Loans & Scholarships
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School students are eligible to receive Title IV aid from the Department of Education. The AJMLS School Code is: G31733. Students may apply for Federal Student loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via FAFSA on the WEB at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This may be done beginning January 1 of each year. In order to ensure the student’s aid package is completed prior to the beginning of each fall, the student will need to complete the FAFSA by June 1 of each year. Students will need to have his or her taxes completed in order to better assist the student with the completion of the FAFSA.
All students who complete the FAFSA are eligible to receive the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The maximum amount that a student is eligible to receive in the Direct Unsubsidized Loan each year is $20,500 based on the information received from the FAFSA. Further information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.
Students may also apply for alternative loans to assist with educational expenses. A co-signer may not be required if the student is an ineligible borrower. Further details of the alternative loans available can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.
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The Sarah and Michael Salomon Prize
The Sarah and Michael Salomon Prize was first awarded during the 2007-08 academic year to recognize academic excellence in the first year class. The Prize is awarded to the top 15 full-time students based on class rank after the spring semester of their first year. The Prize is also awarded to the top 3 part-time students based on class rank after their first full academic year (fall, spring and summer semesters) has been completed.
The Prize equals one year of tuition (30 credit hours at the credit hour rate the year the Prize is awarded) and may be allocated as the student chooses over their remaining legal education at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School as long as they remain in the top quarter of their respective class. Students whose rank drops below the top quarter of their class will forfeit any unused funds and no monies from the Prize will be refunded to the student.
Students are notified by letter from the Dean of the Law School that they have earned the Salomon Prize and coordinate the award of the Prize with the Director of Financial Aid.
John E. Ryan Merit Scholarship
Each year we award the John E. Ryan Merit scholarship, in honor of the late Dean, to incoming students who exemplify his passion for education and the law profession. Recipients will retain the scholarship as long as they remain in the top one-third of their class at the end of each academic year. Beginning with the 2013-2014 entering class, recipients will retain the scholarship as long as they maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year. For full-time students, the academic year ends after the spring semester. The academic year ends after the summer semester for part-time students.
Renata Turner Public Interest Scholarship
The Public Interest Law Society annually awards up to seven $1,500 scholarships to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School students who have demonstrated a passion and a commitment to public interest legal work. The scholarship is designed to help students with the costs of performing unpaid public interest legal work over the summer. To apply, complete the application and submit it to Professor Renata Turner. A blind panel of professors will select the scholarship recipients based on the applications. Recipients will be announced at the Fourth Annual PILS Auction at 7 p.m. March 29, 2013 at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Questions regarding the PILS Auction may be addressed to Ms. Megan McClinton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The law school also encourages students to research outside scholarship opportunities. Free scholarship listings can be found on the internet at www.fastweb.com.
Relocation Tuition Credit
The relocation tuition credit is designed to assist students with the costs associated with moving to Atlanta. To apply, complete the application and submit it to the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2013. To be eligible, an entering student must be relocating to Atlanta from a distance of more than 100 miles away. Once verified, students will receive a one-time credit in the amount of $1000, applied towards the fall term tuition in which they begin study.
The law school provides an installment payment program for the payment of tuition and fees over a specified number of months within the semester. To participate in the installment program, students must submit an application and $75 application fee during the registration period.