LSAC fee waiver...advice please

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LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby 313D313 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:58 pm

I am a dependent and my parents' income combined is about 65k for the year. However we are a family of 9. I am currently not working but i was working earlier this year (stopped for LSAT study) and throughout 2009. My income for all of 2009 was less than 8000.

Will LSAC approve me for a LSAC waiver?
Can i register for the OCT LSAT date, pay, and still try to get the LSAC waiver?

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby 313D313 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:09 pm

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby Deuce » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:11 pm

You will definitely be initially rejected and would have to appeal. In the appeal you have to submit your taxes, your parents' taxes, and then an addendum explaining why you would have trouble paying the fees (family of 9, etc.) However, $65k is going to be hard to claim you truly can't cover some fees...

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby 313D313 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:09 pm

anybody else?

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby vespertiliovir » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:10 pm

Agree with above poster: it's going to be almost impossible for you to get an LSAC fee waiver. Sorry :(

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby gdane » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:46 pm

Yup. I'm also going to agree with what the people above said. I received a fee waiver, but that was after an appeal. My father, the sole earner in our family of four, made roughly $38,000 last year and I made about $7500. I faxed our tax information and let LSAC know that my father pays a home mortgage of roughly $1200 a month, that I was unemployed, that I had student loans that were due and that more than likely my father was going to file for chapter 13 bankruptcy. I got the fee waiver about 2 weeks after submitting the documentation.

Try the appeal, but dont expect too much. Theres a difference between needing a fee waiver because you and your parents dont have the money for law school application expenses and just not wanting to pay.

Good luck!

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby 313D313 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:28 pm

gdane5 wrote:Yup. I'm also going to agree with what the people above said. I received a fee waiver, but that was after an appeal. My father, the sole earner in our family of four, made roughly $38,000 last year and I made about $7500. I faxed our tax information and let LSAC know that my father pays a home mortgage of roughly $1200 a month, that I was unemployed, that I had student loans that were due and that more than likely my father was going to file for chapter 13 bankruptcy. I got the fee waiver about 2 weeks after submitting the documentation.

Try the appeal, but dont expect too much. Theres a difference between needing a fee waiver because you and your parents dont have the money for law school application expenses and just not wanting to pay.

Good luck!


Its not about me not wanting to pay, its about me not being able to pay. My parents make 65k before taxes and we are a family of 9 with 3 college students. You rceived a fee waiver and your father's income was about half of my parents' income and you are a family of four so its almost the same i think. I also have 20,000 in undergrad school loans.

I do agree with you though that i will probably be denied and have to resort to an appeal.

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:08 am

LSAC fee waivers can be a little ridiculous. I'm in the Peace Corps making less than 200 USD a month. They denied my application and then my appeal because I had a few hundred dollars in the bank- which I needed to buy a plane ticket to go to the closest country where the LSAT is given. I explained all this in the appeal, and I was still denied, and now I'm really up a creek.

I mean, it's not a major hassle, so give it a go, but don't get your hopes up.

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Re: LSAC fee waiver...advice please

Postby thalassocrat » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:17 am

Hmmm. I think the only way to know for sure is to go ahead and apply. It tells you automatically if you're conditionally approved (contingent upon receiving tax forms that match what you said) or not. Also PMed you.




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