2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby rolark » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:47 am

Just a post to mark the thread . . .

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby lz06 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:32 am

I got some TTT's in the mail yesterday. Regent, Cooley, Chapman, Valparaiso.

Has anyone gotten anything interesting??

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby toolshed » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:42 am

Univ. of Tennessee and COOLEY via mail, sometime this week.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby wired » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:38 am

lz06 wrote:I got some TTT's in the mail yesterday. Regent, Cooley, Chapman, Valparaiso.

Has anyone gotten anything interesting??



Not really. I got info from Regent and Valparaiso, but no waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby freewheelin » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:52 am

I got one from Valparaiso with a bunch of typos in it.....the letter is now in the circular filing cabinet.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:26 pm

How quickly do fee waivers tend to come in for first-time September LSAT takers?

I will be testing in September for the first time -- with scores released on October 19th. If I want my apps in by Nov 1st, do I have any chance in hell of receiving fee waivers during that 2-week period? Or will I certainly have to pay for every app that I want in early?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jackassjim » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:46 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:If I want my apps in by Nov 1st, do I have any chance in hell of receiving fee waivers during that 2-week period? Or will I certainly have to pay for every app that I want in early?


That's a bit too tight I think. I got some of the waivers in the week immediately after test results were released, but most of them came more than 2 weeks after.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:04 am

jackassjim wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:If I want my apps in by Nov 1st, do I have any chance in hell of receiving fee waivers during that 2-week period? Or will I certainly have to pay for every app that I want in early?


That's a bit too tight I think. I got some of the waivers in the week immediately after test results were released, but most of them came more than 2 weeks after.


Thanks for the fast reply. I figured it would be unlikely...yet ONE MORE reason I wish I had decided to apply to law school earlier (and had taken the June LSAT)!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:59 am

U Penn has a hidden one that's free with an lsac fee waiver.

Please Note: If LSAC has granted you an LSAC Fee Waiver, you do not need to submit the Penn Law Fee Waiver Application. Candidates who receive a fee waiver from LSAC will automatically receive an application fee waiver from Penn Law. On the application, check that you have been granted an LSAC Fee Waiver. When you transmit your application, you will be prompted to electronically sign your application but you will not be prompted for payment information.


So does U Chicago..

The application fee is $75 (US funds only), and may be paid by credit card. Alternatively, you may pay by check or money order made payable to: The University of Chicago Law School. The check or money order should be included with your signed Certification Letter. We will extend application fee waivers only for those applicants granted a fee waiver from LSAC.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:50 am

I have a fee waiver from W&M, but when I went to begin my application on LSAC it didn't pop up as having been waved ... HELP?!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby wired » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:19 pm

missvik218 wrote:I have a fee waiver from W&M, but when I went to begin my application on LSAC it didn't pop up as having been waved ... HELP?!



I asked that same question (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=80436). The fee waiver should hit once you are ready to submit the application and check out.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:46 pm

wired wrote:
missvik218 wrote:I have a fee waiver from W&M, but when I went to begin my application on LSAC it didn't pop up as having been waved ... HELP?!



I asked that same question (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=80436). The fee waiver should hit once you are ready to submit the application and check out.

Thank you!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby emtuoh » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:30 pm

missvik218 wrote:I have a fee waiver from W&M, but when I went to begin my application on LSAC it didn't pop up as having been waved ... HELP?!



Same for me. I got an e-mail on July 26th. I'm sure it will come through after you've submitted your app.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby humdrum » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:53 pm

sorry if this question has been asked. what happens if you apply to a school early, then get a fee waiver? are you f-ed or do you get refunded for what you've already paid?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby tintin » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:41 am

has anyone successfully obtained a fee waiver from g-town by emailing and asking for it?

also, does anyone have some kind of sample email for this purpose? I'm a little unsure of what to say. "gimme a fee waiver cuz lsac didn't and i'm poor" just doesn't seem right somehow...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby lz06 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:03 am

tintin wrote:has anyone successfully obtained a fee waiver from g-town by emailing and asking for it?

also, does anyone have some kind of sample email for this purpose? I'm a little unsure of what to say. "gimme a fee waiver cuz lsac didn't and i'm poor" just doesn't seem right somehow...


I haven't done it yet but I plan on sending e-mails in September if I don't get the fee waivers that I want. I would just mention your scores, say that you think you are qualified but the app process has been expensive etc. The worst they can do is just say is no.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:46 am

humdrum wrote:sorry if this question has been asked. what happens if you apply to a school early, then get a fee waiver? are you f-ed or do you get refunded for what you've already paid?


certainly you are f-ed. the entire purpose of fee waivers (from the school's point of view) is to encourage more applications. if they've already got an application from you there's no reason at all for them to offer you a waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby lz06 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:10 pm

Finally another fee waiver. I just got George Washington, e-mail

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby toolshed » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:17 pm

lz06 wrote:
tintin wrote:has anyone successfully obtained a fee waiver from g-town by emailing and asking for it?

also, does anyone have some kind of sample email for this purpose? I'm a little unsure of what to say. "gimme a fee waiver cuz lsac didn't and i'm poor" just doesn't seem right somehow...


I haven't done it yet but I plan on sending e-mails in September if I don't get the fee waivers that I want. I would just mention your scores, say that you think you are qualified but the app process has been expensive etc. The worst they can do is just say is no.


Just FYI...I have sent several of these e-mails already, and most have outright said "no" to any fee waivers besides LSAC need based and the schools own internal need based (which is very strict on your finances, and parents IIRC). The rest have said that you have to apply for fee waiver at the time of application, and if you get denied at that time, you are just stuck with paying. I know that people from previous cycles have said that this can be successful, but I think the economy and the anticipated flux of applicants might be affecting this year.

If you get even a few, it is worth it, but I wouldn't expect much success.


Edited for additional info.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Diskette15 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:29 pm

lz06 wrote:
tintin wrote:has anyone successfully obtained a fee waiver from g-town by emailing and asking for it?

also, does anyone have some kind of sample email for this purpose? I'm a little unsure of what to say. "gimme a fee waiver cuz lsac didn't and i'm poor" just doesn't seem right somehow...


I haven't done it yet but I plan on sending e-mails in September if I don't get the fee waivers that I want. I would just mention your scores, say that you think you are qualified but the app process has been expensive etc. The worst they can do is just say is no.


I've received 2 today by doing this method. Granted, my situation is a bit more unusual seeing as I was WL at these schools with my old LSAT and now am above the 75th% with my new score. I'm most likely reapplying, so by taking 5 minutes to compose 2 emails I saved over $100! Not a bad deal.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby humdrum » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:43 pm

lz06 wrote:Finally another fee waiver. I just got George Washington, e-mail


i got an email from GW today, but it said nothing about a fee waiver. just blah blah blah...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby wired » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:48 pm

humdrum wrote:
lz06 wrote:Finally another fee waiver. I just got George Washington, e-mail


i got an email from GW today, but it said nothing about a fee waiver. just blah blah blah...



While mine didn't quite say blah, blah, blah, I did receive their email. Was really hoping for a GW fee waiver too - might be the difference between whether I apply there or not.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Slimpee » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:02 pm

humdrum wrote:
i got an email from GW today, but it said nothing about a fee waiver. just blah blah blah...


I got that same email. I was all excited to open the email, hoping to see a fee waiver, but it was just informational. Oh well...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby a.shoshana » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:06 pm

lz06 wrote:Finally another fee waiver. I just got George Washington, e-mail



So yours was ACTUALLY a fee waiver?

Cause mine, like everyone else's, was just informational...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:36 pm

humdrum wrote:
lz06 wrote:Finally another fee waiver. I just got George Washington, e-mail


i got an email from GW today, but it said nothing about a fee waiver. just blah blah blah...


Man, apparently I'm not even worthy of the blah blah blah email. :(




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