2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Pankun » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:35 am

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


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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:47 am

GargamelITT wrote:
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.


:? That is horrible. I don't even get why they would feel the need to lie. How hard is "No, you don't qualify," or "No, we couldn't pay our hardworking admissions staff if we waived everyone's fees," or "It screws with our process to do that on request, wait and see"?

I dunno, maybe multiple administrative staff are in charge of answering admissions e-mails, and there is a lack of proper communication among them. Or they have temps that haven't been fully trained yet? I just can't believe they'd intentionally lie...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GMVarun » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:28 am

I just noticed that it said that "University of Chicago students do not need to pay application fee." (for UChicago Law) Yesss, finally paying all this money for my UG degree pays off.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Reinhardt » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:35 am

I requested one from Chicago, and they said the same thing about how they discontinued merit waivers two years ago. I haven't applied yet, but now I'm half expecting a hidden waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby lz06 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:48 am

hell yeah Chicago waiver!! All I'm waiting for now is Penn and Columbia

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:20 am

Do you only see a hidden waiver when you actually go to pay? Like, do I have to submit everything before I see if it's hidden? Because I was sort of up in the air on whether or not to apply to Chicago, so it'd be nice to know.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby alexyoshi » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:25 am

GargamelITT wrote:
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.


yeah, they gave me one last year.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby natalie123 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:28 am

does the chicago one show up when you go to the screen where you choose early or regular decision? because mine still lists the application fee there. or, do i have to go all the way to checkout? tia

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jasonportwood » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:31 am

hooray - just checked and I have one of the hidden fee waivers to NYU (my top choice). I was surprised, since my LSAT isn't even at their median. They must be feeling generous this year...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:38 am

I beg of you, tell me how to see if I have a hidden waiver. ;)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:46 am

VoidSix wrote:I beg of you, tell me how to see if I have a hidden waiver. ;)


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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby somethingclever » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:48 am

Anyone heard anything from Gtown? Do they give waivers? Anyone asked?

Gracias.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby somethingclever » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:49 am

23fulltimecowboys wrote:
VoidSix wrote:I beg of you, tell me how to see if I have a hidden waiver. ;)


+1


It was discussed on page 18-20ish I think of this thread.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jasonportwood » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:54 am

VoidSix wrote:I beg of you, tell me how to see if I have a hidden waiver. ;)



I think this has been posted before, but in step-by-step form, now that I have successfully done it once:

1. Decide to apply to law school, register for LSAC's CRS, and make this your new favorite web site.
2. Start an application for selected school on said LSAC website.
3. Complete the "Primary Application" form.
4. Click "Submit Application."
5. Click "Preview" button to load a PDF that allows you to continue the process.
6. Once you are able, click "Continue."
7. A website will load, telling you either to select a payment method or that your fee has been waived through CRS.

Voila!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Reinhardt » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:26 am

You don't actually need to complete the primary application.

Just open it up and save it while it's still blank. If there are stars next to some parts of the form, I'm guessing those are required. Some schools have a lot of stars, like Penn, and some have none, like UCLA.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kretzy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:44 am

lz06 wrote:hell yeah Chicago waiver!! All I'm waiting for now is Penn and Columbia


Chicago for me as well this morning. If Penn pulls through, that means only 4 app fees. Thank god, I really want to apply to this many schools (15) but don't have $1000. I do have $300 though.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:30 pm

Booyakasha. I got Chicago.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:33 pm

so, if i'm seeing this page

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it means i didn't get a waiver, correct?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:43 pm

correct

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Legacy316 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:44 pm

it means i didn't get a waiver, correct?


Not yet at least.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:46 pm

Legacy316 wrote:
it means i didn't get a waiver, correct?


Not yet at least.


bummer...me neither.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ClemCarter » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:48 pm

gahthelaw wrote:
Legacy316 wrote:
it means i didn't get a waiver, correct?


Not yet at least.


bummer...me neither.



I have this totally unfounded theory that they are only giving them to people currently in undergrad.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:51 pm

ClemCarter wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
Legacy316 wrote:
it means i didn't get a waiver, correct?


Not yet at least.


bummer...me neither.



I have this totally unfounded theory that they are only giving them to people currently in undergrad.


fwiw, i'm in UG and didn't get one. and my numbers aren't at fault

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:53 pm

ugh, i made a whoopsie. i just checked the email i got back from them a few weeks ago, buried in my deleted inbox. i found the wording a little tricky for some reason and misread it, they actually didn't lie to me at all.

i've said earlier in this thread that they told me they discontinued giving merit-based waivers a few years ago, but they actually didn't say that. they replied saying that they discontinued accepting requests for them. i misinterpreted this, because they still left open the possibility of granting them automatically.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Reinhardt » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:21 pm

GargamelITT wrote:ugh, i made a whoopsie. i just checked the email i got back from them a few weeks ago, buried in my deleted inbox. i found the wording a little tricky for some reason and misread it, they actually didn't lie to me at all.

i've said earlier in this thread that they told me they discontinued giving merit-based waivers a few years ago, but they actually didn't say that. they replied saying that they discontinued accepting requests for them. i misinterpreted this, because they still left open the possibility of granting them automatically.


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