Application Fee Waiver FAQ
Who is eligible for a fee waiver?
We only award fee waivers to first-year J.D. applicants. If you are applying to the program for a second time and didn't receive a fee waiver in the first cycle, you may apply this cycle.
I haven't taken the LSAT or GRE yet. Can I apply for a merit-based fee waiver?
No, you must receive your standardized test score before submitting a request for a merit-based fee waiver. Applicants with GMAT scores are not eligible for a merit-based fee waiver.
I already submitted an application for admission. Can I be refunded if I qualify for a fee waiver?
You must secure a fee waiver before submitting your application – as per university wide policy, we do not refund application fees under any circumstances.
Once I submit a fee waiver request, when should I expect to hear back?
Fee waivers may take up to one week to process. If you do not hear from us after one week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I applied for a fee waiver but haven't heard back. Should I submit a second request?
No. If you do not hear back, please contact us at email@example.com.
Am I eligible to receive another fee waiver if I was awarded one in a previous cycle?
No, applicants are only eligible for one fee waiver. However, if an applicant was awarded a fee waiver in a cycle in which they never submitted an application for admission, they are eligible again. Should this be the case, the applicant should submit a request for a fee waiver, and then email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I apply for multiple types of fee waivers?
Yes, you may apply for multiple types of fee waivers. Please wait to hear the result of your first application before submitting an application for an alternative one. For example, please wait to hear the result of your merit-based fee waiver before applying for a need-based fee waiver.
What programs qualify for a service-based fee waiver?
TeachForAmerica, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, military and service, and Truman Scholars.
We do not grant waivers for Americorps service.
What qualifies as sufficient proof of service for a service-based fee waiver?
TeachForAmerica: To confirm that you participated in TeachForAmerica, the Offices of Admissions ask that you submit a official signed letter on letterhead stating that you were a volunteer in order to process your request for an application fee waiver.
Peace Corps: To confirm that you participated in the Peace Corps, the Offices of Admissions ask that you submit a official signed letter on letterhead stating that you were a volunteer in order to process your request for an application fee waiver.
Military: We will accept almost any documentation confirming your military status except Military ID. Most applicants provide an officer service brief, DD-214, or duty orders.
Do I need to submit my parent's information for the need-based fee waiver request form?
Georgetown Law requires parental information for all applicants, regardless of student age, marital status, financial independence or reluctance to provide aid. Students must provide information for each living parent. If you are unable to provide this information for any reason, please submit a brief explanation.