The mission of the Office of Financial Aid at Samford University is to assist students and their families in financing the costs associated with obtaining a Samford education. The Office of Financial Aid is located on the first floor of Samford Hall. Office hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
To ensure consideration for all potential sources of funds, students are strongly encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]. The FAFSA may be filed annually after January 1 of each year at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The priority date for completing the application process is March 1 preceding the beginning of the applicable academic year. This means that the FAFSA should be received by the federal processor on or before March 1. Students in this priority group will be the first for whom Samford packages and awards financial assistance. Applications for financial assistance received after March 1 will be processed on a rolling basis.
Samford provides considerable financial resources to students who have the capacity to contribute to the life and values of the campus community and to benefit from educational experiences offered by the university. If a student receiving institutional aid (e.g., academic, leadership, athletic, ministerial) is responsible for a value violation, and the sanction is loss of privilege, probation, residence hall suspension, university suspension or expulsion, the person and/or department head responsible for recommending the aid award to the student will be notified and the award may be cancelled for a period of time.