Bursar

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Welcome to the Bursar’s Office at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School! Bursar is a Latin word that means “keeper of the purse”. As such, the office is responsible for the safeguard of the financial operations of the Law School. In addition to the general cashiering operations, the office processes and receives payments on all student accounts, is responsible for the disbursement of financial aid to all student accounts, and distributes the refund of financial aid to students. The office is also responsible for the control, collection, and maintenance of records concerning monies due to the Law School. 

It is the mission of the Bursar’s Office to provide the most professional, responsive, and efficient customer service to the students, faculty, and staff at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. The Bursar’s Office is committed to making its webpage accessible to all users and we welcome any comments or suggestions for improvements. All forms for the Bursar’s Office may be found on the AJMLS Forms page.

Office Hours and Contact

The Bursar’s Office is located on the 18th floor of the Law School and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TeamTitleEmailPhoneFax
Phyllis AdamsBursarpadams@johnmarshall.edu(678) 916-2608(404) 873-1609

Tuition & Fee Schedule 2022-2023*

The schedule for tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year is as follows (updated 5/10/2022):

Tuition 
Full-Time Students$24,289 per semester
Part-Time Students$14,699 per semester
Technology Fee (fall & spring)$350 per semester
Technology Fee (summer)$175 summer semester
Graduation Fee (billed fall 3rd/4th year)$300
Past Due Student Account Balance$75
Installment Payment Application Fee$75 per semester
Late Installment Payment Fee$75
Transcript Fee$5
NSF Item Fee$35
SBA Dues $300 ($150 per semester, fall and spring only)

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). Full-time students will be charged the flat rate and $1,619 per credit hour above 16 credits. Part-time students will be charged the full-time rate if enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and charged $1,619 per credit hour if enrolled in less than 7 credit hours.

*The 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance does not include costs for Summer 2023. Summer 2023 enrollment is billed at the rate of $1,619 per credit hour.

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%

Paying Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees that are not covered by scholarships, financial aid, or VA Educational Benefits are due at the time of registration and no later than the last day of the drop/add period (dates are available on the academic calendar). Any balances on accounts, not covered by some form of financial aid after the 20th of the month will be assessed a $75.00 non-refundable late fee and the account will be placed on a financial hold. Late fees will be assessed each month there is an open balance on accounts not covered by some form of financial aid. The Law School will not release a student’s official transcript for any purpose if the student has not satisfied all financial obligations to the school.

What happens when a student’s account is placed on a financial hold?

  • There is no access to email or internet service
  • There is no access to grades
  • There is no ability to register or be registered for classes
  • Request for transcripts cannot be fulfilled

Statements on accounts are not mailed. Students have 24-hour access to their student account to review account transactions and balances through the student billing portal.

Students wanting parents, guardians, or employers to discuss their account must place on file a FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) form. The form remains in effect during the time in law school or until revoked by the student.

Forms of Payment Accepted

Online Click here.

If you are not the student and you wish to make a payment, please indicate the student’s name in the “other” field. We accept all major credit/bank cards.

Check

Checks may be mailed to the Bursar’s Office. Please include student’s name and law school student identification number on the front of the check so we can correctly apply the payment.

NOTE:  The student ID number is not the same as the social security number.
 
Mail payment to:
 
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
Attn: Office of the Bursar
245 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Suite 1900
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tuition Installment Payment Program (TIPP) Form

Participation in this program allows students to make installment payments on their tuition/fee balances. Terms are 4-months during the fall and spring semesters and 3-months during the summer semester. Applications must be submitted each semester a student wishes to participate; the enrollment fee is $75.00 per semester.

Payments are automatically debited from a credit or debit card provided which is a requirement to participate (see the application for payment dates).

Tuition Installment Payment Program applications can be found on the AJMLS Forms Page.

Parking Applications

There are two garages offered for student parking through the law school:

  • 227 Courtland Street Garage

Please refer to the Student Parking page for garage directions

Applications accepted in the fall remain active unless cancelled by the student. Payments are a flat rate billed per semester. An email will be disseminated at the beginning of the academic year with the parking rates. Applications for parking are available on the AJMLS Forms page.

Students not wishing to secure parking through the Law School can select from surrounding garages.  Please contact the garage of choice for details. To cancel parking secured through the Law School, please submit a written request at least 10 days before the 10th of the month to the Office of the Bursar at bursar@johnmarshall.edu.

MARTA Cards

The process for purchasing a reduced-rate card and the cost:

  • Cost:  $68.50 per month for students
  • Duration: 1st day of the month until the last day of the month
  • Purchase here, select appropriate drop-down on the form
  • Pick-up your card at the reception desk when notified
  • Unlimited rides on train or bus
  • No refunds – No prorating
  • Last day of each month to purchase is the 20th

Refunds

The Bursar’s Office processes student account refunds via EFT – direct deposit. The process begins after the drop/add period ends each semester – 5 to 7 business days after funds are received from the Department of Education. Refunds are electronically disbursed to the student’s checking or savings account. For more information, please refer to information on the Direct Deposit Form.

Direct Deposit Form

Students receiving financial aid (Student Loans and/or VA Education Benefits) who are expecting to receive a refund, should complete and submit to the Bursar’s Office a Direct Deposit Form. Deposit is available to checking or savings account. For returning students with no changes in banking information, there is no need to resubmit this form as it remains in effect during the time in law school. If at any time there is a change in banking information, please submit this form to the Bursar’s Office for updates. The Direct Deposit form is available on the AJMLS Forms page.

Student Loan Refund Request Form

Students receiving student loans who are expecting to receive a refund, are required to complete and submit to the Bursar’s Office a Student Loan Refund Request form. For returning students with no changes in how your refund is handled, there is no need to resubmit this form as it remains in effect during the time in law school. For changes, please submit a new form to the Bursar’s Office.

The Student Loan Refund Request Form for the current academic year is available on the AJMLS Forms page.