Tuition and Fees

Legal education is an investment in your future. It requires careful planning, attentive management of financial resources and deliberate lifestyle choices. Cumberland School of Law recognizes the rising costs of legal education and makes every effort to manage costs while ensuring students receive the highest quality legal education.

The law school’s tuition remains competitive with other private law schools in the region. Students enrolled in 10-16 credit hours per semester are considered full-time students. Full-time tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $37,328. Tuition for the Flex-Time program is $1,225 per credit hour. Other expenses associated with the cost of attendance are listed in the Student Budget. Samford University charges a technology fee to assist with technology upgrades across the campus. The technology fee for spring and fall terms is $175/term. In addition, the activity fee is $100/term.


Tuition for 2016 entering first-year summer coursework is $6,005. Summer tuition for upper-level students is $1,200 per credit hour.

Samford University’s Office of Financial Aid for Graduate School is committed to helping students make informed decisions as they review and discuss various financing options available for legal education.



You can get started on the financial aid process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.