Samford University

Payment Plan

In an attempt to offer an alternative to additional borrowing, Samford provides interest free payment plan options for all students enrolled in fall and/or spring semesters. Below is a brief description of the options available for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you participated in past years, please note the plan details have changed and will operate differently than in years past. We no longer offer estimated plans. Please take time to explore the information below concerning the new plans available for the 2015-2016 academic year. Failure to enroll in a payment plan will make your balance due in full by the first day of the semester, August 17, 2015.

If you have questions regarding payment plans, please contact Pam Thornton at pthornto@samford.edu or (205) 726-2773. Questions about your student financial account at Samford University may be answered by contacting the Bursar's Office at broffice@samford.edu or (800) 888-7214. For questions concerning Financial Aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at ofa@samford.edu or (800) 888-7245.

Eligibility Requirements

  • It is recommended for you to be fully registered and have room and board charges (if applicable) in place before enrolling in a plan
  • Changes in tuition, room and board charges, and/or financial aid after enrolling in a plan will affect remaining payments
  • No outstanding or past due balance from any prior terms
  • Charges must be in excess of $1,000
  • Enroll in a plan during the specified open enrollment period (there is no late enrollment period)

Fall 2015 Payment Plan Options

Five Payment Option

  • Enrollment in plan opens around July 15, 2015 and closes on July 31, 2015
  • 20% down payment required for assessed eligible charges is due immediately at the time of enrollment, plus a $75 non-refunded enrollment fee
  • Four remaining payments due on the first day of September, October, November, and December
  • Payments are due regardless of day of the week or holidays
  • Down payment and four subsequent payments are based on assessed eligible charges and financial aid on your student account at the time of enrollment. Changes in financial aid, tuition, fees, meal plans, housing, etc... will result in plan adjustments.

Four Installment Option

  • Enrollment in plan opens on August 1, 2015 and closes on August 17, 2015
  • 25% down payment required for assessed eligible charges is due immediately at the time of enrollment, plus a $75 non-refunded enrollment fee
  • Three remaining payments due on the first day of October, November, and December
  • Payments are due regardless of day of the week or holidays
  • Down payment and four subsequent payments are based on assessed eligible charges and financial aid on your student account at the time of enrollment. Changes in financial aid, tuition, fees, meal plans, housing, etc... will result in plan adjustments.

Eligible Charges

  • No prior balances can be rolled into the plan 
  • Tuition charged for fall and summer terms
  • Room and Board charged for fall and summer terms
  • Mandatory fees charged for fall and summer terms
    • Technology Fee
    • Campus Life Fee
    • Class/Lab specific fees
    • Other program specific fees

Ineligible Charges

  • Library fines
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Student Health Charges
  • Parking/traffic fines
  • Residence hall cleaning fees
  • Other non-mandatory fees, charges, and fines

Other Details

  • No late enrollment available
  • Late installment payments may jeopardize ability to continue in the current plan and any future plans
  • A 1.5% late fee will be assessed for any remaining plan balance
  • Evening College students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in Term A or both Terms A & B
  • Evening College students enrolled in Term B only are not eligible