just retarded. The worst they can say is no.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby adora » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:41 am

Cardozo!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:43 am

Kardashian wrote:How do I know who to send the request to? just the general admissions email?

Yes, send an e-mail to their general admissions office, give them your stats (LSAT/GPA) and LSAC account # and just be very direct saying you're interested in their school and would like to request a fee waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby goodolgil » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:43 am

Am I the only one who has an LSAC waiver but is still obsessively checking email for these things? I guess it's a point of pride (though I know it means little).

Got one from 'Dozo and another offer of admission from California Law (they use the Socratic Method!").

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby SpaceDawg » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:46 am

missvik218 wrote:
Kardashian wrote:How do I know who to send the request to? just the general admissions email?

Yes, send an e-mail to their general admissions office, give them your stats (LSAT/GPA) and LSAC account # and just be very direct saying you're interested in their school and would like to request a fee waiver.



What if you're a splitter with a less than stellar GPA? Still report?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:48 am

SpaceDawg wrote:What if you're a splitter with a less than stellar GPA? Still report?

This is my situation and my philosophy has been there is no harm in asking. Worst case scenario they say they have a limited number of merit fee waivers available but you're welcome to apply for a need based waiver if you'd like, basically a "no" but whatever, you'll never know if you don't ask.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby libetao » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:59 am

Got a hidden CRS waiver from Northwestern after e-mail request.



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