2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby sckon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:17 pm

Dignan wrote: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.



That Blows

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby HerseyChris » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:25 pm

I just got Northeastern.

Quinnipac too, but I think I go that before. It may just be a repeat email.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby jlk86 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:34 pm

HerseyChris wrote:I just got Northeastern.

Quinnipac too, but I think I go that before. It may just be a repeat email.



i got northeastern too & it was addressed to "Dear First Name"

mildly offended. put a little more effort into your app solicitations!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby wackjickham » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:34 pm

Double Northeastern Fail:

1. I thought it was from Northwestern when I first read it.
2. The first line is "Dear First Name,"

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Slansky » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:05 pm

jlk86 wrote:
HerseyChris wrote:I just got Northeastern.

Quinnipac too, but I think I go that before. It may just be a repeat email.



i got northeastern too & it was addressed to "Dear First Name"

mildly offended. put a little more effort into your app solicitations!


Hahahaha, I would be offended except that's exactly the kind of thing I'm paranoid I did in my application, and I don't want bad karma. So, Northeastern and I are hypothetical typo chums for the time being.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:06 pm

wackjickham wrote:Double Northeastern Fail:

1. I thought it was from Northwestern when I first read it.
2. The first line is "Dear First Name,"


1. That's not a Northeastern Fail; I'm pretty sure their business model is centered around that.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:10 pm

Dear First Name,

We believe that you have what it takes to be a great lawyer, and for that reason, we want you to apply to Northeastern.
Therefore, we are going to waive your $75.00 application fee for the current academic year.

I write to encourage you to take a close look at Northeastern University School of Law. As a faculty member, I can tell
you from first hand experience that you won't find a better place to become the best lawyer you can be while also
gaining the insight and inspiration to pursue a fulfilling legal career.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Headybrah » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:11 pm

got the email from northeastern but no mention of fee waiver...

wtf

Dear first name
and no fee waiver?

Common

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:14 pm

hypermeganet wrote:Dear First Name,

We believe that you have what it takes to be a great lawyer, and for that reason, we want you to apply to Northeastern.
Therefore, we are going to waive your $75.00 application fee for the current academic year.

I write to encourage you to take a close look at Northeastern University School of Law. As a faculty member, I can tell
you from first hand experience that you won't find a better place to become the best lawyer you can be while also
gaining the insight and inspiration to pursue a fulfilling legal career.



You should apply and submit a "why" statement referring to Northeastern repeatedly as "Law School X"

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Headybrah » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:16 pm

I got this

"Dear First Name,

At Northeastern University School of Law, we look for students who will add to the intellectual rigor of the
classroom, those who are committed to becoming "thinking" not just practicing lawyers, and those who value
practical legal experience as a part of preparing to enter the profession. If you possess these qualities, we
encourage you to give us a closer look."

I guess I'll request a fee waiver

little insulted - my numbers are pretty good toooo

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:19 pm

Headybrah wrote:I got this

"Dear First Name,

At Northeastern University School of Law, we look for students who will add to the intellectual rigor of the
classroom, those who are committed to becoming "thinking" not just practicing lawyers, and those who value
practical legal experience as a part of preparing to enter the profession. If you possess these qualities, we
encourage you to give us a closer look."

I guess I'll request a fee waiver

little insulted - my numbers are pretty good toooo


Dear [Law School],

I am very interested in applying to your program. I have heard great things about your placement in [city], and am particularly interested in your [clinical program]. However, it would be a financial hardship for me to apply to your school. Would it be possible to get a fee waiver?

Thanks,

First Name.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:29 pm

Such a joke. Haha. What an appalling mistake.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby melaniec » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:32 pm

if anyone cares, i got a umiami fee waiver, hidden. or maybe not hidden (im out of state for undergrad so i don't know what mail i'm getting back at home) noticed it 2 days ago though.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby HerseyChris » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:32 pm

jlk86 wrote:
HerseyChris wrote:I just got Northeastern.

Quinnipac too, but I think I go that before. It may just be a repeat email.



i got northeastern too & it was addressed to "Dear First Name"

mildly offended. put a little more effort into your app solicitations!


Ha, I didn't even notice that. Hilarious.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby ozarkhack » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:42 pm

No worries! They fixed. Just received this e-mailed update:

"You may have received a prior similar message in error. Our mail system erroneously sent out an incomplete email. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your attention."

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby S de Garmeaux » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:45 pm

Might have already been mentioned but

Loyola Los Angeles (LMU) sent me an email inviting me to their booth at my UG's grad school fair. The email said that if I showed up, they would give me a fee waiver code.

I sent them a reply and explained that I will not be able to attend because I work during the day but that I have already done a great deal of research into the school and plan to apply.

They then sent me a fee waiver back in their email reply.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Slansky » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:02 pm

ozarkhack wrote:No worries! They fixed. Just received this e-mailed update:

"You may have received a prior similar message in error. Our mail system erroneously sent out an incomplete email. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your attention."


Yeah, I'd love to try that with a similar typo on the application. "You may have received an application from me in error. My evil twin erroneously sent out an 'incomplete' app. Here is the one with 'Northeastern' instead of 'Law School Name Here.' Sorry about that."

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Lurkster » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:41 pm

Emailed Columbia, Penn, Duke, Cornell, and Georgetown.

0-5.

I got the UVA fee waiver that everyone else got, and that is the only school I want to apply to that I currently have a fee waiver for. I am currently a sad panda.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Dignan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:55 pm

Dignan wrote: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.

And I just got another reject email, this one from Chicago.

I'm a little puzzled as to why people with lesser numbers got automatic fee waivers from these schools while I did not. Is it due to proactive yield protection or something like that?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:05 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby ss42 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:21 pm

puppins wrote:
Headybrah wrote:I got this

"Dear First Name,

At Northeastern University School of Law, we look for students who will add to the intellectual rigor of the
classroom, those who are committed to becoming "thinking" not just practicing lawyers, and those who value
practical legal experience as a part of preparing to enter the profession. If you possess these qualities, we
encourage you to give us a closer look."

I guess I'll request a fee waiver

little insulted - my numbers are pretty good toooo


Dear [Law School],

I am very interested in applying to your program. I have heard great things about your placement in [city], and am particularly interested in your [clinical program]. However, it would be a financial hardship for me to apply to your school. Would it be possible to get a fee waiver?

Thanks,

First Name.



I requested a fee waiver from them a few weeks back and they told me it was need-based only. And then today I got the "dear first name" e-mail today. I was considering applying for the scholarship money but it seems like a mess over there.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:52 pm

100 pages. nice work dudes

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby tamlyric » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:07 pm

Dignan wrote:
Dignan wrote: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.

And I just got another reject email, this one from Chicago.

I'm a little puzzled as to why people with lesser numbers got automatic fee waivers from these schools while I did not. Is it due to proactive yield protection or something like that?


I am guessing the answer might differ from school to school. For instance, at the top end of the T14 (e.g., Chicago), I doubt it's a case of YP. More likely perhaps that they just think anyone with your numbers will likely be applying to schools like theirs, so why give you a fee waiver if you'll be applying anyway? Then, for the bottom part of the T14, I think it might well be a case of YP. In any case, I really sympathize with your situation, and I think it's complete BS. FWIW.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:06 pm

GargamelITT wrote:100 pages. nice work dudes


Egregious sexism.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby wackjickham » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:05 am

Lurkster wrote:Emailed Columbia, Penn, Duke, Cornell, and Georgetown.

0-5.

I got the UVA fee waiver that everyone else got, and that is the only school I want to apply to that I currently have a fee waiver for. I am currently a sad panda.


I took in June and emailed all of those (except Cornell). They all said no.

Eventually, I received CRS waivers from all but Georgetown. I dont know if September waivers are different, but don't give up hope!




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