Merit-based scholarships are not the only way to pay for college. Samford University is dedicated to making education affordable for students through a variety of need-based options. Maximize your eligibility for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Aid will be awarded on an as-available basis after this date.

Financing Options

Several options are available for financing your education at Samford. The university offers payment plans and student employment, while the federal government (U.S. Department of Education and the Treasury Department) and private education lenders offer long-term loans in the name of the student, the student and a co-signer and/or a parent.

My parents were happy I had listened to the Lord, but concerned with where the money for Samford would come from. After weeks of prayer, I was awarded multiple scholarships and was able to make Samford my home. I am enjoying Samford to the fullest, and every day I am reminded that God leaves the best for those who leave their decisions to Him.—Claire McKee