Fee Waivers


Overview

Applicants to the Juris Doctor program at KU Law are required to pay a $55 application fee. Applicants may pay by credit card through the LSAC online application. 

In some instances, KU Law will grant a fee waiver to qualified applicants. Learn more about how to request a fee waiver to apply to KU Law.


Visit KU in Lawrence or Online

We love visitors, and we encourage everyone to schedule a visit or attend an online event. Join one of our students for a tour of our building, or attend one of our open house events to receive 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 email 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 email 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 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 Advisor

Every year we provide a limited number of fee waivers to university and college pre-law advisors. If your pre-law advisor 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.

Applicant Resources

J.D. Application Timeline

  • Sept. 1: Application available

  • Feb. 15: Priority deadline for scholarship consideration

  • March 15: Priority application deadline

CONTACT KU LAW ADMISSIONS

103 Green Hall
admitlaw@ku.edu
866-220-3654


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