The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and LSAC are committed in assisting financially needy applicants with their expenses when applying for their legal education.

Applying for an LSAT fee waiver

Required documentation:  

  1. LSAC Fee Waiver Application (available from http://www.lsac.org/
  2. Cover letter (explaining applicant's financial situation). 
  3. Copies of documents supporting current financial situation, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Most current Social Assistance payments, if any.
    • Most recent bank statements showing transaction details.
    • Most recent credit card statements showing transaction details.
  4. Copy of OSAP Notice of Assessment or Government Student Assistance from other Provinces (both for the Provincial and the Federal portions), for all years of post secondary education. The documents should include your name and account number.  For example, for OSAP provide the Funding Summary from your online OSAP account, see sample.
  5. Proof of citizenship (birth certificate or Canadian passport)

Important Information

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen who is planning to apply to Canadian and US law schools.
  • LSAT fee waivers are not retroactive, and must be obtained prior to LSAT registration. 
  • Each approved LSAC fee waiver will entitle you to two LSAT sittings per testing year for a period of up to two years from the date of processing of your fee waiver application.
  • In order to process your request for the LSAT fee waiver you are required to submit the completed, signed and dated application accompanied with all the relevant documentation. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Additional documentation may be requested in order to fully process your fee waiver application. 
  • The Faculty of Law will mail the approved LSAC Fee Waiver Form directly to you, at the address you provide in your application. You are responsible for mailing it to LSAC. It is highly recommended that this is done as early as possible in advance of the published deadline dates.
  • Application and documentation are kept on file for two years and then confidentially shredded.
  • Please allow at least two weeks for processing of your Fee Waiver Applications.
  • The granting of fee waivers is discretionary and will be granted only to those whose total income from all sources is below the levels established by the Canadian Student Loan Program. The basic criterion for granting a waiver is the absolute inability to pay for the service. The need criterion is considerably more stringent than for other financial aid processes. Only those with extreme need should apply.
  • Falsification of information supplied on the application can result in charges of LSAT misconduct and irregularities against the applicant.

For any questions or clarifications pertaining to the LSAT, please contact LSAC by phone at 215-968-1001 or by email at  LSACinfo@LSAC.org

 

Applying for a University of Toronto OLSAS application fee waiver

Required documentation

  1. University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Application for Fee Waiver form (MS Word document).
  2. Cover letter (explaining applicant's financial situation). The letter must include your OLSAS account username, address, email address, and phone number.
  3. Copies of documents supporting current financial situation, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Most current Social Assistance payments, if any.
    • Most recent bank statements showing transaction details.
    • Most recent credit card statements showing transaction details.
  4. Copy of OSAP Notice of Assessment or Government Student Assistance from other Provinces (for both the Provincial and the Federal portions), for all the years attending a post secondary institution. The documents should include your name and account number. For example, for OSAP provide the Funding Summary from your online OSAP account, see sample.
  5. Proof of citizenship (birth certificate or Canadian passport)

Important Information

  • You must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident who is planning to apply to the first-year or upper-year J.D. program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
  • Only applicants to either the first-year or upper-year J.D. program are eligible to apply for an OLSAS fee waiver. 
  • The OLSAS fee waiver applies only to the $100.00 University Fee for University of Toronto.
  • OLSAS fee waivers are not retroactive and must be obtained prior to submission of the OLSAS application. Fee waivers are only applicable to the current admissions cycle.
  • In order to process your request for an OLSAS fee waiver, you are required to submit the completed, signed and dated application accompanied with all the relevant documentation. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Additional documentation may be requested in order to fully process your fee waiver application. 
  • The Faculty of Law will notify you and OLSAS, via email, of the approved University of Toronto Application Fee Waiver.
  • Application and documentation are kept on file for two years and then confidentially shredded.
  • Please allow at least two weeks for processing of your Fee Waiver Applications.
  • The granting of fee waivers is discretionary and will be granted only to those whose total income from all sources is below the levels established by the Canadian Student Loan Program. The basic criterion for granting a waiver is the absolute inability to pay for the service. The need criterion is considerably more stringent than for other financial aid processes. Only those with extreme need should apply. 

For any questions or clarification please contact us at 416-978-3716 or law.admissions@utoronto.ca .
The Fee Waiver Forms and supporting documentation can be hand-delivered or mailed/couriered to our office, to the address below:

JD Admissions Office
Faculty of Law
University of Toronto
78 Queen's Park
Toronto ON
M5S 2C5