In an attempt to offer an alternative to additional borrowing, Samford University 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 2019-2020 academic year. If you participated in past years, please know plan details may have changed and may operate differently. Plans are available for fall and spring terms only. Jan Term charges may be rolled into the spring plan, if you are also enrolled in the spring term. There are no payment plans for summer school.

Failure to enroll in the fall 2019 payment plan will make your semester balance due in full on September 3, 2019.  The same is true for those who do not enroll in a spring 2020 payment plan.  Your payment is due in full on January 29, 2020.

If you have questions regarding payment plans, please contact the One Stop at onestop@samford.edu or 205-726-2905. Questions about your student financial account or financial aid at Samford University may be answered by contacting the One Stop at onestop@samford.edu, or by calling 205-726-2905.

Eligibility Requirements

  • We recommend you be completely registered with room and board charges (if applicable) in place before enrolling in a plan, and also have all financial aid paperwork and processing completed.
  • Changes in tuition, fees, room, board, and other charges and/or financial aid after enrolling in a plan will affect remaining payments.
  • No outstanding or past due balance from any prior terms.
  • Enroll in a plan during the specified open enrollment period.

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Fall 2019 Payment Plan

Five-Installment Plan

  • Enrollment in this plan opens on July 15, 2019, and closes on August 5, 2019.
  • A 20% down payment required for assessed eligible charges is due immediately at the time of enrollment, plus a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee.
  • Four remaining payments due on the fifth 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 Plan

  • Enrollment in this plan opens on July 15, 2019, and closes on September 3, 2019.
  • A 25% down payment required for assessed eligible charges is due immediately at the time of enrollment, plus a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee.
  • Three remaining payments due on the fifth day of October, November, and December.
  • Payments are due regardless of day of the week or holidays.
  • Down payment and three 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

  • All current term charges are eligible for inclusion in the plan.
  • Prior balances cannot be included in the plan.

Other Details

  • Failure to enroll in the Fall 2019 payment plan will make your semester balance due in full on September 3, 2019.
  • No late enrollment available.
  • Late installment payments may jeopardize ability to continue in the current plan and any future plans.
  • A $100 late fee will be assessed for any past due installment balance above $250.
  • Evening College students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in Term A or both Terms A and B.
  • Evening College students enrolled in Term B only are not eligible
  • Enrollment in the payment plan is PER TERM and is not automatic.

Please note: We are no longer able to allow a 529 payment to serve as your down payment in the plan. You may still utilize 529 funds to pay all or part of your balance by requesting a check with your student name and ID number to be mailed to Samford, but if you wish to enroll in a payment plan, you must enroll online and will be required to pay 20%-25% of your balance, depending on which plan you select, plus a $75 enrollment fee at the time of enrollment. Any 529 payments received before you enroll in the plan will pay down your overall balance, resulting in lower installments. Any 529 payments received after you enroll in a plan will pay down the next installment due. Online payment options are e-check or credit card (a 2.85% service fee is charged for credit cards).

Spring 2020 Payment Plan

Four-Installment Plan

  • Enrollment in this plan opens on January 15, 2020, and closes on January 29, 2020.
  • A 25% down payment required for assessed eligible charges is due immediately at the time of enrollment, plus a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee.
  • Three remaining payments due on the fifth day of March, April, and May.
  • Payments are due regardless of weekends or holidays.
  • Down payment and three 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.
Note: There is not a five-installment option for spring 2020.

Eligible Charges

  • All current term charges are eligible for inclusion in the plan.
  • Prior balances cannot be included in the plan, except for Jan Term 2020 charges.

Other Details

  • Failure to enroll in the spring 2020 payment plan will make your semester balance due in full on January 29, 2020.
  • No late enrollment available.
  • Late installment payments may jeopardize ability to continue in the current plan and any future plans.
  • A $100 late fee will be assessed for any past due installment balance above $250.
  • Evening College students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in Term A or both Terms A and B.
  • Evening College students enrolled in Term B only are not eligible.

Please note: We are no longer able to allow a 529 payment to serve as your down payment in the plan. You may still utilize 529 funds to pay all or part of your balance by requesting a check with your student name and ID number to be mailed to Samford, but if you wish to enroll in a payment plan, you must enroll online and will be required to pay 20%-25% of your balance, depending on which plan you select, plus a $75 enrollment fee at the time of enrollment. Any 529 payments received before you enroll in the plan will pay down your overall balance, resulting in lower installments. Any 529 payments received after you enroll in a plan will pay down the next installment due. Online payment options are e-check or credit card (a 2.85% service fee is charged for credit cards).