We know that applying to law school is a big investment of your time and resources, and we do not want the HLS application fee to be a barrier for anyone. We encourage any prospective applicant for whom the application fee would be a hardship to consider applying for a fee waiver via the process outlined below. Please note that the deadline for requesting a need-based fee waiver is January 15th.
If you are applying to HLS with an LSAT score and if payment of the application fee would pose a financial hardship, we recommend (but do not require) that you first apply for a fee waiver through the Law School Admissions Council. Fee waivers from LSAC cover multiple application fees and some LSAC services, and an LSAC fee waiver may be the best way for you to reduce application related expenses. If LSAC has granted you a LSAT/LSAC Credential Assembly Service Fee waiver and you apply to HLS, your application fee will be waived.
If you are applying to HLS with a GRE score or are interested in requesting an application fee waiver directly from HLS, you may complete the HLS Fee Waiver Request Form. This form opens in early September, and typically closes on January 15. We cannot accommodate any fee waiver requests made prior to or after those dates.
HLS application fees are waived on the basis of financial need as demonstrated by information on the HLS form. No application for admission will be considered before the application fee has been paid or a fee waiver has been granted.