Fee Waivers

Application for Fee Waivers for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

In order to gain admission to Law School you must take the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) prior to sending out applications to your desired schools.

Most students do not realize it, but virtually all law school applicants are eligible to take the LSAT for free.  The reason for this is most law school applicants are unemployed having just completed an undergraduate degree.

New federal laws have made it possible for these students to be eligible for fee waivers.  However, you must keep in mind the Law School Admission Council only allows you to waive the fee for the LSAT twice in a 2-year period.

If you're interested, the following are links forms that you must fill out to determine your eligibility for a fee waiver: (Fee Waiver Form, Fee Waiver Checklist, Fee Waiver Form Instructions, Fee Waiver Non-filer's Statement Form).

Fee Waivers for Law School Applications

Taken the LSAT? Satisfied with your score? Then it's now time to apply to the law schools you are interested in attending.  Like the LSAT, applications to law school can be very expensive.  Typically, an application to a law school costs $40-85.

Some law schools offer fee waivers for applicants when they apply to a law school on the school's official website or offer financial fee waivers and merit based fee waivers. The Law School applicant can apply for a financial fee waiver when he can't afford the costs generally incurred during the application process.

A merit based fee waiver is usually given to students who have maintained an excellent GPA throughout their undergraduate career. Also students with excellent LSAT scores can earn merit based fee waivers. Students who have both an outstanding undergraduate GPA and LSAT score are most likely to earn a merit based fee waiver.

Most schools do not specify what GPA or LSAT score you must obtain to earn a merit based fee waiver.  The best thing to do if you're interested in a merit-based fee waiver is e-mail the school to inform them of your interest.  The school may waive the application fee just because you've shown interest in attending their school.

Click here for a list of schools that provide merit-based fee waivers. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1161865/_getting_application_fee_waivers_for.html

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