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Tuition and Fees Payment Policy for All Students

Tuition and Fees Payment Guidelines

See also Payment Methods

E-bill notification that a new e-bill has been generated is sent to students via the Samford University e-mail system which remains the official means of communication with students; paper statements are not provided. Students are advised to check their e-mail regularly. Students and authorized users can access the e-bill system at any time.

Students registering during the early registration period will receive an e-bill 15 days prior to the payment due date. The e-bill reflects activity up to the date the e-bill was generated. Any activity transpiring after the e-bill generation date can be viewed on the Current Activity section of the online e-bill system. The Current Activity page provides the current account balance that is due including any unbilled charges and payments. To review the detail by term, select the appropriate term from the drop down box. Payment for term e-bills will be due in accordance with the schedule included within this policy. Students who register/make schedule changes/add room and board, etc. after the e-bill generation date must consult the online system to view their account summary and arrange payment for all charges by the due date for the term regardless of whether or not the charge(s) have been billed.

Late Fee
A late fee of 5% (capped at $100) on the past due tuition, room, board and mandatory fees balance will be assessed on the day after the payment due date. The payment for the entire e-bill, including charges incurred after the e-bill generation date must be received in the Bursar's Office on or before the due date to complete financial settlement for the current term.

Late Fee Appeals
To appeal the late fee, students must pick up a late fee appeal form from the Bursar's Office and submit the completed form within 14 days of the late fee posting. Any documentation supporting the appeal MUST be submitted at the time the appeal is made. Students must file appeals timely with the Bursar's Office. Decision of the Appeal Review Committee is final.

Registration Cancellation
Students not paying their bill by the due date are subject to having their registration cancelled until payment is received. A student may be reinstated by paying their balance in full, plus a $100 reinstatement fee. Following this payment, the students will receive a clearance slip from the Bursar's Office for them to present to Student Records to re-establish their class schedule. Late fees are not reversed upon reinstatement. 

Students making changes to their schedule after the e-bill has been sent (usually at the beginning of a term or during drop/add) are required to make payment in full by the e-bill due date for the term, including additional charges resulting from the changes even though they may not have received an e-bill for these additional charges. Failure to make full payment will result in registration cancellation the next business day after the end of the drop/add period as noted in the academic calendar for your classification.

E-bill generation, payment, late fee assessment and registration cancellation dates for each semester/monthly ebill are noted on the payment schedule.

Make payment – E-bill system link:

Students may not register for the next semester, receive transcripts, participate in commencement or receive a diploma until past due amounts are cleared.

Past due accounts assigned to a collection agency may be reported to the credit bureaus and students are responsible for attorney fees, collection fees and interest. The University may charge interest on all amounts past due.