Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for cohorts entering the program in Fall 2018 will be $1,435 per credit hour.

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. At this time, there are minimal textbook expenses (under $60, during the third semester) because most required readings are provided to students online. The only mandatory fee is the Commencement Fee of $210 ,which is charged during the fourth semester. Other fees can be incurred for late payment of tuition or failure to abide by the terms of the Career Enhancement Loan Program or the Tuition Installment Payment Plan (see below).

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 remain unchanged for the five-year term of the loan. Payments must be automatically deducted from a valid credit or debit card.
  • As of May 2016, 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.

Learn more about the CELP program with these documents: CELP Terms and Conditions and CELP Enrollment Form

Loan Deferment

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.

Tuition Installment Payment Program

Students who are current in their financial obligations to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School may elect to participate in the Tuition Installment Payment Program. 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 to visit the forms page, application is located under the Bursar section.

Tuition Due Date

Full payment of each semester’s tuition is due on the first day of classes for that semester. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School 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.

Student Right to Cancel

A student has five (5) calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Cancellation may be made by any means, however, written notice is preferred.

Refund Policy

A student has five (5) calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Cancellation may be made by any means, however, written notice is preferred.

Students who withdraw from a course may be entitled to a tuition refund. Refunds are paid within 30 days of notification of withdrawal. Notification may be made by any means; however, written notice is preferred. The refund amount is based on the date of withdrawal as indicated in the chart below, or to the last date of attendance, if required by state law.

Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester

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%

After the fourth week of regular classes – 0%

Sample Refund

If a student pays $2,642 for a two-credit hours course and decides to withdraw from the course in Week 3, the student will a refund total of $1,056.80.

Statements of Account

Statements of account are available online through the Online Students Services.

Withdrawing from a Course

Students may withdraw from a course at any time. A designator of “W” will be entered into the student’s permanent record. All withdrawal notices must be communicated from the student. Notice may be given by any means, although, written notice is preferred. Simply ceasing to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal of record.

Students who withdraw after registering for a session, or who are dismissed for disciplinary or academic conduct reasons, may be entitled to a tuition refund. Currently enrolled students whose academic status, given the results of the prior term, would have precluded their enrollment must drop the course and all payments will be refunded.

The official date of withdrawal is the date Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School receives notification of withdrawal, not the last date of attendance. Students are responsible for officially withdrawing from a course. Failure to complete an official withdrawal may result in a grade of “F”.

A student who begins courses at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and then withdraws prior to completing the course may have his or her financial obligation adjusted according to the requested withdrawal date. All students who request to withdraw must speak with Student Finance to understand their financial obligation prior to requesting a withdrawal from the course or Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Failure to do this does not eliminate the student’s financial obligations, but may result in the placement of a hold on the student’s academic records, which may prevent the fulfillment of transcript requests and release of the graduate’s diploma.

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.

Financial Delinquency

Students are responsible for all tuition, fees, costs of textbooks, and costs associated with collecting on outstanding accounts. Students whose financial accounts are delinquent are not permitted to register for additional courses or to graduate. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School will not release academic transcripts when students’ accounts are delinquent.