Tuition & Expenses

Tuition & Fee Schedule 2017-2018*

The schedule for tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year is as follows (updated 6/1/17):

Tuition 
Full-Time Students$21,100 per semester
Part-Time Students$12,660 per semester
LL.M. Students$1,407 per credit hour
Technology Fee (Fall & Spring)$214 per semester
Technology Fee (Summer)$107 Summer semester
Graduation Fee (Billed Fall 3rd/4th year/LL.M. Resident)$215
Late Registration Fee$100
Installment Payment Application Fee$75 per semester
Late Installment Payment Fee$75
Transcript Fee$5
NSF Item Fee$35
SBA Dues$125 per semester (Fall and Spring)

Tuition will be billed at a flat rate for the Fall and Spring semesters (full-time students taking 12-16 credit hours; part-time students taking 7-11 credit hours). Students taking more than 16 credit hours will be billed the FT flat rate for their year in school plus a per credit hour charge for each credit above 16 credits. For students taking less than 7 credit hours, the billing will be invoiced on a per credit hour charge. *Summer Intersession and Summer semester tuition will be billed on a per credit hour basis. The per credit hour charge is $1,407 per credit hour.

Tuition & Fees Payment

Tuition is due and owing at the time of registration 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 installment payment program and students who have been approved for a federal student loan and are awaiting its receipt. The School of Law will not release a student’s official transcript for any purpose unless the student is current in his or her financial obligations to the school. All rates and fees are subject to change.

Tuition Installment Payment Program

Students who are current in their financial obligations to the law school may elect to participate in the Tuition Installment Payment Program. Students who are interested in participating in the program must contact the Student Accounts Office before registration. To participate, students must execute a Promissory Note, pay $75 participation fee and make a minimum tuition payment of $500. The remaining balance of tuition is paid in four (4) monthly installments due on the 15th of each month of the semester. A $75 late penalty shall be assessed for each installment not received by the 20th of each month in which the payment is due. If payment is not received by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School by the 30th of the month in which the payment is due, the student shall be deemed in default and shall be academically withdrawn from the law school with no automatic right to readmission. A student in default shall not be allowed to sit for examinations. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School reserves the right to terminate the student’s participation in the Tuition Installment Payment Program if the student is chronically late in making payment under the terms of their Promissory Note. A student shall be deemed chronically late if the student makes more than two (2) late payments. A student need not be in default to be deemed chronically late. A student who defaults on the terms of this Promissory Note shall also be liable for the costs incurred by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in collecting the unpaid principal amount and accrued interest, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, costs, and collection service fees. A student who defaults on the terms of this Promissory Note shall also be liable for interest on the unpaid principal. Interest shall accrue from the date of default at the rate of seven (7) percent simple interest per annum. Once a student has been terminated from the Tuition Installment Payment Program, the student is required to pay tuition in full on the first day of class for future semesters.

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws or drops a course during one of the following periods, tuition will be adjusted in accordance with the schedule set forth below.  All additional fees charged by the Law School are non-refundable.

Refund Policy Fall or Spring Semester 
On or before Student Orientation100%
During the first week of regular classes80%
During the second week of regular classes60%
During the third week of regular classes40%
During the fourth week of regular classes20%
During the fifth week of regular classes and thereafter0%
Refund Policy Summer Semester 
Prior to the first class meeting100%
Prior to the second class meeting75%
Prior to the third class meeting50%
Prior to the fourth class meeting25%
After the fourth class meeting and thereafter0%

Cost of Attendance

Each year, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) establishes cost of attendance (COA) budgets for each enrollment cohort. Tuition, technology fee, SBA fee, and health insurance are considered law school charges (costs paid directly to AJMLS). Books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, and transportation are estimates of what a student may spend for costs that are not directly paid to AJMLS and will not appear on their billing statement. Some students will spend more than the standard budget, while other students will spend less, depending on individual lifestyles and choices. The COA budgets reflect modest but adequate estimates of spending patterns for our students. Eligibility for financial aid will be based on the COA budget, not on individual preferences and spending habits.

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance

Healthcare Information

The Affordable Care Act has impacted higher education and the student health insurance industry. Insurance companies are no longer offering an affordable voluntary/opt-in insurance product for schools to promote to students. We performed research on the Affordable Care Act and the student health insurance industry. We have come to the conclusion that a mandated insurance policy was not the best approach for our student body and have decided not to adopt a mandatory insurance plan/waiver policy at this time.

The resources linked below should be helpful for students who need to identify their options. Paying special attention to change of circumstance and qualifying life events will provide most students with the opportunity to obtain the best and most affordable coverage.

  • Eligibility for coverage under a parent’s employer insurance plan if you are under the age of 26.
  • The US Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Marketplace here.
  • State specific online healthcare plan “shopping” sites here.

We encourage students to use these resources to enroll in an insurance plan that would bring them into compliance with federal law.