Application Fee Waiver


Application Fee Waiver

Applicants to the Juris Doctor program are required to pay an application fee, except that there is not fee for applicants completing the Notre Dame Law School application form. Our application fee waiver policies and procedures are noted below.

To apply for a fee waiver please complete the Fee Waiver Request Form. We will begin reviewing requests for Fall 2015 applicants when the LSAC application opens October 1, 2014. A fee waiver will be sent to you via email. All fee waivers expire on March 16, 2015 when the LSAC application closes.

LSAC Need-based Fee Waiver
The Law School Admissions Council offers need-based fee waivers to those with extreme financial need. In addition to granting fee waivers, we grant select candidates waivers for the Credential Assembly Service and for test preparation materials offered by LSAC. 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.

Notre Dame Need-based Fee Waiver
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.

Merit-Based Fee Waiver Request
To grant merit-based waivers, we utilize the LSAC Candidate Referral Service (CRS). If your information in the CRS system meets our criteria, you will receive an e-mail indicating that your application fee has been waived. To be eligible, you must participate in CRS, indicate with LSAC that you intend to enroll for Fall 2015, have at least one LSAT score on file, and have transcripts on file. Our CRS searches are updated on a monthly basis.

Service-Based Fee Waivers
We encourage applications from men and women who have participated for one or more years of full-time service in the U.S. Military, Alliance for Catholic Education, AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, or Teach For America. If you participated in such a service organization, we will waive your application fee.


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