2013-2014 Financial Policies

Financial Policy 2013-2014

This policy provides the rates for tuition, fees, room, board and deposits, effective with the beginning of the fall semester 2013 through summer 2014.

We urge you to familiarize yourself with the information in this brochure so that you are aware of all charges before registration. Within these pages you will find billing dates, payment and refund policies, and other important information.

The University makes every effort to hold increases to the lowest figure possible while providing quality programs of good value. Tuition and fees cover approximately seventy percent of Samford’s educational and general expenditures. For the remainder of its operating needs, the University relies primarily on the generous support of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, with which the University is affiliated, investment earnings and gifts and grants from alumni, individuals, businesses, foundations and other supporters.

Samford reserves the right to change tuition, other charges, refund procedure and other policies.

Tuition and Fees Payment Policy for All Students

Tuition and Fees Payment Guidelines

See also Payment Methods

Ebill
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: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20180_tsa/web/login.jsp

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

Collections
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.

Payment Method Options for Students and Parents

Be sure to read the Tuition and Fees Payment Policy for All Students.

Students may authorize parents or other designated individuals to access the e-bill system and make payments on their behalf. To enable this feature, a student MUST access the e-bill system and set up those individuals responsible for payment of their student account as an "Authorized User." Students may set up an Authorized User by clicking on the link in their e-bill message, selecting the Authorized User tab and following the instructions.

Authorized Users will receive e-mail notification when a new e-bill statement is issued. Click on the link in the e-mail or enter the link in your browser to access the e-bill system and make a payment.

On-line Payments with Check

Payment by electronic check using the e-bill system is the most efficient and Samford's preferred method of payment. Payment by electronic check can be made by using your checking account.

On-line Payments with Credit Card

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express can be used to make online payments. A 2.75% (minimum of $3.00) convenience fee will be assessed by third-party web processor. Reminder: Fee (2.75%) will not be assessed if payment is made by electronic check.

Other Payment Options

The Bursar's Office continues to accept payment by check through the mail, but the University is not responsible for delays of the postal service, and late fees will apply if payments are received after the due date. Payment by check or cash can be made in person.

Questions? Please contact the Bursar's Office at broffice@samford.edu, 1-800-888-7214 (toll-free) or (205) 726-2816.

The Samford University Portal and associated online Student Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for scheduled maintenance and unforeseen circumstances. Maintenance is scheduled in advance with notice to all students.

 Should you encounter log-in problems, please contact the Personal Technology Group at (205) 726-2662.

NOTE: While every effort has been made to provide accurate and up-to-date information, specific financial details are subject to change.

Payment/Refund Schedules for All Students

Make a Payment

Payment for fall and/or spring semester tuition/room/board can be made in installments, but only through our approved payment plan options. No payment plan options exist at this time for Jan Term or Summer School.

A 5% late fee (capped at $100) will be assessed according to the schedule below.  Any student with a past due balance will not be eligible to register for the next semester, participate in commencement, or obtain their transcript and/or diploma.   Registration cancellation will be processed for students with unpaid tuition, mandatory fees, room and board (billed and unbilled) on the date in the schedule below.      
 
REFUNDS
Refunds are first available within five (5) to seven (7) business days after financial aid has been credited (disbursed) to your student account.  Refunds will not be available before that time.  Disbursement of aid on your account is regulated based on the first day of class as indicated on the academic calendar for your classification.  The refund availability dates below are the earliest dates that the refunds will be available.  These dates are subject to satisfactory completion/submission of all needed information by the student.  The dates are subject to change and may be adjusted to comply with federal regulations governing refunds to students.

DIRECT DEPOSIT OF REFUNDS IS NOW AVAILABLE.  LOG INTO THE E-BILL SYSTEM AND SIGN UP.   

2014-15 Billing Schedule

Term/Monthly E-bill Term E-bill Generation Payment Due Date Late Fee Assessed Registration Cancellation
PM4 2014 Fall May 18, 2014 June 2, 2014 June 5, 2014 June 10, 2014
All students (except PM4 & those on a Payment Plan) 2014 Fall August 11, 2014 August 25, 2014 August 26, 2014 September 3, 2014
Last orientation group 2014 Fall August 22, 2014 August 29, 2014 N/A September 3, 2014
All students 2014 Fall September 10, 2014 October 1, 2014 October 2, 2014  
Evening College - B Term 2014 Fall October 10, 2014 October 20, 2014 October 21, 2014 October 25, 2014
All students (excluding Evening College - B Term) 2014 Fall October 10, 2014 November 1, 2014 November 2, 2014  
All students 2014 Fall November 10, 2014 December 1, 2014 December 2, 2014  
All students 2015 Jan term December 10, 2014      January 5, 2015 January 6, 2015 January 9, 2015
All students (except those on a Payment Plan) 2015 Spring January 12, 2015 January 26, 2015 January 27, 2015 February 2, 2015
All students   February 10, 2015 March 1, 2015 March 2, 2015  
All students   March 10, 2015 April 1, 2015 April 2, 2015  
All students   April 10, 2015 May 1, 2015 May 2, 2015  
All students 2015 Summer (registration prior to 6-5-2015) May 11, 2015 June 1, 2015 June 2, 2015 June 8, 2015
All students 2015 Summer (registration after 6-5-2015) June 10, 2015 July 7, 2015 July 8, 2015 July 10, 2015

2014-15 Refund Schedule

Term 1st Date Refunds Available Classification
2014 Fall June 2, 2014 PM4
2014 Fall August 11, 2014 Law 1st Year
2014 Fall August 18, 2014 Law-2,3, Pharmacy, Nursing, UN, ENVM
2014 Fall August 25, 2014 Undergrad, Grad, Grad Business, Metro
2015 Jan term January 12, 2015 All Jan term
2015 Spring January 12, 2015 Pharmacy, Nursing, UN, ENVM
2015 Spring January 12, 2015 Law
2015 Spring January 27, 2015 Undergrad, Grad, Grad Business, Metro
2015 Summer June 1, 2015 All Students
2013 Summer July 8, 2013 All Students

Fees - All Students 2013-14

The following fees apply to ALL Samford students and are nonrefundable, unless otherwise indicated.

Fees - All Students

Fee Amount Term
Vehicle Registration$20Year
Replacement Decal Vehicle Registration $10Incurred
ID replacement$15Incurred
Portfolio Evaluation Fee (per credit)$100Optional
Bank Return and Correction Fees$30Occurrence
Late Fee - billed account balance unpaid by the due date$5% of unpaid balance (max $100)
Reinstatement Fee$100ApplicableTerm
Payment Plan Setup Fee Fall & Spring$95each semester upon enrollment in payment plan
Payment Plan Late Enrollment Fee Fall & Spring$150each semester upon enrollment in payment plan
Payment Plan Late Fee Fall & Spring$1.5%assessed on the remaining balance in the payment plan
Freshman Orientation - All Freshmen Enrolled in Orientation - Summer$200each orientation session
Campus Life Fee - Full-time Fall & Spring$250each semester
Campus Life Fee - Part-time Fall & Spring$150each semester
Campus Life Fee - Undergraduate Clinical & Accelerated BSN Students Fall & Spring$25each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester

Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred

Undergraduate Day Student (Full-time and Part-time) Tuition and Fees 2013-14

Tuition

Fee Amount Term
Less than 12 or more than 18 credits - Fall & Spring (per credit)$853each semester
12 to 18 credits - Fall & Spring$12764each semester
All credits - Summer (per credit)$644Term
All credits - Jan. Term (per credit)$853Term
Audit - Degree Seeking (per credit)$853Term
Audit - Non-Degree Seeking (except Applied Music and Art)$853per credit as space is available - semester/term
Application Fee$40Nonrefundable
Application Fee - Undergrad Nursing IVMSON$35Nonrefundable
Tuition Deposit$250Nonrefundable
Tuition Deposit - Accelerated Nursing$500Nonrefundable

Residence Hall Fees - Double Occupancy 2013-14

Room

Fee Amount Term
Room Deposit$250Nonrefundable
Beeson Woods, West Campus - Fall & Spring$2563each semester
Evergreen Hall - Fall & Spring$2319each semester
Vail, Smith, Pittman - Fall & Spring$2231each semester
Student Apartments - Fall & Spring$1829each semester
West Campus - Summer 2014$734Term
All halls - Jan Term ‡$275Jan Term
West Village **$3975each semester

Board Plan

Fee Amount Term
19 meals/week + $130 declining balance (mandatory for entering freshmen and students who have earned less than 24 credits) Fall & Spring$2100each semester
12 meals/week + $130 declining balance ( earned at least 24 credits or in second year of residency) Fall & Spring$1686each semester
7 meals/week + $130 declining balance (earned at least 64 credits) Fall & Spring$1134each semester
19 meals/week - Summer 2014$595Term
12 meals/week - Summer 2014$460Term
19 meals/week - Jan Term$344Jan Term
12 meals/week - Jan Term$283Jan Term

Double rooms assigned for single occupancy are 150% of the rate for double-occupancy rooms. ‡Residence in University housing is limited during January and Summer terms to those students who are enrolled for at least one course at Samford University during the term of residence or to those students who are required to be in residence because of approved University activities such as band or intercollegiate athletics when classes are not in session. During Fall and Spring semesters, residence is limited to full-time students.** West Village is considered single occupancy with one bed per bedroom.

Special Course Fees - In Addition to Tuition 2013-14

Special Course Fees - In Addition to Tuition

Fee Amount Term
Chemistry Lab Fee (CHEM Laboratory Courses: CHEM 109, 206, 306, 316, 326, 370, 375)$150Per Course
Interior Design Fee (IARC Tec/Studio Courses)$175Term

Kinesiology/Nutrition Science Activity Fees - All students enrolled in the following PHED/UCFH courses

Fee Amount Term
Flying Disc Sports (PHED 103)$10Per Course
Aqua Aerobics (PHED 104)$10Per Course
Beginner/Intermediate Golf (PHED 105)$10Per Course
Tennis (PHED 106)$10Per Course
Fitness Walking (PHED 107)$10Per Course
Strength Training-Physical Conditioning (PHED 109)$10Per Course
Personal Fitness (PHED 110)$10Per Course
Basketball (PHED 112)$10Per Course
Racquetball-Badminton (PHED 113)$10Per Course
Aerobics (PHED 114)$10Per Course
Volleyball-Wallyball (PHED 115)$10Per Course
Beginning Social Dance-Women (PHED 117)$10Per Course
Beginning Social Dance-Men (PHED 118)$10Per Course
Fitness Swimming (PHED 120)$10Per Course
Yoga (PHED 127)$10Per Course
Soccer (PHED 131)$10Per Course
Lacrosse (PHED 132)$10Per Course
Beginning Swimming (PHED 133)$10Per Course
Intermediate Swimming (PHED 134)$10Per Course
Synchronized Swimming (PHED 135)$10Per Course
Fencing (PHED 136)$10Per Course
Lifeguard Training (PHED 137)$10Per Course
Water Safety Instructor Course (PHED 138)$10Per Course
Pilates (PHED 139)$10Per Course
Special Physical Activity (PHED 140)$10Per Course
Scuba (PHED 111)$200Per Course
Spin Cycling (PHED 122)$25Per Course
Concepts of Fitness & Health (UCFH 120) Fall & Spring$40Per Course
Concepts of Fitness & Health (UCFH 120) Jan. Term or Summer$25Per Course

Kinesiology/Nutrition Science Special Course Fees - all students enrolled in the following KINS courses

Fee Amount Term
Principles of Food Preparation (KINS 110)$125Per Credit
Activity Fee - First Aid and CPR (KINS 241)$25Per Course
Practicum in Athletic Training I (KINS 274)$25Per Course
Food, Culture, and Society (KINS 312)$125Per Course
Experimental Foods (KINS 414)$125Per Course
Sports Nutrition (KINS 477)$5Per Course

Special Program/School Fees

Fee Amount Term
Music: Applied Instruction - MUSA course(s)$175Per Credit
Music: Student Recital Fee$50per performance
Business School Administrative Fee - Fall & Spring$125each semester
Business School Administrative Fee - Jan. Term & Summer$50once each term
Education School Administrative Fee - Fall & Spring$100each semester
Freshman Orientation - All Freshmen Enrolled in Orientation - Summer$200each orientation session
International Student Fee (all international students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
Urban Exchange (formerly Neighbor Now SOSA) All students participating in Neighbor Now - Summer$260each session
Nursing Drug Screening Fee All Undergraduate Nursing Students: Non-accelerated Nursing: NURS 381, NURS 452 Accelerated Nursing: NUAD 381, NUAD 452$40charged twice - NURG381 and NURG452
Additional Nursing Drug Screening Fee - All Undergraduate Nursing Students (BSN & UN)$40Incurred
Nursing Clinical Practice Fees - All Undergraduate Nursing Students Non-accelerated Nursing: NURS 241; Accelerated Nursing NUAD 241$500one time charge
Nursing School Undergraduate Technology & ATI Fee - All Undergraduate / Accelerated Nursing Students with Class Level of Jr., Sr. or S5$300each semester/term
Samford Summer Adventure - Summer$350each session
School of the Arts Art Dept Student Fee undergrads$175each semester/term
School of the Arts Thea Dept Student Fee undergrads$175each semester/term
University Fellows Program Fee - UFWT 101, UFWT 201$350Per Course
Business Sports Marketing Fee - Fall & Spring$150each term
International Student Fee (all international students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150per semester
Campus Life Fee - Full-time Fall & Spring$250each semester
Campus Life Fee - Part-time Fall & Spring$150each semester
Campus Life Fee - Undergraduate Clinical & Accelerated BSN Students - Fall & Spring$25each semester
Insurance Premium - undergraduate students in College of Nursing$TBDannual (charge reversed if waiver is appropriately submitted)

Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred

Fees - English as a Second Language Program 2013-14

The following fees are nonrefundable, unless otherwise indicated.

Undergraduate International Students

Fee Amount Term
Full-time Tuition - Fall & Spring$6000each semester
Part-time Tuition - Fall & Spring$375Per Credit
Tuition - Summer$375Per Credit
Tuition - Jan. Term$1200Jan Term
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
Campus Life Fee Full-time - Fall & Spring$250each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term
English as a Second Language Tutoring$625per credit - if required

International Student Tuition and Fees 2013-14

The following fees apply to ALL Samford students and are nonrefundable, unless otherwise indicated.

Fees - All International Students

Fee Amount Term
Vehicle Registration$20Year
Replacement Decal Vehicle Registration$10Incurred
ID Replacement$15Incurred
Portfolio Evaluation Fee$100Per credit (optional)
Bank Return and Correction Fees$30Occurrence
Reinstatement Fee$100each semester/term, as applicable
Payment Plan Setup Fee Fall & Spring$95each semester upon enrollment in payment plan
Payment Plan Late Enrollment Fee Fall & Spring$150each semester upon enrollment in payment plan
Payment Plan Late Fee Fall & Spring$1.5%assessed on the remaining balance in the payment plan
Campus Life Fee - Full-time Fall & Spring$250each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester
Application Fee$40Nonrefundable
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term

Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred / Late Fee (billed account balance unpaid by the due date) 5% of unpaid balance (max $100)

Evening College Tuition and Fees 2013-14

The following fees apply to ALL Samford students and are nonrefundable, unless otherwise indicated.

Evening College

Fee Amount Term
All Credits (for degree or audit) $350per credit each semester/term
Application Fee$35each application
Campus Life Fee - Fall & Spring$50once each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150once each semester
Paralegal Research & Writing Lab Fee (ECPA123)$95per course each semester/term
Portfolio Evaluation Fee$100per credit - optional
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term

Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred

Graduate Tuition and Fees 2013-14

Business, Education, Environmental Management and the Arts

Fee Amount Term
Graduate Programs Education, Business, ENVM, Arts (for degree or audit)$722per credit each semester/term
Application Fee$35each application, nonrefundable
Business School Administration Fee - Fall & Spring$125each semester
Business School Administration Fee - Summer$100Term
Business School Administration Fee - Jan Term$50Jan Term
Campus Life Fee - Fall & Spring$100each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester
Education School Administration Fee - Fall & Spring$100each semester
English as a Second Language - International Students$375per credit - if required
ENVM Annual Administrative Fee - International Students$50each semester
Music - Applied Instruction (MUSA classes)$175per credit each semester/term
English as a Second Language - Tutoring$625per credit - if required
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term

Joint degrees - by classification / Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred

Graduate Nursing Tuition and Fees 2013-14

Graduate Nursing

Fee Amount Term
Doctor of Nursing (D.N.P.)$740per credit semester/term
Master of Science in Nursing$740per credit semester/term
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia$9086each semester/term
Nurse Anesthesia Continuation Fee MSN$1500each semester/term
Application fee - NursingCAS$65each application, nonrefundable
Initial Tuition Deposit M.S.N. for Nurse Anesthesia $1000Nonrefundable
Admission Deposit Nursing Graduate Program$750effective January 2014
Nursing Safety Screening Fee - CRNA (NUNA 582)$100one-time charge
Campus Life Fee – Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA - clinical)$25each semester/term
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester
Drug Screening Fee - CRNA (NUNA 662) (NUNA 584); MSN (NURG 601); DNP (NURG 700)$40one-time charge
Additional Drug Screening Fee CRNA, MSN, DNP$40Incurred
Technology Fee Nursing Grad School$150each semester/term
Typhon and Up-to-Date Clinical Fee (NURG 601)$500one-time charge
Typhon fee - (NURG700, NURG620; NURG660)$80one-time charge
Review Course for FNP - APEA (NURG605)$280one-time charge
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term

Joint Degrees - by classification / Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred /

Beeson Divinity School Tuition and Fees 2013-14

Beeson Divinity School

Fee Amount Term
Less than 9 credits, more than 16 credits - Fall & Spring$537per credit each semester
9-16 credits - Fall & Spring$5649each semester
All credits - Jan term and summer 2014$215per credit each semester
Doctor of Ministry$361per credit each semester/term
Doctor of Ministry Continuation Fee$1000each semester/term
Application Fee$35each application, nonrefundable
Doctor of Ministry Application Fee$50each application
Tuition Deposit$200Nonrefundable
Campus Life Fee - Fall & Spring$100each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester
Extension Division Regular and Institute Program$40Per Course
Extension Division Registration Fee$10each semester/term
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term

Joint degrees - by classification / Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred

Cumberland School of Law Tuition and Fees 2013-14

Cumberland School of Law

Fee Amount Term
Less than 10 credits, more than 16 credits - Fall & Spring$1177per credit each semester
Full-time, 10-16 credits - Fall & Spring$17938each semester
Abroad Program - Summer 2014$3989Each Summer Term
Master of Comparative Law - Summer 2014$5462Each Summer Term
Tuition Deposit$250Nonrefundable
Additional tuition deposit - due by June 1$500Nonrefundable
Application or Re-application fee$50each application
Campus Life Fee - Fall & Spring$100each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term

Joint law degrees - by classification / Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Tuition and Fees 2013-14

Pharmacy

Fee Amount Term
Less than 12 Credits, more than 21 Credits - Fall & Spring$1356per credit each semester
12 to 21 Credits - Fall & Spring$16690each semester
Tuition Deposit$450Nonrefundable
Application Fee$50per application
Campus Life Fee - Fall & Spring$100each semester
Campus Life Fee (PM4) - Fall & Spring$25each semester
Technology Fee - Fall & Spring$150each semester
Pharmacy Lab Supplies$325each academic year
Pharmacy Drug Screening Fee$80each academic year
London 4 weeks (PHRD 678 Section 01 and PHRD 679 Section 01)$950NoTerm
P4 Experiential Course Fee, Select Sites$600NoTerm
International Student Fee (all International students) Fall & Spring$50each semester
International Student Fee (all International students) Jan. Term & Summer$25once each term

Residence Halls (Pharmacy)*

Fee Amount Term
Beeson Woods, West Campus$4031June 2013 start date for Fall Semester
Evergreen$3787June 2013 start date for Fall Semester
Student Apartments$3297June 2013 start date for Fall Semester
Beeson Woods, West Campus$2563August start date for Fall Semester
Evergreen$2319August start date for Fall Semester
Student Apartments$1829August start date for Fall Semester
Beeson Woods, West Campus$2838Spring Semester
Evergreen$2594Spring Semester
Student Apartments$2104Spring Semester

Board Plan (Pharmacy)

Fee Amount Term
19 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$3290June 2013 start date for Fall Semester
12 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$2606June 2013 start date for Fall Semester
19 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$2100Aug. start date for Fall Semester
12 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$1686Aug. start date for Fall Semester
7 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$1134Aug. start date for Fall Semester
19 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$2443Spring Semester
12 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$2069Spring Semester
7 meals/week, plus $130 declining balance$1517Spring Semester

*double rooms assigned for single occupancy are 200% of the rate for double-occupancy rooms / Joint degree by classification / Insurance Premium - Per Term if Required and no waiver - Insurance Co-Pay - As incurred

London Terms 2013-14

 

Semester Fee      TBD (does not include tuition)
Spring 2013 - part of Jan Term TBD (does not include tuition)
Summer 2013 Term Fee TBD (does not include tuition)
Pharmacy Externship - 12 weeks TBD (does not include tuition)
Pharmacy Externship - 8 weeks TBD (does not include tuition)
Pharmacy Participation Fee TBD  
Theatre Fee TBD  
Explorer Fee TBD  

 

Other Services, Requirements and Costs

Activity Fees

Tennis, swimming, racquetball and many other recreational activities are available without charge. The field house has an indoor jogging track. Outdoor activities, such as white-water rafting, rappelling, etc., are sponsored by the Student Government Association. Fees are charged to cover the actual cost of these activities.

Check Cashing

The Bookstore is authorized to cash checks up to $50 per day for a student whose account is in good standing. The face of the check must have the student’s name, local address, and telephone number and student identification number.   Students must present a valid photo ID. A student who presents a check to Samford University that is not honored by the bank will be charged $30. If that check is not redeemed within 10 days of notification; the student may be subject to disciplinary or legal action. All check cashing privileges are revoked after the third returned check.

Medical Insurance for Students  

A student injury and sickness insurance plan is available to undergraduate and graduate students and their dependents.   All students will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage.Any student not able to provide proof of coverage will be required to obtain a policy from the University's approved carrier and the charge will be posted to the student's account.

Based upon Federal Regulations and University policy, all F and J visa holders must have health insurance coverage for themselves and all dependents during residency in the U.S.  Insurance may be obtained by the student independently or purchased through the University but must contain certain required coverage.  Proof of coverage is required before registering for classes.  Information about specific policy carriers, minimum coverage, and premium costs are available from the International Studies Office at (205) 726-2741.

Membership Fees  

Some student organizations have an annual membership fee.  In addition, Greek organizations have monthly dues along with an initiation fee. These fees are charged directly by such organizations and will not be posted on student accounts.

The Samford Card and Bulldog Bucks

All students are required to have an official Samford University photo ID (Samford Card), made and recorded by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management.  These IDs offer students a convenient, safe and easy way to make purchases and utilize campus services.  It is used as an identification card, meal card, library card, and for access to certain facilities.  With activation of Bulldog Bucks, the Samford Card can be used to make purchases on campus, as well as at local retailers and restaurants.  Bulldog Bucks work similarly to a checking account in that the deposited funds are debited each time a student makes a purchase.

ManageMyID will allow students, parents and employees to deposit money online, without any credit card fees, into Bulldog Bucks.  Using the link www.subulldogbucks.com, cardholders can budget their account by tracking spending and report a lost or stolen card at any time.

Student Telephone Services

Local telephone service is included in housing charges. Telephones are not included and must be provided by the student. Resident students can dial any local or intra-campus call with no additional charge. 

Samford no longer provides long-distance services to students. Most students use the long-distance services provided by their own cellular telephone service plan.  Students who need long distance services should make arrangements with a long distance carrier and use that carrier’s access (usually dialing an 800 number) to make long-distance calls. For more information regarding telephone service, contact Telephone Services at (205) 726-2996.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Office

Students seeking financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line at www.fafsa.gov. Our priority date is March 1 for the upcoming academic year.

Students who filed the FAFSA on or before that date will comprise the first group for which we package and award financial aid for the upcoming academic year. FAFSAs filed after March 1, will be processed in the order they are received. Students may obtain information regarding financial aid online at www.samford.edu/financialaid or by telephone at (205) 726-2905 or toll free at 1-800-888-7245. Students are encouraged to use these resources for questions regarding financial aid at Samford University.

Drop and Add Policy for All Students

Drops, adds and other changes in a student's class schedule that do not involve complete withdrawal from school are subject to the following rules.

1. During drop/add, if a schedule change results in a reduction of the student’s total credits (less than full-time), tuition may be adjusted within 30 days. Any reduction in a student’s course load may result in an adjustment in the student’s financial aid.

2. After the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty, dropping course(s) will not result in a reduction of charges for tuition or fees.

3. There are no refunds of fees unless the course related to the fee is dropped, or one withdraws as outlined here.

Charges will be adjusted according to these financial policies and the credits taken by the student. Complete withdrawal from the University is covered under the refund and withdrawal policy.

Withdrawal Refund Policy for All Students

Student Withdrawal

The University is required to contract for a substantial amount of goods and services in advance. Most of these expenses are fixed and are not subject to change on short notice. Under certain circumstances, refunds are available to students who officially withdraw from the University. A student desiring to withdraw from the University must obtain an official withdrawal form from the Office of Student Records. The form must be submitted to the Office of Student Records when it is completed. This policy applies to all terms including semesters, summer terms and Jan term. If a withdrawal results in a tuition reduction and the student has received financial aid, some of the aid could be required to be returned by the University. In such cases, the student will be required to reimburse the University. To further understand how Title IV Federal Student Aid is treated in a withdrawal situation, please refer to the Financial Aid Policies page.

Withdrawal Refund Policy for Fall and Spring Semester

1. In case of withdrawal or suspension within the first week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 100 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The first week of a semester ends on the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

2. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the first week of the semester, but before the end of the second week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 90 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The second week of a semester ends on the first Wednesday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

3. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the second week of the semester, but before the end of the third week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 75 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The third week of a semester ends on the second Wednesday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

4. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the third week of the semester, but before the end of the fifth week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 50 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The fifth week of a semester ends on the fourth Wednesday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

5. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the fifth week of the semester, but before the end of the ninth week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 25 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The ninth week of a semester ends on the eighth Wednesday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

6. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the ninth week of the semester, no refund of tuition or room rent is available.

7. In case of withdrawal or suspension, a board plan (meal charge) refund shall be calculated on a pro rata basis.

Withdrawal Refund Policy for Jan Term

Jan Term refunds are based on days instead of weeks, and the following applies. In case of withdrawal or suspension:

  • On first and second day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 100 percent.
  • On the third day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 90 percent.
  • On the fourth day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 75 percent.
  • On the fifth day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 50 percent.
  • On the sixth day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 25 percent.
  • After the sixth day of classes, no tuition and room rent refund is available.
  • Board plan (meal charge) refund will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

Withdrawal Refund Policy for Summer Term

Summer term refunds are based on the number of weeks as follows:

1. In case of withdrawal or suspension before the end of the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty, the student may receive a refund of 100 percent of tuition and room rent for that term.

2. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty, but before the end of the first week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 90 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. The first week of the term ends on the first Friday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

3. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the first week of the term but before the end of the second week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 75 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. The second week of the term ends on the second Friday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

4. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the second week of the term but before the end of the third week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 50 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. The third week of the term ends on the third Friday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

5. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the third week of the term but before the end of the fourth week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 25 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. The fourth week of the term ends on the fourth Friday following the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty.

6. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the fourth week, no refund of tuition and room rent is available.

7. In case of withdrawal or suspension, a board plan (meal charge) refund shall be calculated on a pro rata basis.

Refund Appeal

Students or parents who believe that they have individual circumstances warranting an exception to published refund policies may appeal. To appeal, the student or parent should contact:

University Registrar 
Office of Student Records
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35229

Contact Bursar's Office

Direct phone: 205-726-2816
Toll free: 1-800-888-7214
Fax: 205-726-2184
E-mail: broffice@samford.edu

Mailing address:
Samford University
Bursar's Office
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229