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Samford University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$40,232 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,552 tuition
$9,830 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$850 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$40,232 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,552 tuition
$9,830 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$850 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,524 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
11% get federal aid ($4,828 avg)
27% get state aid ($741 avg)
95% get institn'l aid ($13,524 avg)
35% get loans ($8,953 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.75% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.75% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $14,122 96%
Federal Grant Aid $4,828 11%
Pell Grants $4,308 11%
Other Federal Grants $964 6%
Institution Grant Aid $13,524 95%
State Grant Aid $741 27%
Student Loans $8,953 35%
Federal Loans $5,836 34%
Other Loans $19,401 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240
(205) 726-2011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $955
Out of State $955


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Anna from Huntsville, AL
  • May-20-2017 I am a current student here

    Samford tries hard to give a bang for the buck, but I would like to see the money put in some other places. It would be nice if they used some money to improve the dorms instead of building new buildings or planting more flowers. But I do like that samford is worth the money because of the more rigorous academics and professors who get to know you. They also work hard to put together great student activities like connections weekend, lighting of the way, the easter egg hunt, and step sing. They make sure to have quality free food and good entertainment. Local businesses also come and have a huge free giveaway.

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  • 5
  • Abby from AL
  • Feb-19-2017 I am a current student here

    The Samford Experience has so many facets it's hard to describe it completely. Be prepared to fall in love with a beautiful campus, friendly, caring staff, and awesome students.

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  • Kathleen from Birmingham, AL
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Samford is a private university, and thus fairly expensive, but compared to other private universities, I think Samford offers a great education for the money.

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  • 1
  • Elizabeth from Homewood, AL
  • Sep-09-2013 I am a current student here

    You could get just as good of an education at a much cheaper public school. Having Samford on your resume is not going to be terribly impressive.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Lookout Mountain, TN
  • Apr-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, it is expensive, but I have never felt like I was paying to much to go to Samford. The campus is beautiful, the professors are wonderful, and I know I am getting my money's worth.

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