2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby rx3r » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:02 pm

UT Law - 9/9/09

Interestingly, it seems to only apply if your application is in before Nov. 1.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby FuriousE » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:26 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Oh crap, I just realized that this whole time it was indicating on LSAC that I was planning on matriculating to schools in '09. :oops:


Don't feel bad. I checked yesterday and mine indicated that I had no intention of applying EVER.

Switched that.


shit, same thing--thanks guys

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby natalie123 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:31 pm

got texas today, too

whoever was asking about the cornell waiver, i got it and i am at 4.0/169

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:32 pm

university of georgia this morning. also, more spam from UIUC and suffolk

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby iminlstrick » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:34 pm

FuriousE wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Oh crap, I just realized that this whole time it was indicating on LSAC that I was planning on matriculating to schools in '09. :oops:


Don't feel bad. I checked yesterday and mine indicated that I had no intention of applying EVER.

Switched that.


shit, same thing--thanks guys


Wait, how do you check this? Is it just the what year you plan on enrolling?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:44 pm

I think my life on fee waivers is done. The only ones that I could receive now that would make me apply to schools I'm not already applying to are Penn and Georgetown.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby FuriousE » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:51 pm

iminlstrick wrote:
FuriousE wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Oh crap, I just realized that this whole time it was indicating on LSAC that I was planning on matriculating to schools in '09. :oops:


Don't feel bad. I checked yesterday and mine indicated that I had no intention of applying EVER.

Switched that.


shit, same thing--thanks guys


Wait, how do you check this? Is it just the what year you plan on enrolling?


its in the crs settings; there is a ques asking about when you plan to enroll

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby LSATfromNC » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:43 pm

More spam from ND yet no waiver....:(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby natalie123 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:52 pm

Went to pitch the envelope from Michigan and found the fee waiver inside, in a separate letter. Doh! Glad I didn't email them asking for one, at least.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:17 pm

I requested one from Cardozo and got this email back:

Thank you for your email and interest in Cardozo School of Law.
Financial Need Fee Waiver:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee for financial hardship. The request
should be accompanied by one of the following: (a) a copy of your most
recent income tax return, (b) a copy of an approved fee waiver from the
Law School Admission Council, or (c) a letter from your undergraduate
financial aid office describing the financial aid you are receiving or
received while you attended. Once we receive your documents you will
receive an email response.

Merit Based Fee waivers:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee based on Merit. Please include your GPA,
college or university attended and latest LSAT score and date. Once we
receive your documents you will receive an email response.


Am I reading this right? They want me to apply for a fee waiver... as I apply? Am I not then essentially applying for a refund?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby iminlstrick » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:21 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:I requested one from Cardozo and got this email back:

Thank you for your email and interest in Cardozo School of Law.
Financial Need Fee Waiver:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee for financial hardship. The request
should be accompanied by one of the following: (a) a copy of your most
recent income tax return, (b) a copy of an approved fee waiver from the
Law School Admission Council, or (c) a letter from your undergraduate
financial aid office describing the financial aid you are receiving or
received while you attended. Once we receive your documents you will
receive an email response.

Merit Based Fee waivers:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee based on Merit. Please include your GPA,
college or university attended and latest LSAT score and date. Once we
receive your documents you will receive an email response.


Am I reading this right? They want me to apply for a fee waiver... as I apply? Am I not then essentially applying for a refund?


It seems likely that you are. "A written request with the application..." huh? That's new (to me anyway).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:24 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:I requested one from Cardozo and got this email back:

Thank you for your email and interest in Cardozo School of Law.
Financial Need Fee Waiver:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee for financial hardship. The request
should be accompanied by one of the following: (a) a copy of your most
recent income tax return, (b) a copy of an approved fee waiver from the
Law School Admission Council, or (c) a letter from your undergraduate
financial aid office describing the financial aid you are receiving or
received while you attended. Once we receive your documents you will
receive an email response.

Merit Based Fee waivers:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee based on Merit. Please include your GPA,
college or university attended and latest LSAT score and date. Once we
receive your documents you will receive an email response.


Am I reading this right? They want me to apply for a fee waiver... as I apply? Am I not then essentially applying for a refund?


The real question is why are you applying to Cardozo with your phenomenal LSAT score?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:27 pm

babaghanouj wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:I requested one from Cardozo and got this email back:

Thank you for your email and interest in Cardozo School of Law.
Financial Need Fee Waiver:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee for financial hardship. The request
should be accompanied by one of the following: (a) a copy of your most
recent income tax return, (b) a copy of an approved fee waiver from the
Law School Admission Council, or (c) a letter from your undergraduate
financial aid office describing the financial aid you are receiving or
received while you attended. Once we receive your documents you will
receive an email response.

Merit Based Fee waivers:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee based on Merit. Please include your GPA,
college or university attended and latest LSAT score and date. Once we
receive your documents you will receive an email response.


Am I reading this right? They want me to apply for a fee waiver... as I apply? Am I not then essentially applying for a refund?


The real question is why are you applying to Cardozo with your phenomenal LSAT score?


+1 Beat me to it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kretzy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:37 pm

UT-Austin by email, UCLA and NYU via hidden LSAC waiver. Not a bad day.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby emtuoh » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:39 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:I requested one from Cardozo and got this email back:

Thank you for your email and interest in Cardozo School of Law.
Financial Need Fee Waiver:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee for financial hardship. The request
should be accompanied by one of the following: (a) a copy of your most
recent income tax return, (b) a copy of an approved fee waiver from the
Law School Admission Council, or (c) a letter from your undergraduate
financial aid office describing the financial aid you are receiving or
received while you attended. Once we receive your documents you will
receive an email response.

Merit Based Fee waivers:
Applicants must submit a written request with the application to obtain a
waiver of the $70 application fee based on Merit. Please include your GPA,
college or university attended and latest LSAT score and date. Once we
receive your documents you will receive an email response.


Am I reading this right? They want me to apply for a fee waiver... as I apply? Am I not then essentially applying for a refund?


That's odd, because I sent them an e-mail and got this response:

Hello,
Thank you for your email. We will begin to grant fee waivers after
September 7th, Labor Day for 2010 terms. You will then receive an email
confirmation whether or not you were granted a fee waiver from Cardozo
School of Law. Please contact us with any further questions.
Thank you.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby oneforship » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:37 pm

natalie123 wrote:Went to pitch the envelope from Michigan and found the fee waiver inside, in a separate letter. Doh! Glad I didn't email them asking for one, at least.


Will be checking my Mich. envelope as soon as I get home...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby nparker » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:04 pm

Does anyone know if UCLA just posted their hidden fee waivers yesterday or today? I ask because I applied early yesterday morning and didn't have a fee waiver and yet people with numbers similar to mine seem to be getting them today, despite no mention of a UCLA fee waiver before today.

I suppose my question boils down to: did anyone who applied to UCLA (or checked for a hidden fee waiver) before yesterday/early yesterday have a fee waiver?

It'd be nice to get that $75 back, but even if I don't I'd be interested to see if they decided my numbers weren't good enough for a waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:12 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:

The real question is why are you applying to Cardozo with your phenomenal LSAT score?


+1 Beat me to it.


:oops: Well, I was considering applying because I want NYC, and I thought there might be a chance that my uncompleted graduate degree and sub-summa GPA could shut me out of my top choices. Of course, the Cardozo scenario also involves Fordham rejecting me, so yeah, you guys are probably right... not being entirely realistic. (You'll be happy to know I've at least knocked Temple off my list. Baby steps.)

I'm also not sure how I feel about this "apply for a fee waiver after paying said fee" thing. I guess the school has every right to deter insincere applicants, but at the same time, I think there is at least some overlap between "I might go to this school if admitted and would be happy to do so" and "I don't know if I can spare $70 that I might not get back to apply to this school."

In other news, BU and GWU waived promptly on request.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:18 pm

emtuoh wrote:That's odd, because I sent them an e-mail and got this response:

Hello,
Thank you for your email. We will begin to grant fee waivers after
September 7th, Labor Day for 2010 terms. You will then receive an email
confirmation whether or not you were granted a fee waiver from Cardozo
School of Law. Please contact us with any further questions.
Thank you.


:cry:
That is weird, though. Didn't GWU give people two different stories, too?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:31 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
emtuoh wrote:That's odd, because I sent them an e-mail and got this response:

Hello,
Thank you for your email. We will begin to grant fee waivers after
September 7th, Labor Day for 2010 terms. You will then receive an email
confirmation whether or not you were granted a fee waiver from Cardozo
School of Law. Please contact us with any further questions.
Thank you.


:cry:
That is weird, though. Didn't GWU give people two different stories, too?


Yes, they explicitly told me they didn't offer merit based fee waivers.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Legacy316 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:01 pm

NYU and UT!!! Woo-hoo!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Legacy316 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:30 pm

Anyone know what's up with Penn?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Legacy316 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:36 pm

Just saw I got Chicago too (hidden).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:12 am

Legacy316 wrote:Just saw I got Chicago too (hidden).


Based on your posts ITT, I don't like you.

Maybe after the Sept LSAT I'll get some love? :(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:07 am

Legacy316 wrote:Just saw I got Chicago too (hidden).


wow wtf. this means they straight up lied out their asses to me. i was 100% told they discontinued giving merit-based waivers a few years ago.

edit: sorry, looked again and i totally misread the email. they told me they stopped accepting requests for waivers, not that they stopped giving them out altogether
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