2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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naruhodo
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby naruhodo » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:03 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
Pankun wrote:So for hidden fee waivers, do you find out at the time of checkout? Or can you tell if you have a waiver when you begin your application?


You have to proceed to the checkout.


After I preview the NYU application and hit continue, I come to a page that asks me to check off a "certification" box. Specifically, it reads "By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have proofread my application and that all information I am about to send to LSAC for transmission to the law school is true and accurate, and that I agree to the certification language stated on the signature portion of the law school application. LSAC is authorized to transmit this law school application." The page also says under payment method, "The $75 fee will be added to your Shopping Cart."

If I click continue on this page, is there another one that indicates if I have a hidden fee waiver or not? Or is this the page that indicates that I don't?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:12 pm

naruhodo wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
Pankun wrote:So for hidden fee waivers, do you find out at the time of checkout? Or can you tell if you have a waiver when you begin your application?


You have to proceed to the checkout.


After I preview the NYU application and hit continue, I come to a page that asks me to check off a "certification" box. Specifically, it reads "By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have proofread my application and that all information I am about to send to LSAC for transmission to the law school is true and accurate, and that I agree to the certification language stated on the signature portion of the law school application. LSAC is authorized to transmit this law school application." The page also says under payment method, "The $75 fee will be added to your Shopping Cart."

If I click continue on this page, is there another one that indicates if I have a hidden fee waiver or not? Or is this the page that indicates that I don't?


Looks like you didn't get it (yet). The page with the certification check box is where you would see this under the payment method heading: "$ 75 application fee waived due to CRS fee waiver."

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby naruhodo » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:28 pm

babaghanouj wrote:
naruhodo wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
Pankun wrote:So for hidden fee waivers, do you find out at the time of checkout? Or can you tell if you have a waiver when you begin your application?


You have to proceed to the checkout.


After I preview the NYU application and hit continue, I come to a page that asks me to check off a "certification" box. Specifically, it reads "By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have proofread my application and that all information I am about to send to LSAC for transmission to the law school is true and accurate, and that I agree to the certification language stated on the signature portion of the law school application. LSAC is authorized to transmit this law school application." The page also says under payment method, "The $75 fee will be added to your Shopping Cart."

If I click continue on this page, is there another one that indicates if I have a hidden fee waiver or not? Or is this the page that indicates that I don't?


Looks like you didn't get it (yet). The page with the certification check box is where you would see this under the payment method heading: "$ 75 application fee waived due to CRS fee waiver."


Thanks! So hidden fee waivers come out in waves?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby lz06 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:13 pm

Is anyone having a problem with their Cornell fee waiver? I wanted to submit tonight but I guess not because its not showing up on LSAC and it keeps adding the fee to my cart

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:15 pm

naruhodo wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Looks like you didn't get it (yet). The page with the certification check box is where you would see this under the payment method heading: "$ 75 application fee waived due to CRS fee waiver."


Thanks! So hidden fee waivers come out in waves?

Who knows? I was just being optimistic... :)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:19 pm

lz06 wrote:Is anyone having a problem with their Cornell fee waiver? I wanted to submit tonight but I guess not because its not showing up on LSAC and it keeps adding the fee to my cart

Read the details of your letter. It's not an electronic fee waiver. You have to send that actual paper to Cornell. Yeah, it's pretty lame. One of the reasons why I won't be applying now...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby smith8586 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:20 pm

After complaining about the rising tally of app fees I'm accumulating, I got Michigan fee waiver via snail mail today with a nice little note at the end. Now if I could just get 14 more...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:01 am

Is anyone else annoyed that when they email a school requesting a fee waiver and the school tells them they don't offer merit based fee waivers only to come to this thread and see the school recently sent out a wave of merit based fee waivers?

Thanks GWU :roll:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby FuriousE » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:15 am

Helmholtz wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:I e-mailed Vandy telling them I had a fee waiver from last cycle. They told me it was only valid that one cycle and they're not going to send me a renewal. I was debating on UCLA or Vandy as a safety. I guess this just made up my mind for me.



Are you sure that you don't have a hidden Vandy fee waiver?? Because I just found one and you have better numbers.


I checked. I don't. .............bastards


its strange since they gave me a hidden waiver and i had one from last year as well. sounds like they hate you :)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby naruhodo » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:56 am

babaghanouj wrote:
naruhodo wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Looks like you didn't get it (yet). The page with the certification check box is where you would see this under the payment method heading: "$ 75 application fee waived due to CRS fee waiver."


Thanks! So hidden fee waivers come out in waves?

Who knows? I was just being optimistic... :)


Haha, well, hope that is indeed the case.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GMVarun » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:41 am

So I just saw that I got a UCLA hidden fee waiver, even though when I requested one they told me I didn't qualify...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby michaellikesit » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:45 am

Does anyone know if it is possible to apply a fee waiver you received for the 2009-10 cycle to the 2010-11 cycle?
Thanks.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby naruhodo » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:02 am

michaellikesit wrote:Does anyone know if it is possible to apply a fee waiver you received for the 2009-10 cycle to the 2010-11 cycle?
Thanks.


Yes, it's possible, but you have to ask the school. Just send a straightforward e-mail explaining your situation (search the forum, and you'll find examples) to each law school, and they should get back to you.

FWIW, UVA, Michigan, Georgetown, and UCLA all said yes when I asked. Cornell sent me an e-mail saying I should wait for the next round of waivers to come out. I have yet to hear back from Northwestern, Chicago and Penn.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jdhopeful23 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:48 am

Just got UGA via e-mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ClemCarter » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:08 am

jdhopeful23 wrote:Just got UGA via e-mail.


Same here, plus Richmond via old-timey mail and more baiting by UIUC.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby somethingclever » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:10 am

What numbers do people have who got the Cornell waiver?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jdhopeful23 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:11 am

Richmond via old-timey mail


really? that's odd... i got richmond via e-mail a while ago, but nothing in the mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby LSATfromNC » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:14 am

ClemCarter wrote:
jdhopeful23 wrote:Just got UGA via e-mail.


Same here, plus Richmond via old-timey mail and more baiting by UIUC.


Illinois, quit spamming me! I already applied :)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ClemCarter » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:17 am

jdhopeful23 wrote:
Richmond via old-timey mail


really? that's odd... i got richmond via e-mail a while ago, but nothing in the mail.



Got the email too. Guess they're taking a cue from UIUC.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby teaadntoast » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:20 am

jdhopeful23 wrote:Just got UGA via e-mail.


+1

(I like your tar!)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jdhopeful23 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:07 am

+1

(I like your tar!)


Thanks :D

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby somethingclever » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:21 am

I just recieved viewbook/letter from Cornell but no fee waiver :( . It reads:

"Your 'numbers' look promising enough that we'd like the opportunity to consider a full application."

And yet no waiver to encourage that full application... grr. I guess I can't ask for more with my current numbers. Come on September LSAT!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby gmichaelbluth » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:26 am

GMVarun wrote:So I just saw that I got a UCLA hidden fee waiver, even though when I requested one they told me I didn't qualify...


+1

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby eja505 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:41 am

UGA here too. Is this just all for yield protection purposes? They denied me last time and now are saying I can apply again, this time for free. Not sure if I want to play that game, if that's what this is.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:42 am

I AM FINALLY GETTING FEE WAIVERS!




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