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FAQ for Bursar

Q. Where is the Bursar’s Office and Office of Student Accounts located?
A. We are located at:
1422 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Located on the 2nd floor of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, the Bursar’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Q. What is a student account?
A. Your student account is a centralized billing and payment system that includes charges such as tuition and fees, parking fees, textbooks, lockers and other campus charges.  Students may access their student account through the myAJMLS portal.

Q. When are the payment deadlines on my student account?
A. Tuition is due and owing on the first day of class each semester.  Any student who has an outstanding balance owing from previous semesters will not be permitted to register for the current semester.  Exceptions to this payment policy are made for students who have been approved for:
•Participation in the Tuition Installment Payment Program (TIPP) and;
•Students who have been approved for a federal student loan and are awaiting its receipt.
The law school will not release a financial hold or a student’s official transcript for any purpose unless the student is current in his or her financial obligations to the school.

Q. How much are tuition and fees?
A. Please refer to the “Tuition” link under the Bursar tab.

Q. How is my Financial Aid disbursed to me?
A. In general, financial aid, whether a loan or scholarship, is first applied to your unpaid student account balance.  Refunds are made by direct deposit into your bank account.  It is a requirement of the school that each student have either a checking or savings account into which refunds can be deposited.  Please complete the Direct Deposit Authorization form located under “Downloadable Forms” under the Bursar tab.  Students may view their financial aid award and student account through the myAJMLS portal.

Q. What is Direct Deposit?
A. Direct Deposit refers to the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).  This is where a deposit is made directly from one bank account to another bank account electronically  Students are required to have their student account overpayments and financial aid disbursements deposited directly into their checking or savings account.

In order to receive your financial aid refund you will need to set up your bank account information in student accounts.  The Direct Deposit Authorization form is located under the “Downloadable Forms” tab.  All refunds will be deposited to this bank account.  It is the student’s responsibility to update their bank account information in a timely manner.  Please note that these updates should be made 30 days prior to any anticipated refunds.  Should you find yourself needing to update your bank information less than 30 days from time of disbursement, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at (404) 872-3593 ext. 152.

Q. When will my refund be processed?
A.  Five to seven business days from the time a credit appears on your student account.  Students may view their financial aid award and student account through the myAJMLS portal.

Q. How do I make changes to my banking information currently on file?
A. Please refer to the Direct Deposit Authorization form on the “Downloadable Forms” page.  Complete and be sure to check “Account Change”; submit to the Office of Student Accounts.

Q. Can I use Financial Aid for expenses other than tuition and fees?
A. Yes.  Financial aid is awarded to be used for education related expenses, including various living expenses.  Please refer to the Terms and Conditions page located under the Financial Aid tab.

Q. What if I withdraw or take a leave of absence?
A. If you receive your financial aid refund and subsequently decide not to attend Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School or Savannah Law School, the funds must be returned to the law school immediately.  Financial aid received through the law school cannot be used at another institution.  If you fail to attend classes and you receive your financial aid refund, the funds must be returned to the Bursar Office at: 1422 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Q. Can I return my loan funds if I decide I do not want or need them anymore?
A. Yes.  You can return these funds within 14 days of the disbursement date without penalty; however, we recommend that you complete the Student Loan Request at the beginning of each academic year (Fall Semester) indicating that you do not wish to receive any funds over the costs of tuition and fees.  This form is located under “Downloadable Forms.”  Monies disbursed that a student would like to return should be returned to the school within the 14 day time frame so that the repayment can be processed by both Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and the Direct Loan Servicer in a timely manner.

Q. Are scholarships taxable?
A. Scholarships are taxable to the extent they exceed the calendar year cost of tuition and fees, books and supplies.  For complete details regarding this subject, please consult IRS tax filing instructions and/or a tax professional.