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Tuition & Financial Aid

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal Studies

Tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $1,295 per credit hour.

*The tuition costs for these semesters are based on an estimate of projected tuition fees in future academic years and is subject to change.

Students enrolled in the online LL.M. in American Legal Studies will be part-time students, earning 24 credit hours over 4 consecutive semesters. Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis and there are few other expenses associated the LL.M. in American Legal Studies program. There are minimal textbook expenses as most required readings are provided to students online.

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by the 30th of the month in which the payment is due, the student shall be deemed in default and shall be academically withdrawn from the law school with no automatic right to readmission.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.

Click here for link to the Bursar page downloadable forms with current application for the LL.M. Programs.

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws from an LL.M. in American Legal Studies (Online) 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.

Fall, Spring or Summer Semester
During the first week of regular classes 80%
During the second week of regular classes 40%
After the second week of regular classes 0%

An LL.M. in American Legal Studies student may choose not to enroll in the second course offered in a semester. If this decision is made before the first day of the course, the tuition for that course may be applied to a later semester.

Tuition Due Date

Full payment of each semester’s tuition is due on the first day of classes for that semester. AJMLS accepts online payments. 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 Plan .

The school 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.

For more information about LL.M Tuition and Financial Aid, contact LL.M. Director Lisa Kaplan at lkaplan@johnmarshall.edu or phone 404-872-3591, ext. 2671.