J.D. Fee Waiver Application
Applicants may request a fee waiver via the Fee Waiver Request Form found below. The Office of Admissions will begin reviewing requests for Fall 2020 fee waivers on August 1, 2019, one month prior to when the applications open on September 1, 2019. The Office of Admissions will provide updates regarding students’ fee waiver status via email. All fee waivers expire on March 15, 2020 when the 2019-2020 application closes.
Notre Dame Law School Application
The Notre Dame Law School Application comes with an automatic fee waiver for all applicants. Please note that while the application fee is waived, the Law School cannot waive any fees associated with services rendered by LSAC (ie, submitting CAS reports, sitting for the LSAT, etc.).
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 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 fee waiver directly from Notre Dame Law School via the form below.
Merit-Based Fee Waiver Request
NDLS grants merit-based fee waivers through the LSAC Candidate Referral Service (CRS) via select criteria. The Office of Admissions 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 admission cycle, have at least one LSAT score on file, and have transcripts on file. The Office of Admissions updates CRS searches on a monthly basis.
Service-Based Fee Waivers
We encourage applications from those 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 and are happy to waive their application fee via the form found below.