Winston1984 wrote: AT9 wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:Were you guys successful in soliciting a merit based fee waiver?
No, which is why I'm not checking in as an applicant in this thread
My numbers are at/above their 75ths but they only gave me a need based waiver request form. I'm not sure that they do merit based waivers.
Same thing happened to me (we have similar numbers too) I went ahead and applied anyway. I know that app fees are high, but the way I see it, even if you decide it isn't the school for you, you don't want to wonder what if. Not to mention it can only help to have more offers in hand with scholarship negotiations.
My thought exactly. When I applied for undergrad I put in about a dozen applications, and blew off one really good school (Brandeis) because they were dicking me around for parent finical info when I'd been financially independent for 4 years and they weren't going to give me a dollar.
To further the point: if you've gone to a good school, chances are its cost you 100k-200k (not including grants/rich daddies), and the sticker price for your law school with attending costs (food, housing, etc. for three years again), and you're in a tiddly about an application fee up to $75? :/ I spent the better part of a thousand in ug apps, and don't regret it. You shouldn't either when your total education, undergrad and grad, has a sticker price of over a quarter million.