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LSAT Test Fee Is Hiked by 15 Percent to Make Up for Decline in Test Taker Revenue

Posted Apr 19, 2012 10:16 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The process of applying to law school is getting more expensive.

The cost of taking the Law School Admission Test is increasing from $139 to $160, an increase of 15 percent, report the National Law Journal and the LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT.

The Law School Admission Council is raising the price beginning with the June 11 LSAT because fewer people are taking the test, causing a decline in revenue. The stories quote from a newsletter announcement by LSAC president Daniel Bernstine. "It is now time for us to correct our fees in light of new volume realities, and to align them more closely with the true value of those services to law schools and their applicants," Bernstine said.

The LSAC is also raising the cost of its credential assembly service, which makes it easier to apply to several law schools, from $124 to $155. The cost of sending a credential assembly report to a school is also increasing from $16 to $21.

TaxProf Blog noted the stories.

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