Tuition & Fee Schedule 2019-2020*
The schedule for tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year is as follows (updated 6/3/19):
|Full-Time Students||$22,065 per semester|
|Part-Time Students||$13,240 per semester|
|Technology Fee (Fall & Spring)||$225 per semester|
|Technology Fee (Summer)||$115 Summer semester|
|Graduation Fee (Billed Fall 3rd/4th year)||$230|
|Late Registration Fee||$75|
|Installment Payment Application Fee||$75 per semester|
|Late Installment Payment Fee||$75|
|NSF Item Fee||$35|
|SBA Dues||$250 ($125 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 $1,470 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 $1,470 per credit hour if enrolled in less than 7 credit hours.
*The 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance does not include costs for Summer 2020. Summer enrollment is billed at the rate of $1,470 per credit hour.
Tuition & Fees Payment
Tuition is due and owing at the time of registration each semester. 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 installment payment program and students who have been approved for a federal student loan and are awaiting its receipt. The Law 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. All rates and fees are subject to change.
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.
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 Orientation||100%|
|During the first week of regular classes||80%|
|During the second week of regular classes||60%|
|During the third week of regular classes||40%|
|During the fourth week of regular classes||20%|
|During the fifth week of regular classes and thereafter||0%|
|Refund Policy Summer Semester|
|Prior to the first class meeting||100%|
|Prior to the second class meeting||75%|
|Prior to the third class meeting||50%|
|Prior to the fourth class meeting||25%|
|After the fourth class meeting and thereafter||0%|
Cost of Attendance
Each year, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) establishes cost of attendance (COA) budgets for each enrollment cohort. Tuition, technology fee, SBA fee, and health insurance are considered law school charges (costs paid directly to AJMLS). Books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, and transportation are estimates of what a student may spend for costs that are not directly paid to AJMLS and will not appear on their billing statement. Some students will spend more than the standard budget, while other students will spend less, depending on individual lifestyles and choices. The COA budgets reflect modest but adequate estimates of spending patterns for our students. Eligibility for financial aid will be based on the COA budget, not on individual preferences and spending habits.
The Affordable Care Act has impacted higher education and the student health insurance industry. Insurance companies are no longer offering an affordable voluntary/opt-in insurance product for schools to promote to students. We performed research on the Affordable Care Act and the student health insurance industry. We have come to the conclusion that a mandated insurance policy was not the best approach for our student body and have decided not to adopt a mandatory insurance plan/waiver policy at this time.
The resources linked below should be helpful for students who need to identify their options. Paying special attention to change of circumstance and qualifying life events will provide most students with the opportunity to obtain the best and most affordable coverage.
- Eligibility for coverage under a parent’s employer insurance plan if you are under the age of 26.
- The US Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Marketplace here.
- State specific online healthcare plan “shopping” sites here.
We encourage students to use these resources to enroll in an insurance plan that would bring them into compliance with federal law.