2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:41 am

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby wired » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:46 am

mbv wrote:168/4.02 Non-URM

Does anyone have any luck requesting waivers from:
-UC Davis
-UC Hastings
-Cornell
-GULC
-Columbia
-Stanford

I know a number of these schools are big reaches for me, but I know some schools give out waivers to students below their numbers. Anyone?


UC Davis: Told me only needs based
UC Hastings: Told me only needs based
Cornell: Rejected me
GULC: Rejected me

Did not try at Columbia or Stanford

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Mr. Papagiorgio » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:00 am

URM

155 got St. Johns, Villanova...and U of Chicago.

:shock:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby jacosta6 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:07 am

Just fired off an email to Cornell. Received what seems to be an automated response stating that they only do it through CRS.

LSAT: 169
GPA: 3.74

Anyone with similar stats get one? It's the only school left on my list that does do merit-based waivers.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Padimud » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:53 pm

mbv wrote:168/4.02 Non-URM

Does anyone have any luck requesting waivers from:
-UC Davis
-UC Hastings
-Cornell
-GULC
-Columbia
-Stanford

I know a number of these schools are big reaches for me, but I know some schools give out waivers to students below their numbers. Anyone?


Davis gave me one through soliciting via e-mail. I did it before they established a policy for this year so I may have snuck in before they switched it all to need-based. The rest on the list I was denied or did not attempt.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby mbv » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:31 pm

UTL_plz wrote:I sent out emails to many schools with a request for merit-based fee waivers. The schools include, Alabama, Colorado, Chicago, UWashington, Lewis & Clark, NYU, San Diego, Vanderbilt, Michigan, UCLA, WashU, Northwestern, and a few others.

Alabama responded within a day, on a Sunday, that i was granted a waiver. Does anyone have a feel for how long it takes these other admissions departments to respond to these requests?


I requested USD and got a code within a couple of days (YAYY) but I requested one on both merit and need. I gave them my LSAC#, GPA, LSAT and also a copy of my earnings statement to back up my self-reported "need".

I sent requests to Loyola LA (fax) and Berkeley (email) last Thursday and still have not heard back. I'll keep you guys posted though when they do.

Maybe I won't apply to Davis/Hastings after all-- LSN shows that they are not very generous with fee waivers or financial aid.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby GeePee » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:23 pm

I got USC in the mail this morning. Too bad the only waiver I still care about is Columbia, which seems like it won't happen.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby sckon » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:53 pm

Michigan via snail mail.

Viewbook and three page letter enclosed with very specific personal information.



166, 3.47 with no chance, but for $12 why not.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby keg411 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:17 pm

Rutgers-Camden by request.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:22 pm

Ave Maria School of Law.

That's it, I'm withdrawing all my other applications.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Slansky » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:30 pm

So it sounds like a few people have gotten USC via snail mail...what are your stats? Still none in today's mail and this is one I'm really counting on. I got Michigan today (snail) and that's it.

:(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby GeePee » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:33 pm

Slansky wrote:So it sounds like a few people have gotten USC via snail mail...what are your stats? Still none in today's mail and this is one I'm really counting on. I got Michigan today (snail) and that's it.

:(

175/3.98. I wouldn't generalize based on me, though, unless USC only likes giving out waivers to students that frankly have no intention of applying to/attending USC.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Joan Hollaway » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:28 pm

did anyone that got the michigan snail mail one get a handwritten note at the end?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:29 pm

GeePee wrote:
Slansky wrote:So it sounds like a few people have gotten USC via snail mail...what are your stats? Still none in today's mail and this is one I'm really counting on. I got Michigan today (snail) and that's it.

:(

175/3.98. I wouldn't generalize based on me, though, unless USC only likes giving out waivers to students that frankly have no intention of applying to/attending USC.


Columbia was one of the first waivers I got and I don't have a prayer of getting in... so that's weird.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:32 pm

eviee wrote:did anyone that got the michigan snail mail one get a handwritten note at the end?

yes

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Joan Hollaway » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:51 pm

puppins wrote:
eviee wrote:did anyone that got the michigan snail mail one get a handwritten note at the end?

yes


pretty awesome of them to make us feel special like that lol

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Apple Tree » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:53 pm

NYU through snail male today. I have no chance of getting in, but I guess I'll still waste another $12...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby mbv » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:12 pm

Slansky wrote:So it sounds like a few people have gotten USC via snail mail...what are your stats? Still none in today's mail and this is one I'm really counting on. I got Michigan today (snail) and that's it.

:(


I'm also from a UC and have a lower LSAT (4.02, 168) and I got a USC fee waiver last week via snail mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby coollegemex » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:17 pm

sckon wrote:Michigan via snail mail.

Viewbook and three page letter enclosed with very specific personal information.



166, 3.47 with no chance, but for $12 why not.



Did they write you a note? In mine "love" was underlined along with a note that said they love students from my undergrad...knew I wasn't that special haha

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby goodolgil » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:05 am

Had love underlined, but the only "personal" thing that was said was something like "all we know about you are database-friendly things like your GPA, LSAT and major"

:(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby pineconekid » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:23 am

(virgin poster, BTW ... time to stop just lurking!)

I've had a bunch of emails from schools I'd never heard of, then some nice ones (U.Va., U.Minn.), but no hidden ones until just now I discovered Northwestern. I wasn't even going to apply there ($100? really?), but what a great little boost. Seriously, these fee waivers are like crack for one's self esteem.

I am thinking about emailing to ask for merit-based waivers at: U. Colorado, U. Washington, U. Michigan, Duke, Cornell, and GULC. I see folks have reported varying levels of success. I really want Cornell and Michigan as they are top choices of mine. Any suggestions? I have 171/3.56 (and 6 years WE).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby sckon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:30 am

boo_pragmatism wrote:
coollegemex wrote:
sckon wrote:Michigan via snail mail.

Viewbook and three page letter enclosed with very specific personal information.



166, 3.47 with no chance, but for $12 why not.



Did they write you a note? In mine "love" was underlined along with a note that said they love students from my undergrad...knew I wasn't that special haha

I had "love" underlined, but no note. That special feeling flowing back in yet?


I had love underlined but the nice touch was "I know people that went to AQ!"

-whether it is her or some freshman office worker, I dont care it made me happy on the inside. Went Ed today. Rejected Tomorrow.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby kinch » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:12 pm

Does it matter if I'm a reapplicant? Got rejected from USC last year, my stats this year are 173/3.76, haven't heard anything from USC.

In any case, fuck em.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby forza » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:24 pm

kinch wrote:Does it matter if I'm a reapplicant? Got rejected from USC last year, my stats this year are 173/3.76, haven't heard anything from USC.

In any case, fuck em.


Yeah, to hell with USC. Your stats are too good for them.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Dignan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:53 pm

So far, the only T14 fee waiver I received is from Virginia.

I asked for, and got rejected (via a canned email), for fee waivers from Columbia, Michigan, and Penn. My numbers are in my profile.




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