Other Services, Requirements and Costs
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.
Medical Insurance for Students
students are required to carry health insurance while enrolled at
Students in the Schools of
Nursing and Pharmacy are required to provide proof of current personal health
insurance coverage. Each semester,
students in the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy are automatically enrolled in
the University sponsored student health insurance plan. There is a charge
for this coverage. To have the charge removed from his/her Samford
account, a pharmacy/nursing student must provide proof of insurance by
completing the insurance waiver at http://www.firststudent.com/schools/SamfordUniversity/waive_insurance.html.
upon federal regulations and University policy, all F and J visa holders are
required to carry insurance that meets certain coverage requirements.
Information about specific policy carriers, minimum coverage, and premium costs
is available from the International Studies Office at (205) 726-4334.
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
Students have a large
investment in personal property, such as textbooks, computers, tablets,
televisions, DVDs, DVD players, radios, cell phones, cameras, calculators, refrigerators,
and clothing. Each year, college
students lose millions of dollars’ worth of personal property through theft,
vandalism, water or fire. Samford
University is not liable for a student’s personal property should a loss occur
All students, especially those who live in
residence halls, should insure their personal property either through their
parent’s homeowners insurance or through a private insurance policy. The
University has established an insurance program through National Student
Services, Inc. This insurer provides
personal property insurance for students at over 1,000 colleges and
universities. For more information on student personal property insurance see www.nssi.com or pick up a brochure at the Residence Life
Office, University Center 106.
Financial Aid Information
Students seeking financial aid should file the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line at www.fafsa.ed.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 http://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