Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,321 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 LL.M. in Employment Law will be part-time students, earning 24 credit hours over 5 consecutive semesters. Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis and there are few other expenses associated the LL.M. in Employment Law program. There are minimal textbook expenses as most required readings are provided to students online. We have provided an estimated cost of attendance below.


The law school offers scholarship assistance to applicants with demonstrated financial need and excellent academic and professional credentials. More information regarding applying for scholarship assistance is available on the How to Apply page.


In order to facilitate working members of the legal profession obtaining subject-specific advanced education, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School has established a low interest loan program which may be used to pursue the LL.M. in Employment Law. In general, the terms and conditions of the Career Enhancement Loan Program (CELP) are as follows:

  • • To qualify for the CELP, applicants must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
  • • CELP loans are not credit-based, but applicants for a CELP loan must be currently employed in the legal profession. If not, a co-signer may be required.
  • • Interest and monthly payment amounts are set for each loan at the time of origination and remain unchanged for the five-year term of the loan. Payments must be automatically deducted from a valid credit or debit card.
  • • As of September 2011, interest is set at 1%. Monthly payments are calculated based on the tuition rate in effect at the time students enter the LL.M. program. Future tuition modifications are anticipated and included in the calculation.


In many cases, students in the LL.M. in Employment Law are eligible for deferment of previous student loans. Eligibility should be confirmed with your individual loan officer.


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.


If a student withdraws from an LL.M. in Employment Law 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 Employment Law 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.


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 or phone 678-916-2671.