Details of LSAT Fee Structure
Before you even begin to register for the LSAT, the first thought that will cross you mind, are the expenses associated with the test. In other words, you would like to know about the fees for LSAT, before you register for the test. Then again students often wonder whether, they are eligible for any fee waivers, so that the overall fees can be reduced to a certain extent. The following sections of this article have been designed, to answer such questions, elaborately.The Basic Fees Structure of the LSATThe LSAT is an international examination. Hence, it is only natural that the fees will differ based on the country you are taking the test from. For example, if you are taking the test from the USA then your basic fees for LSAT will be $160. Along with that, the fees that you have to pay for the Credential Assembly Service or CAS are $155. However, if you are taking the test from Canada then you will have to pay in Canadian $162.The fees for LSAT can be primarily divided into the ‘basic’ and the ‘auxiliary’ fees. As it is evident from the name itself, the ‘basic’ fees constitute the minimum registration fees. The ‘auxiliary’ fees include any special facility that you need LSAC to provide you. Some of those facilities are as follows:
- If you want your test center to be changed, then you will have to pay an extra $35.
- If you need to change the test date, then you can do so by paying $80, along with your ‘basic’ fees.
- The LSAC charges you $21 for each report that you send to the law schools.
- If you want your LSAT to be hand scored, you can apply to LSAC to do so, by paying $43.
However, the afore-mentioned list is only applicable for students taking the test from the USA. For international students the structure is different. If you require more information on the fees for LSAT, then click on the following link:http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat-home/lsat-fees.asp Once, you have understood the primary points about the fees for LSAT; you will need to understand whether or not, you are eligible for any waivers. This has been discussed in the following section of the article.Reducing the Fees for LSATAs it is evident from the afore-mentioned section, the LSAT is an expensive examination. Thus, students often seek to reduce the registration fees. Moreover, LSAC follows a policy of allowing all eligible candidates to take the LSAT. In other words, LSAC ensures that just because, you are unable to pay the fees, you will not be denied your rightful opportunity to prove your worth in the LSAT.The amount of waiver that you can receive also varies based on your country of residence. The best idea would be to get in touch with the LSAC branch in your country, so that you can understand, exactly how much is the waiver on your fees that you can receive. Otherwise, you can check the following link, to understand the facilities with regard to fees reduction that LSAC provides:http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat-home/fee-waivers.asp After you have understood the exact amount of fees that you have to pay, you must also know how to make the payment. This has been discussed in the following section of the article.Pay Your LSAT FeesThe LSAC allows you to pay the fees in a number of ways. You can make the payment with the help of credit or debit cards. This method is preferred by candidates making an online payment. Otherwise, you can also pay with the help of checks or money order. Choose a mode of payment that you are most comfortable with. While making the payment, ensure that you are paying the exact amount. The moment you make the payment and your registration form has been accepted, you can be assured that your registration has been completed.