Application Costs and Fee Waivers

There are a number of costs associated with applying to law school, including CAS registration fees and LSAT exam fees. In addition, most law schools have application fees which range between $50-100, which you must pay in order to complete your applications.

Students for whom application fees represent a financial hardship may apply for application fee waivers. Using the LSAC Website, you may either complete the online fee waiver application (which becomes available in September) or download the fee waiver packet and submit the completed form via hard copy. You will be required to provide a copy of your financial aid status statement (available at the Financial Aid Office in Colonial Central). If you are an alumna/us, then you will need to provide last year's tax information.

Keep in mind that it will take some time to complete the necessary financial information for the waiver, and that LSAC will require at least six weeks to process your application. The service applies stringent criteria, so it is important to be realistic about your chances of receiving a fee waiver.

Additionally, many law schools may extend fee waivers to attract strong candidates, regardless of demonstrated financial need. In order to be eligible for these fee waivers, applicants must subscribe to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) with LSAC when they register for the LSAT.

Illustrated Application Costs (Eight Schools)

Cost Amount
LSAT $180
C.A.S. Registration $185
C.A.S. Law School Reports ($30 each x 8) $240
Application Fees ($~75 each x 8) $600
LSAT Prep Course $1,200
TOTAL $2,405