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Samford University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$36,700 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,528 tuition
$9,372 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$800 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$36,700 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,528 tuition
$9,372 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$800 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$12,448 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($4,823 avg)
23% get state aid ($540 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($12,448 avg)
40% get loans ($8,152 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.28% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.28% 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 $13,209 98%
Federal Grant Aid $4,823 14%
Pell Grants $3,930 14%
Other Federal Grants $1,200 10%
Institution Grant Aid $12,448 97%
State Grant Aid $540 23%
Student Loans $8,152 40%
Federal Loans $7,034 39%
Other Loans $12,032 4%

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 $853
Out of State $853


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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