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Application Fee

In general, all applications for admission must be accompanied by a $75 application fee or a waiver. Applications may be paid for with a credit card via LSAC. Checks or money orders drawn on a U.S. bank should be made payable to the University of Michigan; we cannot accept cash.

We are pleased, however, to waive the application fees of candidates who meet any of the bulleted criteria listed below. Please complete this form to verify your status and request an application fee waiver. We are able to waive the application fees for:

    • US military members and veterans
    • Corps members and alumni of City Year, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America
    • Applicants who demonstrate financial need. The University of Michigan Law School has established a fund to cover the application fees of individuals who demonstrate financial need. Because we waive only a limited number of fees, we ask that you seriously consider your financial need for a fee waiver before you request one. (We are happy to waive the application fee for any candidates who receive an LSAC Fee Waiver. If a candidate with an LSAC Fee Waiver chooses to send us a CAS Law School Report with a waived fee, the application fee waiver will apply automatically in LSAC. All other candidates with LSAC Fee Waivers should complete the form linked above to receive an application fee waiver.)

Finally, we also offer application fee waivers through LSAC's Candidate Referral Service. These fee waivers are granted to highly qualified applicants who have registered for CRS, and will appear automatically in the application checkout on LSAC. (We send letters and emails to recipients to make them aware they've been selected.)