Tuition and Fees Payment Guidelines
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.
Undergraduate students registering during the
early registration period will receive an e-bill approximately 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 stated
official financial policy found at www.samford.edu/admin/bursar/policy.html. 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
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
Late Fee Appeals
To appeal the late fee, students may file an on-line
appeal via the portal at https://portal.samford.edu/cp/home/displaylogin. After logging in, go to BANNER
tab, the Student Financial Aid Tab and select Bursar: File a Late Fee Appeal or
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
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 the balance in full, plus a $100
reinstatement fee. Following this payment, the student will receive a clearance
slip from the Bursar’s Office to provide to Student Records as required to
re-establish the student’s 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.
generation, payment, late fee assessment and registration cancellation dates
for each semester/monthly e-bill are noted on the payment schedule at:
Payment Schedule: http://www4.samford.edu/admin/bursar/payschedule.html
Make payment – E-bill system link: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20180_tsa/web/login.jsp
International students wire payment option: http://www.samford.edu/international-students/wire-payments.aspx
Students may not register for the next semester,
receive transcripts, participate in commencement or receive a diploma until
past due amounts are cleared. Other
departments may, such as the student health center may also have holds in place
to restrict next semester registration, transcript requests, and commencement
participation or to receive a diploma.
Students must contact that department to resolve the hold
placement. The Bursar’s Office does not
have permission to release the holds placed by another department.
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.