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Preparing for the LSAT With an LSAC Fee Waiver

  • by Yuko Sin
  • Jul 07, 2015
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The Fourth of July may have passed, but I’m here to help you continue celebrating a different kind of freedom – freedom from law school application and LSAT prep expenses. Aww yiss.

Step 1: Apply for an LSAC Fee Waiver

If you can’t pay to take the LSAT, LSAC may waive your LSAT and CAS fees. Visit the LSAC website to apply. Be forewarned that it’s generally considered very difficult to get an LSAC fee waiver – LSAC says on their website that “[o]nly those with extreme need should apply.” I’m not sure exactly how they define “extreme need,” but you’ll have to submit your tax forms and anything else LSAC wants, and the whole application process may take several weeks. If you’ve already paid your LSAC fees, you can’t get that money back, but as far as I can tell you can still ask for a fee waiver (in case you’re thinking about taking more LSATs, or you want the SuperPrep book).

You might find this LSAC fee waiver checklist helpful.

Step 2: Enjoy the LSAC Benefits

If LSAC grants you a fee waiver, you’ll get:

• two LSATs (test dates must fall within the two-year waiver period);
• one CAS registration, which includes the Letter of Recommendation and Evaluation Services as well as access to electronic applications for all LSAC-member law schools;
• four CAS Law School Reports (available only after final approval of an LSAC fee waiver); and
• one copy of the Official LSAT SuperPrep®.

That’s pretty sweet.

Step 3: Get in Touch with Us for a Scholarship

Anyone with an LSAC fee waiver can receive 50% off their first live classroom prep course! Just send a copy of your Fee Waiver approval letter and the class location and session you’d like to take to For more details on this offer, click here.

Step 4: Application Fee Waivers

Many law school will waive their application fees automatically, or if you ask, and they somehow decide you’re worth it (probably because you have a high GPA, LSAT score, or both). Just email the admissions office and send along your LSAT score report, your GPA, and your LSAC number.

Good luck!

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