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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.

Click here to find more information on student loans.


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. Upon matriculation, the scholarship is applied to tuition and fees.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Conditional Scholarship Retention (updated 11/10/15)

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. A blind panel of professors will select the scholarship recipients based on the applications. Recipients will be announced at the annual PILS Auction.

2016 PILS Scholarship Application

Outside Scholarships

The law school also encourages students to research outside scholarship opportunities. Free scholarship listings can be found on the internet at  www.fastweb.com.

Tuition Credits

Relocation Tuition Credit

The relocation tuition credit is designed to assist students with the costs associated with moving to Atlanta. To apply, complete the online application found here by July 15. 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.

Accepted Student Day Tuition Credit

The Accepted Student Day Tuition Credit is designed to assist students with the costs associated with visiting Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School for an Accepted Student Day. To be eligible, students must attend one of the scheduled events. A one time non-cash tuition credit in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the student’s account following matriculation into the fall entering class. The tuition credit is offered to both full-time and part-time students.

Installment Plan

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.

Notification of Awards and Disbursement of Funds

Students who are determined eligible for financial aid will receive an award letter at the beginning of the academic year informing them of the amount and type of aid they will receive each semester.  Student awards may consist of a combination of Institutional Scholarships and Federal Direct Student Loans.

The Office of Financial Aid assumes students will accept all financial aid offered, including student loans, unless the student notifies the office to remove or adjust the offered aid prior to disbursement.  Disbursement of financial aid will occur no earlier than 10 days following the add/drop period of each semester.  The Office of Financial Aid bases all initial award amounts on full-time (15 credit hours) or part-time (9 credit hours) enrollment.  For students who are enrolled less than full-time or part-time, some awards may be prorated or canceled at the time of disbursement.

Your enrollment status will be frozen at its highest level each semester after the add/drop period and will be the basis of your Cost of Attendance.  You must maintain a half-time enrollment status (4 credit hours) in order to receive your financial aid awards.  Federal Direct Loan funds are paid in a single disbursement during the loan period.

New federal regulations require that if you receive a loan and withdraw from all of your classes, you may owe money to the Federal Student Loan programs or the law school.  Note: If you withdraw after 60 percent of your attendance in a semester, you will not be required to return any of your loan funds (Please see the Terms and Conditions policy regarding Return of Title IV funds).

In order to receive financial aid disbursements in a timely manner, please be sure that your correct payment information and address is in our computer system at least 10 days prior to the disbursement date.  Please notify the Registrar’s Office of changes of address and please notify the Student Accounts of changes of bank account information as soon as possible.

The above Information is subject to change as required by new Federal or Institutional policies and regulations.