Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the coming academic year is usually determined in April. Tuition must be paid by the first day of each semester/term whether or not a student has class that day. Tuition may be paid online or at the Bursar’s Office. Policies and methods for tuition and fee payment can be found in the Samford University catalog and the Bursar’s Office website. Since most students are employed full-time there is no graduate assistant program offered through the BSOB. For scholarship information, please see the scholarship page on our website.
2013-2014 Tuition: $722 per credit ($2,166 per course)
2013-2014 Graduate Fees
- Student Technology Fee: $150/fall or spring semester
- Campus Life Fee: $100/fall or spring semester
- Business Administrative Fee: $125/fall or spring semester, $100/summer term, and $50/Jan term
A financial assistance program administered by the Financial Aid Office (FAO) has been established to aid students in attending Samford University. For any financial aid questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 205-726-2905.
The mission of the FAO at Samford University is to assist students in financing the costs associated with obtaining a Samford education. The FAO is located in the Admissions/Financial Aid suite on the first floor of Samford Hall. Office hours are 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday.
Most graduate students are eligible to receive the Federal Stafford Loan. Lending institutions make these loans directly to the students. The application process begins with certification of the application by the FAO. Application forms, available through FAO or lending institutions, should be processed through the FAO at least 10 weeks before registration. There are two types of Federal Stafford Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. Need-based Stafford loans are subsidized (interest is paid by the federal government); on unsubsidized loans, interest is charged on the loan from the time funds are disbursed.
Continuing Student Scholarships
Russell Stanley Scholarship: Students enrolled in an MBA entrepreneurship elective course are considered for a $1000 scholarship named for a graduate of the MBA program who died suddenly in 1997. Russell was a great advocate of Samford's entrepreneurship focus.
Chris Morgan Scholarship: Chris Morgan was an MBA student when he passed away in 1998. A scholarship fund established in his name helps selected students meet tuition expenses.
Other scholarship money may be available from time to time. Current and prospective students should make scholarship inquiries at the Office of Academic Programs. There is no application process for these scholarships -- all students are considered and selected based on academic performance and progress in the program.