2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:56 pm

vsg211 wrote:For those who e-mailed schools asking for fee waivers, you listed your GPA and LSAT score, right? (I know this seems like a dumb question but just in case...)


yes

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby nymets123 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:29 pm

got a fee waiver from U of Georgia today in the mail

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby akw009 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:38 pm

165 and 3.54

unsolicited
ND
Alabama
UConn

by request
WUSTL
BU
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:52 pm

vsg211 wrote:For those who e-mailed schools asking for fee waivers, you listed your GPA and LSAT score, right? (I know this seems like a dumb question but just in case...)


To be honest, I didn't list my GPA in my e-mail and I still had a fair amount of success.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby jocelyne » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:09 pm

lucky that means you got a high lsat score :evil:

I solicited GULC and they rejected my request outright, saying "Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a merit-based fee waiver, but hope that you will still decide to apply to Georgetown."

Does that mean my score is too low to apply? I want to save the $ if no chance. thoughts please.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:10 pm

jocelyne wrote:lucky that means you got a high lsat score :evil:

I solicited GULC and they rejected my request outright, saying "Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a merit-based fee waiver, but hope that you will still decide to apply to Georgetown."

Does that mean my score is too low to apply? I want to save the $ if no chance. thoughts please.


I got the same email but I'm applying PT and my numbers are right in line with their admits, so I wouldn't say it's a definite decline.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:14 pm

hypermeganet wrote:
jocelyne wrote:lucky that means you got a high lsat score :evil:

I solicited GULC and they rejected my request outright, saying "Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a merit-based fee waiver, but hope that you will still decide to apply to Georgetown."

Does that mean my score is too low to apply? I want to save the $ if no chance. thoughts please.


I got the same email but I'm applying PT and my numbers are right in line with their admits, so I wouldn't say it's a definite decline.


There are other people here, Helm for one, who got that email even though their numbers are above Gtown's medians, etc. so I dont think it is a decline.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby vandalvideo » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:15 pm

Just got a snail mail fee waiver from BU. I personally don't understand snail mail fee waivers, but I'll take it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Foozle » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:17 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:
jocelyne wrote:lucky that means you got a high lsat score :evil:

I solicited GULC and they rejected my request outright, saying "Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a merit-based fee waiver, but hope that you will still decide to apply to Georgetown."

Does that mean my score is too low to apply? I want to save the $ if no chance. thoughts please.


I got the same email but I'm applying PT and my numbers are right in line with their admits, so I wouldn't say it's a definite decline.


There are other people here, Helm for one, who got that email even though their numbers are above Gtown's medians, etc. so I dont think it is a decline.

I think earlier in this thread, people were discussing how hard it was to solicit a merit-based waiver from Georgetown.

I sent an email and got one (from Patrice Robinson)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:22 pm

Foozle wrote:I think earlier in this thread, people were discussing how hard it was to solicit a merit-based waiver from Georgetown.

I sent an email and got one (from Patrice Robinson)


Are you at Decision Rendered?
EDIT: nevermind, I just looked at your LSN

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Foozle » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:27 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Foozle wrote:I think earlier in this thread, people were discussing how hard it was to solicit a merit-based waiver from Georgetown.

I sent an email and got one (from Patrice Robinson)


Are you at Decision Rendered?
EDIT: nevermind, I just looked at your LSN

Haha.

I'll have my apps out in the next two weeks.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:22 pm

Did anyone get a fee waiver from Cornell? I'd like to apply there, but I don't think it's worth an $80 app fee.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby GeePee » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:Did anyone get a fee waiver from Cornell? I'd like to apply there, but I don't think it's worth an $80 app fee.

Yeah it's a sucky fee waiver though. You have to pay the $80, send in your copy of the mailed fee waiver, and then wait a few weeks for a refund. It's lame.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby tamlyric » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:32 pm

GeePee wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Did anyone get a fee waiver from Cornell? I'd like to apply there, but I don't think it's worth an $80 app fee.

Yeah it's a sucky fee waiver though. You have to pay the $80, send in your copy of the mailed fee waiver, and then wait a few weeks for a refund. It's lame.


Did you get it before or after the September test?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby GeePee » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm

tamlyric wrote:
GeePee wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Did anyone get a fee waiver from Cornell? I'd like to apply there, but I don't think it's worth an $80 app fee.

Yeah it's a sucky fee waiver though. You have to pay the $80, send in your copy of the mailed fee waiver, and then wait a few weeks for a refund. It's lame.


Did you get it before or after the September test?

Before. I don't think they've sent out another round yet.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

GeePee wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Did anyone get a fee waiver from Cornell? I'd like to apply there, but I don't think it's worth an $80 app fee.

Yeah it's a sucky fee waiver though. You have to pay the $80, send in your copy of the mailed fee waiver, and then wait a few weeks for a refund. It's lame.


Hah, it's like one of those mail-in refund deals where they're counting on the customer to forget / not give enough of a shit to deal with it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby The Dan » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:39 pm

Noticed a hidden NYU waiver. It must have come in yesterday or today. Nothing from Columbia or Chicago.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby GeePee » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:40 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
GeePee wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Did anyone get a fee waiver from Cornell? I'd like to apply there, but I don't think it's worth an $80 app fee.

Yeah it's a sucky fee waiver though. You have to pay the $80, send in your copy of the mailed fee waiver, and then wait a few weeks for a refund. It's lame.


Hah, it's like one of those mail-in refund deals where they're counting on the customer to forget / not give enough of a shit to deal with it.

Haha that's exactly what I thought of when I saw this come in the mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby mbv » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:21 pm

168 (Sept 2009) 4.02 LSDAS Non-URM

Merit Fee Waivers (e-mail)
-UVA (10-19)
-UCLA (10-19)
-Vanderbilt (10-21)
-U of Chicago (10-27)

Hidden Fee Waivers (CRS)
-BU (10-20)
-Duke (no PT) (10-20)
-UPenn (10-20)
-UT Austin (10-20)
-UMich (10-20)
-Northwestern (10-21)
-NYU (10-28)

Requested Fee Waivers
-USD (10-26-09)

Emailed jdinfo@sandiego.edu to request fee waiver based on need:

Dear USD:

Attached please find a copy of my latest earnings statement. I earn --- per month and am responsible for my own graduate school expenses. My federal tax return from last year is not applicable because this is my first year out of school (I graduated in June 2009).

My LSAC # is --- My cumulative GPA is ---and my LSAT score is ---Thank you for your consideration of my request.

USD answered a day or two later with a code for LSAC.

I just emailed Berkeley and faxed Loyola (LA) something similar (appealing to need by submitting my earnings statement, but also including my numbers). I will update to say how it goes.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Discursor » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:39 pm

The Dan wrote:Noticed a hidden NYU waiver. It must have come in yesterday or today. Nothing from Columbia or Chicago.


I'm longing for that waiver. No dice yet though. Funnily enough, I got Columbia last week. Haven't checked for Chicago.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:41 pm

NOOOOICE!! I got the hidden NYU waiver as well.

This makes me very happy as I was going to spend $75 on that.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby politik » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:43 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:NOOOOICE!! I got the hidden NYU waiver as well.

This makes me very happy as I was going to spend $75 on that.


I'm sure this is a dumb question that has been answered many times in many places, but what is a hidden fee waiver? I've gotten a ton of fee waivers but they've all been via email. Is there someplace else I should be looking?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:45 pm

politik wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:NOOOOICE!! I got the hidden NYU waiver as well.

This makes me very happy as I was going to spend $75 on that.


I'm sure this is a dumb question that has been answered many times in many places, but what is a hidden fee waiver? I've gotten a ton of fee waivers but they've all been via email. Is there someplace else I should be looking?

Pretend to fill out the application. Click Submit. Click Preview. Then click Continue.

STOP here. If it says you still owe $75 (or whatever the amount) then you don't have the hidden fee waiver.

This doesn't actually submit the app. You'd still have a couple steps to go. Just hit "Return to Application" and you'll be fine.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby politik » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:49 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
politik wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:NOOOOICE!! I got the hidden NYU waiver as well.

This makes me very happy as I was going to spend $75 on that.


I'm sure this is a dumb question that has been answered many times in many places, but what is a hidden fee waiver? I've gotten a ton of fee waivers but they've all been via email. Is there someplace else I should be looking?

Pretend to fill out the application. Click Submit. Click Preview. Then click Continue.

STOP here. If it says you still owe $75 (or whatever the amount) then you don't have the hidden fee waiver.

This doesn't actually submit the app. You'd still have a couple steps to go. Just hit "Return to Application" and you'll be fine.



Eww so you have to fill out the application first though eh? Guess I'll try it with the schools I was going to apply to anyway.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby sukaili » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:50 pm

Yay! Hidden NYU waiver just made my night - almost makes up for NY beating the Phils




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