Fee Waiver Application

Applicants may request a fee waiver via the Fee Waiver Request Form found below. The Admissions Office will begin reviewing requests for Fall 2021 fee waivers on August 1, 2020, one month prior to when the J.D. application opens on September 1, 2020. The Admissions Office will provide updates regarding students’ fee waiver status via email. All fee waivers expire on March 15, 2021, when the 2020-2021 application closes.

LSAC Need-based Fee Waiver

The Law School Admissions Council offers need-based fee waivers to those with extreme financial need. This waiver grants the applicant two free LSATs, registration to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), four CAS Reports, and an LSAT preparation book. Notre Dame Law School will grant an application fee waiver to any applicant who has received a need-based fee waiver from LSAC.

Notre Dame Need-based Fee Waiver

Applicants who do not obtain a fee waiver from LSAC may request a need-based application fee waiver directly from Notre Dame Law School via the Form below. Please note that while the application fee is waived, Notre Dame Law School cannot waive any fees associated with services rendered by LSAC (i.e., submitting CAS reports, sitting for the LSAT, etc.).

Merit-Based Fee Waiver Request

Notre Dame Law School grants merit-based fee waivers through the LSAC Candidate Referral Service (CRS) via select criteria. The Admissions Office will contact students via email if their application fee has been waived. To be eligible, students must participate in CRS, indicate to LSAC that the student intends to enroll for the current admissions cycle, have at least one LSAT score on file, and have transcripts on file. The Admissions Office updates CRS searches on a monthly basis.

Service-Based Fee Waivers

Notre Dame Law School encourages applications from those who have completed one or more years of full-time service in the U.S. Military, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, or Teach For America (TFA) and are happy to waive their application fee via the Form found below.