2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby tintin » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:19 pm

LSATfromNC wrote:
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babaghanouj wrote:It's at the end when you select your payment option. You won't miss it.


ok, i must have missed something, cuz LSAC just charged me for everything.

:( :( :(


Let Cornell know, hopefully they can cut you a check.


man i hope so. $80 is a hefty fee.......

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:23 pm

Fee waiver from Yale today (9/6/2009)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:23 pm

Also: I am completely untrustworthy.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby legallybrunette16 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:39 pm

I got my Duke Fee Waiver on August 31st. Someone posted that was a priority. Can someone clarify. Does this mean I have a better chance of getting in? I never applied for a fee waiver. I just got the email.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:45 pm

tintin wrote:
LSATfromNC wrote:
tintin wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:It's at the end when you select your payment option. You won't miss it.


ok, i must have missed something, cuz LSAC just charged me for everything.

:( :( :(


Let Cornell know, hopefully they can cut you a check.


man i hope so. $80 is a hefty fee.......


Why in the world did you enter your credit card info after you missed the payment method option?!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby capitalacq » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:48 pm

legallybrunette16 wrote:I got my Duke Fee Waiver on August 31st. Someone posted that was a priority. Can someone clarify. Does this mean I have a better chance of getting in? I never applied for a fee waiver. I just got the email.

priority is different from a fee waiver

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby legallybrunette16 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:56 pm

nparker wrote:I may have overlooked this information somewhere, but is there a place where we can find out which schools offer merit-based waivers and which don't? If, for some reason, someone knows all this information off the top of their head, the schools I'm interested in knowing about are (I've noted in parentheses those schools that I know do/do not offer merit-based waivers ... of course, I could be wrong. If so, please tell me.):

Yale
Harvard
Stanford
Columbia
Chicago
NYU
Berkeley (no)
Michigan (yes)
Virginia (yes)
Duke (no)
Northwestern (yes)
Georgetown (yes)
UCLA
USC



I believe you are incorrect about Duke. They do give out merit-based fee waivers. This is the email I received from them. My parents make way over the need-based maximum to ever get a fee waiver based on need.

"Dear Ms. *****:

I am pleased to learn about your interest in attending law school. We received information about your outstanding academic record from the Law School Admission Council. Based on your strong credentials, I invite you to apply to Duke Law School. If you choose to apply, your $70 application fee will be waived. (The application deadline is February 15, 2010.)

blah blah blah (5 paragraphs of info on the school)

I look forward to reading your application!

Sincerely,

William J. Hoye
Associate Dean
Admissions and Student Affairs

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:58 pm

Yes, yes, we know that duke gives out fee waivers (read more of this thread). As for your question about priority track:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82761

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby legallybrunette16 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:08 pm

babaghanouj wrote:Yes, yes, we know that duke gives out fee waivers (read more of this thread). As for your question about priority track:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82761


thanks!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby poprox » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:33 pm

VoidSix wrote:Yeah, I think VULS must have sent out a large batch of them this week.


Has anyone had success in soliciting a merit-based waiver from Vanderbilt? They're one of my top choices, but I haven't heard back from them regarding a fee waiver yet, and didn't get an unsolicited fee waiver on the 4th.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:08 pm

What are your numbers?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:09 pm

This news: Columbia can now be solicited for a fee waiver request form.

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Undergrad doesn't matter! (unless it's a good one)

Postby Kronk » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:22 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby lz06 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:56 pm

poprox wrote:Has anyone had success in soliciting a merit-based waiver from Vanderbilt? They're one of my top choices, but I haven't heard back from them regarding a fee waiver yet, and didn't get an unsolicited fee waiver on the 4th.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kretzy » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:30 am

poprox wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Yeah, I think VULS must have sent out a large batch of them this week.


Has anyone had success in soliciting a merit-based waiver from Vanderbilt? They're one of my top choices, but I haven't heard back from them regarding a fee waiver yet, and didn't get an unsolicited fee waiver on the 4th.


I emailed Vandy about 2 weeks ago, and got a quick (but poorly-written) response that they would be sending out waivers after looking at LSAC data in the coming weeks. I got the mass-mailed one on Thursday, but it seemed that they don't often respond to solicitations with a waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ClemCarter » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:19 am

Kretzy wrote:
I emailed Vandy about 2 weeks ago, and got a quick (but poorly-written) response



This appears to be a trend with them. Anybody else bristle at the first sentence of the interviews-in-your-area email?

"Dear XXX,

As a prospective law student, we are pleased to announce that Vanderbilt Law School is conducting optional interviews for applicants."

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby poprox » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:05 am

numbers 173 3.6

I guess that poorly written email is the best I can expect from them as prospective law students.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:17 am

Better question is why is VULS one of your top choices? Go to Chicago or something.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Diskette15 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:28 am

very odd....just sent in my application to Duke and realized (at checkout) that I had a CRS fee waiver! thing is I never received an email for a fee waiver or anything. no complaints here, anyone else have the same happen to them?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:41 am

Diskette15 wrote:very odd....just sent in my application to Duke and realized (at checkout) that I had a CRS fee waiver! thing is I never received an email for a fee waiver or anything. no complaints here, anyone else have the same happen to them?

Weird. Check your spam filter/junk mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby poprox » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:48 pm

VoidSix wrote:Better question is why is VULS one of your top choices? Go to Chicago or something.


Location and (hopefully) money. I don't have any intention of practicing law anywhere other than the midwest or TN/KY. Being in Nashville will put me close to family. I'm hoping that my numbers might get me $$$ at Vanderbilt, because I'd much rather do that than pay sticker at Chicago or Northwestern.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:49 pm

poprox wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Better question is why is VULS one of your top choices? Go to Chicago or something.


Location and (hopefully) money. I don't have any intention of practicing law anywhere other than the midwest or TN/KY. Being in Nashville will put me close to family. I'm hoping that my numbers might get me $$$ at Vanderbilt, because I'd much rather do that than pay sticker at Chicago or Northwestern.


And I appreciate the decreased competition, so carry on. :wink:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby poprox » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:04 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
poprox wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Better question is why is VULS one of your top choices? Go to Chicago or something.


Location and (hopefully) money. I don't have any intention of practicing law anywhere other than the midwest or TN/KY. Being in Nashville will put me close to family. I'm hoping that my numbers might get me $$$ at Vanderbilt, because I'd much rather do that than pay sticker at Chicago or Northwestern.


And I appreciate the decreased competition, so carry on. :wink:


So it works out well for both of us :P

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby emtuoh » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:28 am

Just got a 2nd identical e-mail about a fee waiver from Illinois.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby capitalacq » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:39 am

emtuoh wrote:Just got a 2nd identical e-mail about a fee waiver from Illinois.

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