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Fee Waiver Information

Applicants to the Juris Doctor program are required to pay an application fee of $55. Applicants may pay by credit card via the LSAC online application. In some instances, KU Law will grant a fee waiver to qualified applicants. These instances are listed below.


Visit KU in Lawrence


We love visitors, and we encourage everyone to come visit. Join one of our students for a tour of our building, or attend one of our open house events and we will provide you with a fee waiver.


Military Members & Veterans


Current or former members of the U.S. Armed Services, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, are encouraged to apply to KU Law. In appreciation for their service to our country, KU Law will waive the application fee. To receive your fee waiver, please send an e-mail to admitlaw@ku.edu detailing your U.S. military experience.


Teach for America / Peace Corps


Current or former participants in Teach for America or Peace Corps are encouraged to apply to KU Law. In appreciation for their service, KU Law will waive the application fee. To receive your fee waiver, please send an e-mail to admitlaw@ku.edu detailing your Teach for America or Peace Corps experience. If you participated in a similar program, you may also request a fee waiver.


LSAC Need-Based Fee Waiver Grantees


Candidates can apply to LSAC for need-based fee waivers. KU Law will grant a fee waiver to any candidate who qualifies for the LSAC waiver. For more information, visit www.lsac.org.


Merit-Based Fee Waivers


KU Law relies on the LSAC Candidate Referral Service (CRS) to identify candidates with credentials meriting a fee waiver. To qualify for a merit-based fee waiver, you must have taken the LSAT exam and submitted your required transcripts to CRS. You must also be applying for the coming fall term.


Ask Your Pre-Law Adviser


Every year we provide a limited number of fee waivers to university and college pre-law advisers. If your pre-law adviser does not have a KU Law fee waiver, have them contact the Office of Admissions at admitlaw@ku.edu for a fee waiver.

Note: The fee waiver is a code similar to a website coupon code. To avoid paying the application fee, you must receive your fee waiver code before submitting your application. Please be advised we cannot award a fee waiver once the fee has been paid.

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