La Verne Law Application Fee

All application fees are waived as part of our mission to provide greater access to legal education. Among ABA approved law schools, the majority of law schools provide fee waivers for special circumstances, and a minority of law schools waive all application fees for all applicants. We are proud to be among the minority. With LSAT registration fees, LSAT preparation costs, traveling costs, CAS registration fees, and CAS report fees, the costs can add up. We won’t burden you with yet another fee, and we don’t want any excuse for not applying to the most unique program of legal education in the nation.

 Fee Waivers for All Applicants

The costs for applying to law school can be hefty.

Applicants pay $170 to register for the LSAT, $165 for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), and $28 for each CAS Law School Report.  In addition, the fees to apply to each school ranges from $15 to $100 per school, with many law schools charging between $50 and $60.  To apply to just three law schools can cost over $500.

In a well-intentioned effort to help, the LSAC created need-based fee waivers for those who can pass stringent requirements, based on an exhaustive and meticulous application form.  However, the LSAC itself states that the “need criterion is considerably more stringent than for other financial aid processes. Only those with extreme need should apply.”

For many struggling students in today’s challenging economic times, the LSAC fee waiver is not available.  As a result, law school application fees may discourage students from applying to all of the law schools of their choice.

Many law schools have responded by offering an application fee waiver program.  However, among ABA approved law schools, the majority of law schools provide fee waivers just for special circumstances, and only a minority of law schools waive all application fees for all applicants.

At La Verne Law, we are proud to be among the minority.  All application fees are waived as part of our mission to provide greater access to legal education.  We won’t burden you with yet another fee, and we don’t want any excuse for not applying to the most unique program of legal education in the nation.

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