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    Transfer Fee Waiver Request Form


    Harvard Law School grants fee waivers solely on the basis of financial need. Applicants who lack the financial resources to pay the $85 HLS application fee, and who would experience economic hardship if required to pay that fee, may complete this form to request a fee waiver.

    This form is submitted to the J.D. Admissions Office for the purpose of determining eligibility for waiver of the HLS application fee.  That determination is conducted separate and apart from the process of determining eligibility for need-based financial aid, which is assessed by the J.D. Student Financial Services Office after a student is admitted to Harvard Law School.  For more information about Harvard Law School's need-based financial aid policy, please visit the J.D. Student Financial Services website.

    Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for application fees that have already been paid. 

    The Fee Waiver Request Form will open on May 1, 2023 and the deadline to apply for a fee waiver is June 5, 2023. We cannot accommodate any fee waiver requests outside of this window.
    The Transfer Application Fee Waiver Request Form will open on May 1, 2023.