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We created this spreadsheet for the UH Manoa Pre-Law Advising Center.
- Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Hawai'i at Manoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
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|Applicants: Please contact individual law schools for the most accurate information.|
|LSAC Fee Waiver Program||"The ability to pay for the LSAT and CAS is the only factor considered in the request for an LSAC waiver. Because of the rigorous financial standards applied in the LSAC fee waiver process, some law schools waive their application fees to those who receive it."||http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/fee-waivers.asp||9/24/2014|
|Law School||Teach for America Fee Waiver||Application Fee Waiver Information||Law School Website||Accessed|
|Akron School of Law||"Apply Online Free!"||http://www.uakron.edu/law/admissions/||9/24/2014|
|Albany Law School||Transfer students can apply online with no application fee required.||http://www.albanylaw.edu/admissions/apply/Pages/transfers.aspx||9/24/2014|
|American University Washington College of Law||"American University Washington College of Law has waived the application fee for all applications submitted by the December 31, 2014."||http://www.wcl.american.edu/admiss/faq.cfm||9/24/2014|
|Appalachian School of Law||"ASL application fee is waived for 2014 enrollment."||http://www.asl.edu/Admissions/Apply.html||9/24/2014|
|Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||TFA||Not Found|
"Application fee waived for corps members and alumni"
|Ave Maria School of Law||"Currently the application fee for the Summer/Fall 2015 Entering Class is waived if you apply online."||http://www.avemarialaw.edu/Admissions/FAQ||9/24/2014|
|Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law||Not Found||https://www.barry.edu/law/future-students/admissions/||9/24/2014|
|Baylor University Law School||"Baylor Law School's application fee is waived if you apply online."||http://www.baylor.edu/law/ps/index.php?id=74797||9/24/2014|
|Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law — Yeshiva University.||"Applicants may submit a request to waive the $75 application fee due to financial hardship. Cardozo will automatically waive the application fee for applicants who have been granted fee waivers through LSAC. Alternatively, you should provide proof of need by sending a letter from your college's financial aid office, or a copy of your most recent income tax return, directly to the Office of Admissions."||http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/admissions/jd-admissions/apply-jd||9/24/2014|
|Boalt Hall - University of California, Berkeley||TFA||"Fee waivers also are available to applicants who can provide documentation that they are current or recently-separated (within last calendar year) participants in public service programs (i.e., Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps), participants in a PPIA program, or active or recently-separated members of the military. Click here to access the application form. Submit the form with proof of your participation in a public service program or the military.|
The deadline to submit a fee waiver application is the end of business on January 12. Applicants who do not receive a waiver or who miss the deadline must pay the fee. "
|Boston College Law School||Not Found||http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/admission/faq.html||9/24/2014|
|Boston University School of Law||TFA||"f you have received a need-based fee waiver from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), you will automatically receive an application fee waiver when you apply to Boston University School of Law. |
To request a BU Law need-based fee waiver, e-mail us at email@example.com with the following information. If you are a registered student, please include a copy of your current year's financial aid award letter which includes budget and award. If you are not currently a student, please e-mail a letter stating your financial situation and include documentation. Please include your LSAC number with your e-mail request.
It is our policy to grant fee waivers to applicants who are currently in public service programs such as Teach for America, Peace Corps, Americorps/VISTA, or the U.S. Armed Forces. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter verifying your participation. Please include your LSAC number with your e-mail request.
BU Law offers select candidates merit-based fee waivers through the LSAC Candidate Referral Service (CRS). A fee waiver can only be granted prior to submitting your application"
|Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School||"We offer application fee waivers for interested students we meet at law |
fairs, forums, and other prelaw events. We also offer fee waivers to
those interested students with a 163 LSAT score and 3.75 GPA who contact
us independently. If you do not meet these guidelines and still feel a
fee waiver may be appropriate, we are happy to discuss your individual
circumstances. Please email us at email@example.com."
|Brooklyn Law School||"Brooklyn Law School does not charge an admission application fee."||http://www.brooklaw.edu/Admissions/apply/howtoapply.aspx?||9/24/2014|
|California Western School of Law||There is no application fee.||http://www.cwsl.edu/main/default.asp?nav=admissions.asp&body=admissions/application.asp||9/24/2014|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||"The application fee for Fall 2015 has not yet been determined. "||http://law.campbell.edu/page.cfm?id=201&n=instructions||9/24/2014|
|Capital University Law School||"Complete the online application and submit the $40 application fee. Apply on or before February 1 and your application fee will be waived automatically. "||http://law.capital.edu/JD_Application_Instructions/||9/24/2014|
|Case Western Reserve University School of Law||" We waive the application fee if you apply online."||http://law.case.edu/Admissions/Apply.aspx||9/24/2014|
|Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law||"This year we will be waiving all of our application fees for applicants who apply online through the LSAC service before March 16, 2014."||http://www.law.edu/admissions/faqs.cfm##feewaiver||9/24/2014|
|Chapman University School of Law||"If you are interested in obtaining a fee waiver, please submit a written statement outlining your request and financial circumstances summarizing your monthly expenses via fax to 888-289-5033....|
If you have obtained a fee waiver from LSAC, the application fee is automatically waived upon completion of your application.
|Charleston School of Law||"$50 application fee is waived for those who apply prior to Dec. 31. After that date, applicants will be charged the $50 application fee."||http://charlestonlaw.edu/Prospective-Students/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx||9/24/2014|
|Charlotte School of Law||"A $50.00 application fee applies to re-applicants only."||http://www.charlottelaw.edu/admissions/what-you-need-know||9/24/2014|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law||"The application fee is automatically waived for all 2014 J.D. applicants - See more at: http://ask.kentlaw.edu/index.jsp#sthash.mKB4Qbhu.dpuf"||http://ask.kentlaw.edu/index.jsp||9/24/2014|
|City University of New York School of Law at Queens College||Not Found||http://www.law.cuny.edu/admissions/prospective.html||9/24/2014|
|Cleveland State University Cleveland - Marshall College of Law||"There is no application fee for applications submitted electronically. "||https://www.law.csuohio.edu/applytoday/howtoapply||9/24/2014|
|Columbia University Law School||"The $85 application fee is rarely waived, and only waived in extenuating circumstances. If you would like to request an application fee waiver, send a detailed email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your reasons for requesting the waiver. "||http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/graduate-legal-studies/llm-program/frequently-asked-questions||9/24/2014|
|Cornell University Law School||TFA||"We will consider a need-based waiver of the fee upon receipt of the following information:|
If you are a registered student, a copy of your most recent financial aid award notice showing both budget and award
If you are not a student, a letter detailing your financial situation (e.g. employment, assets, etc.)
If you were granted a fee waiver from LSAC, the fee will be automatically waived when you apply using the LSAC electronic application.
We will consider your request for a merit-based fee waiver if you are registered with the LSAC Candidate Referral Service. "
"If you were or currently are a participant of Teach for America, please email us a copy of a letter verifying your participation."
|Creighton University School of Law||"The application fee is $50. If you apply through LSAC, the fee will be waived until March 1."||http://law.creighton.edu/future-students/apply||9/24/2014|
|DePaul College of Law||"The application fee is waived for all first-year online applicants to the JD program."||http://www.law.depaul.edu/admission/jd/apply.asp||9/24/2014|
|Drake University Law School||The $50 application fee is waived for|
electronic applications. ."Simply “request a fee waiver” during the online application process."
|Drexel University Earle Macke School of Law||There is no fee to apply to the Earle Mack School of Law.|
"Application Fee: $0."
|Duke University School of Law||"We provide a need-based fee waiver for applicants who have a waiver for the LSAT, and consider need-based request from other applicants. We also extend merit-based fee waivers based on the results of periodic searches of the LSAC's Candidate Referral Service. "||http://law.duke.edu/admis/faq#fee||9/24/2014|
|Duquesne University School of Law||"There is NO application fee to apply to Duquesne Law for the 2014-2015 application cycle. Applicants should apply through lsac.org between September 1 and March 1"||http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/admissions||10/6/2014|
|Elon University School of Law||TFA||"From September 1st through December 31st, the application fee is waived for all applicants. To request a fee waiver after the fee waiver period has expired, an applicant must submit a letter to the admissions department detailing the reason for the request. Fee waivers will be granted only in cases of extreme financial hardship. Applicants who have received LSAT/CAS fee waivers from the Law School Admissions Council during the application cycle will automatically receive a fee waiver from Elon Law upon submitting a copy of the granted LSAC fee waiver with their application. Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps or Teach for America shall receive a fee waiver after providing proof of service along with a request for their fee to be waived."||http://www.elon.edu/e-web/law/admissions/faq.xhtml||9/24/2014|
|Emory University School of Law||TFA||"Emory Law offers three types of fee waivers. First, we offer financial hardship fee waivers to applicants who have received a fee waiver from LSAC to take the LSAT exam. To receive a financial fee waiver, please e-mail a copy of your LSAC fee waiver to email@example.com. Second, Emory Law offers merit-based fee waivers directly to applicants through LSAC's "Candidate Referral Service." We do not grant merit-based fee waivers upon request. Third, Teach for America participants and alumni also are eligible for fee waivers by sending proper documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. "||http://www.law.emory.edu/admission/admission-faqs/application-procedures.html|
|Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law||Not Found||http://www.faulkner.edu/law/||9/24/2014|
|Florida A&M University College of Law||"Additionally, the application fee is waived for applicants who have received current fee waivers from the Law School Admission Council."||http://law.famu.edu/go.cfm/do/Page.View/pid/10/t/Applying-to-the-College-of-Law||9/24/2014|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||"Apply Online Today - Waived Application Fee"||https://www.fcsl.edu/apply||9/24/2014|
|Florida International University Law||Not Found||http://law.fiu.edu/prospective-students/||9/24/2014|
|Florida State University College of Law||"We accept LSAC fee waivers for the application fee only.|
Exceptions are former Summer for Undergraduate participants and FSU Honors Legal Scholars members. These applicants should contact admissions BEFORE applying to obtain the fee waiver code."
|Fordham University School of Law||"In order to apply for a need based fee waiver, please fill out the Fee Waiver Application. In addition to the form, please include a copy of one of the following documents:|
Pell Award Letter
Most Recent W-2
Current Pay Stub"
|Franklin Pierce Law Center||"There is no fee to apply for the JD program."||http://law.unh.edu/apply/checklist.php||9/24/2014|
|George Mason University School of Law||“George Mason Law has waived the application fee for first-year JD applicants.”||http://www.law.gmu.edu/admissions/howtoapply/how_apply_jd||9/24/2014|
|George Washington University Law School||TFA||"Application fee waivers can be obtained by LSAC."|
|Georgetown Law Center||TFA||"Fee waivers will be automatically granted to those who receive a need-based fee waiver through LSAC. Transfer and visitor applicants are not eligible for fee waiver, nor are applicants who received a fee waiver in a previous admissions cycle. Georgetown Law is currently accepting need-based application fee waivers for Fall 2015. The deadline to apply for a need-based application fee waiver for Fall 2015 is February 1st."|
"Georgetown Law also grants fee waivers for U.S. military veterans and service members, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, active Teach For America corps members and alumni/ae, and Truman Scholars upon submitting the requisite supporting documents."
|Georgia State University Colege of Law||Not Found||http://law.gsu.edu/admissions/3180.html||9/24/2014|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Not Found||http://law.ggu.edu/admissions/application-requirements||9/24/2014|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||TFA||"Alumni Application Fee Waiver- We would like to offer this application fee waiver to one prospective law student of your choosing per application cycle."||http://www.zagsonline.org/s/829/law/index.aspx?sid=829&gid=2&pgid=804||9/24/2014|
|Hamline University School of Law||Not Found||http://law.hamline.edu/applying/||9/24/2014|
|Harvard University Law School||"If payment of the application fee would pose a severe financial hardship, you should first apply for a fee waiver through LSAC. |
If you were denied an LSAT/CAS fee waiver on the basis of financial need in the twelve months prior to applying to the J.D. Program at Harvard Law School, you may complete the Harvard Law School Fee Waiver Request Form. Please request a Fee Waiver Request Form by email at email@example.com with the subject line of "Fee Waiver Request Form. Application fees are waived on the basis of financial need as demonstrated by information on this form. No application for admission will be considered before the application fee has been paid or a fee waiver has been granted. If LSAC has granted you an LSAT/LSAC's Credential Assembly Service fee waiver and you apply electronically to Harvard, your Harvard application fee will be waived."
|Hofstra University, School of Law||"No application fee required."||http://law.hofstra.edu/admissions/jdprogram/howtoapply/index.html||9/24/2014|
|Howard University School of Law||"No need based fee waivers will be granted if the applicant does not submit a written statement expressing the need for the waiver and a two month budget showing income and expenses."||http://www.law.howard.edu/338||9/24/2014|
|Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law - Maurer School of Law||"To facilitate a more streamlined application process and forge an early connection with future students who maintain such close physical proximity, the Law School will waive the LSAT requirement for students maintaining an undergraduate GPA of 3.85 or better. Each applicant will also be asked to interview with the Law School's Admissions Office. The application fee will be waived for students applying through this program."||http://www.law.indiana.edu/degrees/jd/apply/index.shtml||9/24/2014|
|Indiana University, Indianapolis School of Law||Not Found||http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/admissions/jd/prepare-application/index.html||9/24/2014|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law||In Spanish||http://www.derecho.inter.edu/inter/||9/24/2014|
|John Marshall Law School||"The application fee has been waived."||http://www.jmls.edu/admission/jd/||9/24/2014|
|John Marshall Law School - Atlanta||"There is no application fee at this time for entering 1L students."||http://www.johnmarshall.edu/futurestudent/admissions-aid/faqs/||9/24/2014|
|Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law||"Please fill out the form to receive a $50 fee waiver for the J.D. application. |
We are only providing application fee waivers at this time for those applying to enter in fall 2015."
|Liberty University School of Law||Not Found||http://www.liberty.edu/law/index.cfm?PID=4042||9/24/2014|
|Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center||"Yes, LSU offers application fee waivers. You must request your fee waiver in writing. The Office of Admissions will notify you once the fee waiver is granted. You should also submit a resume’ or other supporting documentation when requesting a fee waiver."||http://www.law.lsu.edu/index.cfm?geaux=admissions.faqs||9/24/2014|
|Loyola Law School - Los Angeles||"Applicants requesting a fee waiver must use one of these options:|
Preferred Fee Waiver Option
Apply with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for a fee waiver.
Applicants who are approved for an LSAC fee waiver automatically have their Loyola application fee waived (through LSAC's online application).
Alternate Fee Waiver Option
Complete Loyola's Fee Waiver Application 2014. Submit appropriate supporting documentation with the fee waiver form. This may include a copy of your latest tax return, recent pay stubs, evidence of financial aid (if you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student), or unemployment verification."
|Loyola University - New Orleans College of Law||"*LOYOLA COLLEGE OF LAW APPLICATION FEES HAVE BEEN WAIVED FOR THE 2012-2013 APPLICATION SEASON.*"||http://law.loyno.edu/apply-now||9/24/2014||This site has not been updated for the current application cycle.|
|Loyola University-Chicago School of Law||TFA||"There is no application fee for Loyola University Chicago School of Law. See Applying as a New Student"|
"Waives application fee for corps members and alumni"
|Marquette University Law School||"Alumni Endorsed Fee Waiver"||http://law.marquette.edu/marquette-lawyers/alumni-endorsed-fee-waiver||9/24/2014|
|Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law||"Applicants must submit an application (no fee) electronically through LSAC."||http://law.mercer.edu/admissions/apply/||9/24/2014|
|Michigan State University College of Law||"....submit an application fee of $60 (if an applicant is unable, for financial reasons, to provide this fee, a request for a fee waiver may be directed to the College of Law Office of Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org);"||http://www.law.msu.edu/admissions/timeframe-reqs.html||9/24/2014|
|Mississippi College School of Law||"There is no application fee for those who apply online." [sic]||http://law.mc.edu/prospective-students/prospective-students/||9/24/2014|
|New England School of Law||"Need-based Application Fee Waiver|
Applicants to New England Law | Boston whose financial resources are severely limited may request a law school application fee waiver from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The sole criterion for granting a waiver is the absolute inability to pay the fee.
New England Law will automatically waive the application fee for any applicant who has been granted an LSAC fee waiver.
Please note, if you have any difficulties applying with the LSAC fee waiver, please contact the Office of Admissions for assistance. "
|New York Law School||"Complete a NYLS application. The application is FREE!"||http://www.nyls.edu/admissions/j-d-applicants/how-to-apply/||9/24/2014|
|New York University School of Law||"Applicants who have received an LSAC-approved LSAT or CAS fee waiver, will have their NYU School of Law $85 application fee automatically waived.|
Applicants who are alumni of Teach for America or the Peace Corps are eligible for an $85 application fee waiver. Teach for America, Peace Corps and US military participants should send their request for a fee waiver to email@example.com."
|North Carolina Central University School of Law||Not Found||http://law.nccu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/first-time-applicants/||9/24/2014|
|Northeastern University School of Law||TFA||"If you have |
been granted a fee waiver through LSAC, we will automatically waive your application fee. "
"Waives application fee for Teach For America corps members and peace corps."
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||"Yes, as of Monday, February 11, 2013, NIU Law will waive the application fee for those students applying to start the first year of the J.D. |
program in Fall 2013. The application fee for NIU Law is normally $50. As you complete your application to NIU Law via the Law School Admission Council's website, the NIU Law application fee will be automatically waived. "
|Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law||Not Found||http://chaselaw.nku.edu/||9/24/2014|
|Northwestern University School of Law||"We are offering application fee waivers to all JD applicants who submit an application from September 15, 2014 to November 30, 2014."||http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/faq/faqjd.html||9/24/2014|
|Notre Dame Law School||"An applicant for admission to the Notre Dame Law School who DOES NOT obtain a fee waiver from LSAC may request a need-based fee waiver directly from Notre Dame...Notre Dame will grant a fee waiver to any candidate who has been granted a fee waiver by LSAC. Note: this type of fee waiver is applicable to most law schools."|
NOTE: Notre Dame also has its own application (it's the same as
the LSAC app, just hosted on their website) and it comes with an automatic
fee waiver. You can find it here: http://law.nd.edu/admissions/apply-now-j-d/.
|Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center||"Candidates who receive a fee waiver from LSAC for the LSAT and their |
services automatically receive an application fee waiver from Shepard
Broad Law Center. Candidates we contact through the Candidate Referral
Service also receive an automatic fee waiver. Candidates with financial
hardship should contact our office for a Fee Waiver Request Form."
|Ohio Northern University-Claude W. Pettit College of Law||"Complete and submit ONU Law’s free online application."||http://law.onu.edu/admissions/prospective_students/applying_law_school||9/26/2014|
|Oklahoma City University School of Law||Not Found||http://law.okcu.edu/?page_id=35605||9/26/2014|
|Pace University School of Law||Not Found||http://www.law.pace.edu/||9/26/2014|
|Pacific McGeorge School of Law||"If financial need warrants, an applicant may apply for a fee waiver. "||http://www.mcgeorge.edu/Future_Students/JD_Programs/Deadlines_and_Requirements.htm http://www.mcgeorge.edu/Application_Fee_Waiver_Request.htm||9/26/2014|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Not Found||http://law.pepperdine.edu/admissions/apply/jd-application-process/||9/26/2014|
|Arizona Summit Law School||Not Found||http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/admissions/default.asp?PageID=11||9/26/2014|
|Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law — Puerto Rico||Not Found||http://spserver2008.pucpr.edu/derecho/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=58&lang=en||9/26/2014|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||"The School of Law will grant an application fee waiver for students who have receievd a fee waiver from LSAC. |
|Regent University School of Law||See form.||http://www.regent.edu/acad/schlaw/admissions/feewaiver.cfm||9/26/2014|
|Roger Williams||Alumni Referral "Application Fee Waiver - We are happy to provide your family or friends a fee waiver to apply to RWU Law."||http://law.rwu.edu/alumni/alumni-services||9/24/2014|
|Rutgers University, Camden School of Law||See form.||http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid https://camlaw.rutgers.edu/sites/camlaw/files/feewaiverfrm_0.pdf||9/29/2014|
|Rutgers University, Newark School of Law||"Fee waivers are granted for applicants with demonstrated financial need or applicants participating in specific public service programs. If you have received a fee waiver for the LSAT from LSAC, after you have submitted your application, please send a copy of the waiver either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or regular U.S. mail to the admissions office and your fee will be automatically waived. We do not get automatic notification that your LSAC fee was waived. You must take this additional step so we know they have given you a fee waiver.|
Applicants currently participating in AmeriCorps, Teach for America, Peace Corps, Vista, City Year or other similar programs or members of the U.S. Armed Forces will automatically be granted a fee waiver. Please provide proof of your affiliation with any of these organizations to the Admissions Office (an appointment letter or pay stub, for example). If you have financial need and did not receive a fee waiver from Law Services, you may apply directly to the law school for an application fee waiver (see link to form below)."
|Saint Louis University School of Law||TFA||"SLU LAW does grant fee waivers on a case-by-case basis. Fee waivers are |
automatically granted to those who receive a fee waiver through LSAC. "
"Waives application fee for corps members and alumni"
|Samford University Cumberland School of Law||"An application fee is not required |
for those applications submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2013, the priority
|http://cumberland.samford.edu/admission||9/29/2014||Website has not been updated yet to reflect current application cycle.|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||"The $75 application fee is waived through October 31."||http://law.scu.edu/admissions||9/29/2014|
|Seattle University School of Law||Application Fee. Apply for free Online until January 15! After January 15, the $60 fee accompanies your initial application for admission. It is a processing charge and is nonrefundable."||http://www.law.seattleu.edu/office-and-administration/student-financial-services/tuition-and-fees||9/29/2014|
|Seton Hall Law School||TFA||"Please complete and submit this form if you seek to request an application fee waiver based on demonstrated financial need, or based on LSAT and/or academic merit. Fee waiver requests are granted for first year applicants, only. Transfer applicants will not be eligible for an application fee waiver. Fee waivers will not be granted to applicants who utilized an application fee waiver for the prior admission cycle."||http://law.shu.edu/ProspectiveStudents/prospective_jd_students/feewaiver.cfm||9/29/2014|
|South Texas College of Law||Not Found||http://www.stcl.edu/admissions/index.html||9/29/2014|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||"Students must demonstrate economic need by meeting one or more of the following: • Student's family receives public assistance|
• Student is a ward of the state
• Student resides in a foster home
• Student participates in the free or reduced lunch program at school
• Based on the Student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is $0
• Student's total family income is at or below the maximum amounts established by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Low