Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year is $1,174 per credit hour.
Students enrolled in the LL.M. in Employment Law will be part-time students, earning 24 credit hours over five 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.
Fall 2012 Tuition (4 credits) $ 4,696
Spring 2013 Tuition (4 credits) $ 4,696
Summer 2013 Tuition (5 credits) $ 5,870
*Fall 2013 Estimated Tuition (5 credits) $ 6,165
*Spring 2014 Estimated Tuition ( 6 credits) $ 7,398
*Spring 2014 Estimated Graduation Fee $ 160
* The tuition cost for these semesters is based on an estimate of projected tuition fees in future academic years and is subject to change.
Tuition Due Date
Full payment of each semester’s tuition is due on the first day of classes for that semester. To make a payment online, click here. 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 Program.
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.
Tuition Installment Payment Program
LL.M. 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 prior to registration. To participate, students must execute a Promissory Note, pay a $75 participation fee and make a minimum tuition payment of $500 each semester they participate in the program. The remaining balance of tuition is paid in four (4) monthly installments due on the 15th of each month of the semester. More information about the Tuition Installment Payment Plan is available here.
If a student withdraws 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. LL.M. courses are available to view one week before the first day of the course.
Financial Aid – LL.M. In Employment Law (Online)
Need Based Scholarships
In an effort to make the LL.M. in Employment Law Program more accessible for qualified students, 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.
Career Enhancement Loan Program (CELP)
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 will 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. Thus, for new students who entered the LL.M. program in the Fall 2011 semester the CELP loan payments were $457.16/month, commencing the first month of enrollment.
For more information, please email EmploymentLaw@johnmarshall.edu
Private Alternative Loans
Alternative loans are available through commercial lenders for educational costs during periods of enrollment. They are based on credit-worthiness (meaning that the lender will do a credit check). We recommend that students request a copy of their credit report to check for accuracy and that all valid credit problems are addressed before applying for an alternative loan. Alternative loan applications should be submitted directly to your lender. We certify loan applications after your lender has processed and approved your request. You may use our Alternative Loan Comparison chart as an aid in selecting a lender for your Alternative Loan options. This list is by no means a complete listing of all of the Alternative Loan choices; however, these lenders have worked with our students in the past.
Deferments of student loans while enrolled as a student at the law school cannot be assured. Details on repayment of student loans should be requested from the Office of Financial Aid or from the student’s lender. If deferment is granted, enrollment verification will need to be obtained through the Registrar.
Office of Financial Aid
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is committed to assisting students in determining how best to finance their legal education. Our team of dedicated and competent financial aid administrators look forward to assisting you throughout your LL.M. enrollment. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions about financial aid opportunities at AJMLS.
Office of Financial Aid
Felice Lane – Director of Financial Aid
Phone: (404) 872-3593 ext. 255
Fax: (404) 873-3802