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How Much Does the LSAT Cost?

Instructor: Laura Melega
Here you'll learn about what you can expect to pay for the LSAT. You'll also find out about some additional fees that can be assessed, such as for late registration and changing exam dates.

LSAT Basic Costs

The standard fee for the LSAT around the world is $175. However, those individuals taking the exam outside the U.S. may need to consider the price effects of the current exchange rate and taxes. You should also plan on paying $170 for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). CAS is something that's required by American Bar Association-approved institutions along with other schools of law.

The CAS generates a comprehensive report, including an academic summary and LSAT results, that's ready to be sent wherever you apply. The only materials you need to submit for CAS are your transcripts and any letters of recommendation. This fee only covers the service of developing the CAS report; you are still charged for each report sent to schools.

Additional Fees

Registering Late$90
Changing Test Location$90
Changing Exam Date$90
Reports $30 each
Handscoring$100
Nonpublished Testing Location$270 (United States)
$360 (International)

If students do not have a testing center located within 100 miles of their home, they can apply to be tested at a nonpublished location.

Refunds & Waivers

Partial refunds are available for the LSAT standard fee along with the CAS fee. You can get $50 back from each of these.

For those individuals who meet eligibility requirements, it's possible to receive a fee waiver for the $175 exam fee and $170 CAS fee. It's recommended that the application for a fee waiver be submitted six weeks out from the deadline for registration or sooner.

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