2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Miracle » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:42 pm

I’ve seen someone post the same question earlier in the thread, however I was wondering in detail how do you apply for a fee waiver. Do you email fill out a form with your numbers and then submit a request…? What is the purpose of LSAC fee waiver then? I was told if you get an LSAC fee waiver that you automatically receive fee waiver to every school? Is that true?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby thalassocrat » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:48 pm

Miracle wrote:I’ve seen someone post the same question earlier in the thread, however I was wondering in detail how do you apply for a fee waiver. Do you email fill out a form with your numbers and then submit a request…? What is the purpose of LSAC fee waiver then? I was told if you get an LSAC fee waiver that you automatically receive fee waiver to every school? Is that true?


The LSAC fee waiver is a need-based one, and pretty much all schools will also grant you a waiver based on that. (I kind of wish I'd applied for it before I took the LSAT, but at least it's covering the bulk of the costs.)

This list, if I'm not mistaken, is for merit based fee waivers. Schools send them out if you do well enough on the LSAT.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby thalassocrat » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:57 pm

Also, some additional fee waiver dates (forgive me if these were posted earlier in the thread, they're not on the main list yet so I didn't see):

Tulane - email (9/21/09)
Cardozo - email (9/21/09)
University of St Thomas - email (9/24/09)
UCLA - email (9/14/09)
U of Iowa - email (9/14/09)

Also, even though I can't wait to get out of here, kind of upset South Carolina didn't offer me a fee waiver. Just on principle.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby keg411 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:31 pm

monicaggon wrote:
roadkilllaw wrote:W&L via email today


Me too, which is a joke because I have no chance of getting in...


They must be sending it to everyone. I got it to with no LSAT yet (the e-mail even said "good luck tomorrow") and a crap GPA.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Pseudonym » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:34 pm

W&L today also. It's nice to finally get a fee waiver from a school I actually want to go to!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ClemCarter » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:38 pm

Finally got Cornell today via usps.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby roadkilllaw » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:08 am

keg411 wrote:
monicaggon wrote:
roadkilllaw wrote:W&L via email today


Me too, which is a joke because I have no chance of getting in...


They must be sending it to everyone. I got it to with no LSAT yet (the e-mail even said "good luck tomorrow") and a crap GPA.


I think they may have waived the fee for everybody this cycle. I added it to my school list today and it showed a $0 app fee

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Chromakey » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:44 am

ClemCarter wrote:Finally got Cornell today via usps.



This gives me hope. I was starting to feel left out :)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby kings84_wr » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:10 am

Ive received about 4 Fee Waivers, which is kinda weird since I'm a 1l. It makes me laugh when a school that rejected me last year sends a fee waiver this year.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby emtuoh » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:04 pm

Just got Temple via e-mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ClemCarter » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:18 pm

emtuoh wrote:Just got Temple via e-mail.


+1. They sent me one last year too.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:21 pm

ClemCarter wrote:
emtuoh wrote:Just got Temple via e-mail.


+1. They sent me one last year too.

+2 here.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Samsite » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:35 pm

I'm not having any luck figuring out if I received any hidden fee waivers.

I see that others have successfully determined, for example, if they got a University of Pennsylvania hidden fee waiver. I added that school to my list on the LSAC website and clicked on Submit Application. Of course, it let me know that a bunch of fields weren't filled in on the application and thus wouldn't let me go on. How are you guys figuring out if you got a hidden fee waiver? Are you filling out these basic required fields and then clicking on Submit Application? If it's that simple I'll go ahead and do that, I just didn't want to spend time going down the road road.

Additionally, I got a fee waiver from Columbia Law via email...but it doesn't show up on LSAC. Will it just show up when I finally submit?

I'd spend some more time clicking around but the point of this forum is to get quick advise, so....

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby capitalacq » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:37 pm

Samsite wrote:I'm not having any luck figuring out if I received any hidden fee waivers.

I see that others have successfully determined, for example, if they got a University of Pennsylvania hidden fee waiver. I added that school to my list on the LSAC website and clicked on Submit Application. Of course, it let me know that a bunch of fields weren't filled in on the application and thus wouldn't let me go on. How are you guys figuring out if you got a hidden fee waiver? Are you filling out these basic required fields and then clicking on Submit Application? If it's that simple I'll go ahead and do that, I just didn't want to spend time going down the road road.

Additionally, I got a fee waiver from Columbia Law via email...but it doesn't show up on LSAC. Will it just show up when I finally submit?

I'd spend some more time clicking around but the point of this forum is to get quick advise, so....

yes to the bolded part. Just open the app, hit save, and fill in the fields that show in the warning message it gives you

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Samsite » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:25 pm

capitalacq wrote:yes to the bolded part. Just open the app, hit save, and fill in the fields that show in the warning message it gives you


Thanks so much! Just wanted to double-check before I started filling stuff out.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:33 pm

roadkilllaw wrote:W&L via email today


+1.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby oneforship » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:40 pm

emtuoh wrote:Just got Temple via e-mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:49 pm

oneforship wrote:
emtuoh wrote:Just got Temple via e-mail.


+1

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby mavsman88 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:07 pm

Why is it that with a 161 from the February LSAT and a 3.2, that the only fee waiver I've gotten is from Temple via email today? Are my numbers not good enough to get more merit based waivers?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:08 pm

mavsman88 wrote:Why is it that with a 161 from the February LSAT and a 3.2, that the only fee waiver I've gotten is from Temple via email today? Are my numbers not good enough to get more merit based waivers?


There is no right answer to this question.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby mavsman88 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:11 pm

VoidSix wrote:
mavsman88 wrote:Why is it that with a 161 from the February LSAT and a 3.2, that the only fee waiver I've gotten is from Temple via email today? Are my numbers not good enough to get more merit based waivers?


There is no right answer to this question.



Is there something I may have not checked that would make my scores public to law schools?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:15 pm

mavsman88 wrote:Why is it that with a 161 from the February LSAT and a 3.2, that the only fee waiver I've gotten is from Temple via email today? Are my numbers not good enough to get more merit based waivers?



Start e-mailing schools and asking for them. You could score quite a few that way.



Also, where is my Temple fee waiver? :(
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:17 pm

mavsman88 wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
mavsman88 wrote:Why is it that with a 161 from the February LSAT and a 3.2, that the only fee waiver I've gotten is from Temple via email today? Are my numbers not good enough to get more merit based waivers?


There is no right answer to this question.



Is there something I may have not checked that would make my scores public to law schools?


Make sure you're signed up for CRS and that your CRS profile is all filled out. I'm assuming it is if you got the one from Temple, but it couldn't hurt to double check.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby mavsman88 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:34 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
mavsman88 wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
mavsman88 wrote:Why is it that with a 161 from the February LSAT and a 3.2, that the only fee waiver I've gotten is from Temple via email today? Are my numbers not good enough to get more merit based waivers?


There is no right answer to this question.



Is there something I may have not checked that would make my scores public to law schools?


Make sure you're signed up for CRS and that your CRS profile is all filled out. I'm assuming it is if you got the one from Temple, but it couldn't hurt to double check.


I just signed up for it about a week ago. Does that mean I missed out on my shot to get fee waivers from those schools who sent them out in July?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby FuriousE » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:30 pm

more likely it means you missed out on that wave of waivers and you may get one whe the next batch is sent (probably after they get oct lsat scores)




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