2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees - Graduate


Tables - Basic and Graduate  
 

Billing, Refund, and Tuition and Fees Tables

University Fees - All Students
for Academic Year 2019-2020

The following fees apply to ALL Samford students, unless otherwise indicated, and are nonrefundable.
Description Student Classification Expense/Notes
Application Fee All Students - Except D.Min & Nursing $35/application
Application Fee All Doctor of Ministry Students $50/application
Application Fee All Graduate Nursing Students $50/application
Bank Return and Correction Fee All Students $30/occurrence
Campus Life Fee All Students - Except Clinical Students $100/semester
Campus Life Fee All Clinical Students $25/semester
Digital Learning All Students $100/online/hybrid course
Graduation Fee All Students $100/occurrence
(except Joint/Dual Degrees)
Greek Life Fee All Students $75/semester
ID Replacement All Students $25/replacement
International Student Fee All International Students $50/semester - Fall & Spring
International Student Fee All International Students $25/term - Summer & Jan Term
Portfolio Evaluation Fee All Students $100/credit
Reinstatement Fee All Students $100/term, as applicable
Replacement Vehicle Decal All Students $10/replacement
Study Abroad All Students varies by trip
Technology Fee All Students $175/semester
Vehicle Registration All Students $30/semester

NOTE: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.


 

Billing Schedule
for Academic Year 2019-2020

Student Classification Year/Term Bill
Generation
Payment
Due Date
Registration Cancellation
All students 2019 Fall 8/12/19 9/3/19 9/4/19
Last Orientation Group 2019 Fall 8/23/19 9/3/19 9/4/19
All students 2019 Fall 9/10/19 10/5/19 n/a
All students 2019 Fall 10/10/19 11/5/19 n/a
All students 2019 Fall 11/11/19 12/5/19 n/a
All students 2020 Jan Term 1/10/20 1/29/20 n/a
All students 2020 Spring 1/10/20 1/29/20 1/30/20
All students 2020 Spring 2/10/20 3/5/20 n/a
All students 2020 Spring 3/10/20 4/5/20 n/a
All students 2020 Spring 4/10/20 5/5/20 n/a
All students 2020 Summer 5/11/20 6/5/20 6/8/20
All students 2020 Summer 6/10/20 7/12/20 n/a

Commencement Note: Students participating in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 commencement must clear their accounts before diplomas will be released.

NOTE 1: Payment schedule dates for all terms are subject to change.
NOTE 2: Any student with a past due balance will not be eligible to register for the next semester or obtain his/her transcript or diploma. Registration cancellation will be processed for all students with unpaid tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board (billed and unbilled) on the date in the schedule above.


 

Refund Schedule
for Academic Year 2019-2020

Student Classification Year/Term Refund Availability
Any student with fall start date of 8/19/19 2019 Fall 8/19/19
Any student with fall start date of 8/26/19 2019 Fall 8/26/19
Professional Studies Fall Term B students only 2019 Fall 10/14/19
Any Jan Term Student 2020 Jan Term 1/9/20
Any student with spring start date of 1/6/20 2020 Spring 1/9/20
Any student with spring start date of 1/21/20 2020 Spring 1/21/20
Professional Studies Spring Term B students only 2020 Spring 3/16/20
Any student with summer start date of 5/11/20 2020 Summer 5/11/20
Any student with summer start date of 6/1/20, 5/27/20, or 5/18/20 except those enrolled only in second Summer term 2020 Summer 6/1/20
Any student with summer start date of 7/6/20 2020 Summer 7/6/20

Refunds: Refunds are available within ten (10) business days after financial aid has been credited (disbursed) to the student’s account. Refunds will not be available before that time. Disbursement of aid on a student account is regulated based on the student’s first day of class. The refund availability dates above are the earliest dates refunds will be available. These dates are subject to satisfactory completion/submission of all needed information by the student. The dates are subject to change and may be adjusted to comply with federal regulations governing refunds to students.


 

Meal Plans
for Academic Year 2019-2020

Meal plans for graduate students are optional. Samford does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Meal Plans
19 Meals/week + $200 Dining Dollars All Graduate Students who choose this plan $2,505/semester Fall & Spring
12 Meals/week + $250 Dining Dollars All Graduate Students who choose this plan $1,919/semester Fall & Spring
7 Meals/week + $300 Dining Dollars All Graduate Students who choose this plan $1,299semester Fall & Spring
80 Meal Block + $400 Dining Dollars All Graduate Students who choose this plan $1,299/semester Fall & Spring
19 Meals/week - Summer All Graduate Students who choose this plan $614/term Summer
12 Meals/week - Summer All Graduate Students who choose this plan $492/term Summer
19 Meals/week - Jan Term All Graduate Students who choose this plan $354/term Jan Term
12 Meals/week - Jan Term All Graduate Students who choose this plan $303/term Jan Term

 


Graduate Tuition and Fees Tables

Howard College of Arts & Sciences, School of the Arts,
Brock School of Business, and Orlean Beeson School of Education*
Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020

The following tuition and fees apply to Samford Graduate/Doctoral Students enrolled in Business, Education, Environmental Management, Interior Architecture, or Music. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Tuition & Fees
All credits
(for degree or audit)
All Graduate Students in Business, Education, Environmental Management, Interior Architecture or Music $862/credit  
Business - Academic Program Fee All Graduate Business students $150/semester Fall & Spring
Education - Academic Program Fee All Graduate Education students $100/semester Fall & Spring
Music - Applied Instruction All Graduate Music Students in an MUSA classes $210/credit Up to 3 credits per student, per semester

*Covers graduate/doctoral students in programs offered by Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, or School of the Arts. For tuition and fees for graduate/doctoral/professional students in Divinity, Health Professions, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Public Health, see those separate tables.

NOTE 1: Joint Degrees are charged tuition by classification.
NOTE 2: Click here to see a list of University Fees that apply to ALL students.
NOTE 3: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.


 

Beeson School of Divinity
Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020*

The following tuition and fees apply to Samford Divinity students. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Tuition
Tuition Deposit All Divinity Students $200/upon acceptance Nonrefundable
Less than 9 credits Part-Time Master’s Degree Divinity Students (M.Div. & M.A.T.S.) $725/credit Fall & Spring
9 to 12 credits Full-Time M.Div. Students $7,620/semester Fall & Spring
More than 12 credits Full-Time M.Div. Students $725/credit Fall & Spring
9 to 13 credits Full-Time M.A.T.S. Students $7,620/semester Fall & Spring
More than 13 credits Full-Time M.A.T.S. Students $725/credit Fall & Spring
All credits - Summer All Divinity Students $290/credit Summer
Doctor of Ministry All Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Students $470/credit  
Doctor of Ministry Continuation Fee All D.Min. Students granted extension beyond fourth year $1,000/semester  

M.Div.=Master of Divinity | M.A.T.S.=Master of Arts in Theological Studies | D.Min.=Doctor Ministry
*For complete details and additional information, contact the Director of Admission, Beeson School of Divinity, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229-2252 or phone (205) 726-2066 or (800) 888-8266.

NOTE 1: Joint Degrees are charged tuition by classification.
NOTE 2: Click here to see a list of University Fees that apply to ALL students.
NOTE 3: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.


 

School of Health Professions 
Graduate Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020

The following tuition and fees apply to Samford Graduate & Doctoral Students in the School of Health Professions. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Tuition & Fees
Graduate Athletic Training Program*
Athletic Training - Tuition Deposit All Athletic Training Students $500/upon admission Nonrefundable
Athletic Training - Tuition All Athletic Training Students $862/credit  
Athletic Training - 1st Year Student Fee All Athletic Training Students-Y1 $550/course Charged with KINE 501  
Athletic Training - 2nd Year Student Fee All Athletic Training Students-Y2 $300/course Charged with KINE 660  
Graduate Speech Language Pathology Program**
Speech Language Pathology - Tuition Deposit All Speech Language Pathology Students $500/upon admission Nonrefundable
Speech Language Pathology - Tuition All Speech Language Pathology Students $862/credit  
Speech Language Pathology - 1st Year Student Fee All Speech Language Pathology Students-Y1 $600/course Charged with SLPA 500  
Speech Language Pathology - 2nd Year Student Fee All Speech Language Pathology Students-Y2 $680/course Charged with SLPA 601  
Speech Language Pathology - Non-Background Student Fee All Non-Background Speech Language Pathology Students $200/course Charged with SLPA 526  
Graduate Physician Assistant Studies Program***
Physician Assistant Studies - Tuition Deposit All Physician Assistant Studies Students $1,000/upon admission Nonrefundable
Physician Assistant Studies - Tuition All Physician Assistant Studies Students $12,143/term 3 terms per year
Physician Assistant Studies - 1st Year Student Fee All Physician Assistant Studies Students-Y1 $1,560/course Charged with PAST 501  
Doctoral Audiology Program**
Audiology - Tuition Deposit All Doctoral Audiology Students $500/upon admission Nonrefundable
Audiology - Tuition All Doctoral Audiology Students $11,485/term 3 terms per year
Audiology - 1st Year Student Fee All Doctoral Audiology Students-Y1 $670/course Charged with DAUD 700  
Audiology - 2nd Year Student Fee All Doctoral Audiology Students-Y2 $250/course Charged with DAUD 751  
Audiology - 3rd Year Student Fee All Doctoral Audiology Students-Y3 $285/course Charged with DAUD 801  
Audiology - 4th Year Student Fee All Doctoral Audiology Students-Y4 $25/course Charged with DAUD 899  
Doctoral Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapy - Tuition Deposit All Doctoral Physical Therapy Students $1,000/upon admission Nonrefundable
Physical Therapy - Tuition All Doctoral Physical Therapy Students $11,715/term 3 terms per year
Physical Therapy - 1stYear Student All Doctoral Physical Therapy Students-Y1 $1000/course Charged with PHTH 731  
Physical Therapy - 2nd Year Student All Doctoral Physical Therapy Students-Y2 $300/course Charged with PHTH 781  
Physical Therapy - 3rd Year Student All Doctoral Physical Therapy Students-Y3 $400/course Charged with PHTH 763  

*The graduate Athletic Training program falls under the Department of Kinesiology.
**The graduate Speech Language Pathology program and the doctoral Audiology program fall under the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
***The graduate Physician Assistant Studies program falls under the Department of Physician Assistant Studies (pending official approval).

NOTE 1: Joint Degrees are charged tuition by classification.
NOTE 2: Click here to see a list of University Fees that apply to ALL students.
NOTE 3: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.


 

Ida Moffett School of Nursing
Graduate Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020

The following tuition and fees apply to Samford Graduate & Doctoral Students in the School of Nursing. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Tuition & Fees
Graduate & Doctoral Nursing Programs (excluding Nurse Anesthesia)
Nursing - Tuition Deposit All Graduate Nursing Students (excl NA) $750/upon admission Nonrefundable
Nursing - Tuition All Graduate Nursing Students (excl NA) $862/credit  
Nursing - Grad Nursing Drug Screening Fee All Graduate Nursing Students $40/occurrence Charged with NURG 720 , NURG 740  
Nursing - FNP Drug Screening Fee All Family Nurse Practitioner Students $40/occurrence Charged with NURG 601  
Nursing - FNP-ENP Cert-Only Program Fee All FNP-ENP Certificate-Only Students $300/one-time charge Charged only during the first semester
Nursing - FNP Review Course All Family Nurse Practitioner Students $350/one-time charge Charged with NURG 777  
Nursing - FNP Clinical Fee All Family Nurse Practitioner Students $530/one-time charge Charged with NURG 601  
Nursing - Typhon Fee All Graduate Nursing Students $90/one-time charge Charged with NURG 720 , NURG 740  
Graduate & Doctoral Nurse Anesthesia Program
Nurse Anesthesia - Tuition Deposit All Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Students (MSN or DNP) $1,000/upon acceptance Nonrefundable
Nurse Anesthesia - Tuition All Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Students (MSN or DNP) $10,485/term  
Nurse Anesthesia - Continuation Fee All Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Students $1,500/occurrence  
Nurse Anesthesia - Clinical Fee All Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Students $400/course Charged with NUNA 584 , NUNA 662 , NUNA 792  
Nurse Anesthesia - Drug Screening Fee All Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Students $40/occurrence Charged with NUNA 584 , NUNA 662 , NUNA 792  

DNP=Doctor of Nursing Practice | ENP=Emergency Nurse Practitioner | FNP=Family Nurse Practitioner | MSN=Master of Science in Nursing | NA=Nurse Anesthesia

NOTE 1: Joint Degrees are charged tuition by classification.
NOTE 2: Click here to see a list of University Fees that apply to ALL students.
NOTE 3: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.


 

McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Doctoral Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020

The following tuition and fees apply to Samford Pharmacy Students (Doctoral). Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Tuition & Fees
Tuition Deposit All Pharmacy Students $500/upon acceptance Nonrefundable
Less than 10 credits Part-Time Pharmacy Students $1,565/credit  
More than 21 credits Full-Time Pharmacy Students $1,565/credit  
Annual Tuition All Pharmacy Students $38,521/year  
Pharmacy Drug Screening Fee All Pharmacy Students $95/year  
Pharmacy Resource Fee Full-Time Pharmacy Students $400/semester  

NOTE 1: Click here to see a list of University Fees that apply to ALL students.
NOTE 2: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.


 

School of Public Health 
Graduate Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020

The following tuition and fees apply to Samford Graduate Students in the School of Public Health. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Tuition
Graduate Dietetic Internship Program*
Dietetic Internship - Tuition Deposit All Graduate Dietetic Internship Students $1,000/upon admission Nonrefundable
Dietetic Internship - Tuition All Graduate Dietetic Internship Students $862/credit  
Dietetic Internship - Lab Fee All Graduate Dietetic Internship Students $225/course Charged with NUTR 504  
Graduate Health Informatics & Information Management Program
Health Informatics/Info Mgt - Tuition Deposit All Graduate Health Info/Info Mgt Students $500/upon admission Nonrefundable
Health Informatics/Info Mgt - Tuition All Graduate Health Info/Info Mgt Students $862/credit  
Health Informatics/Info Mgt - Drug Screen Fee All Graduate Health Info/Info Mgt Students $40/occurrence Charged with HIIM 500 ; HIIM 699  
Graduate Healthcare Administration Program
Healthcare Administration - Tuition Deposit All Graduate Healthcare Admin Students $500/upon admission Nonrefundable
Healthcare Administration - Tuition All Graduate Healthcare Admin Students $862/credit  
Healthcare Administration - 1st Yr Student Fee All Graduate Healthcare Admin Students-Y1 $200/course Charged with MHCA 500  
Healthcare Administration - 2nd Yr Student Fee All Graduate Healthcare Admin Students-Y2 $100/course Charged with MHCA 600  
Healthcare Administration - Drug Screen Fee All Graduate Healthcare Admin Students $40/occurrence Charged with MHCA 612  
Graduate Nutrition & Dietetics Program
Nutrition & Dietetics - Tuition Deposit All Graduate Nutrition & Dietetics Students $500/upon admission Nonrefundable
Nutrition & Dietetics - Tuition All Graduate Nutrition & Dietetics Students $862/credit  
Nutrition & Dietetics - Nutrigenomics All Graduate Nutrition & Dietetics Students $135/course Charged with NUTR 605  
Graduate Public Health Program
Public Health - Tuition Deposit All Graduate Public Health Dept Students $500/upon admission Nonrefundable
Public Health - Tuition All Graduate Public Health Dept Students $862/credit  
Graduate Social Work Program
Social Work - Tuition Deposit All Social Work Students $200/upon admission Nonrefundable
Social Work - Tuition All Social Work Students $862/credit  
Social Work - Activity Fee All Social Work Students $50/course Charged with SOWK 508  
Social Work - Field Placement-Traditional All Social Work Students - Traditional $200/course Charged with SOWK 501  
Social Work - Field Placement-Advanced Standing All Social Work Students - Advanced Standing $200/course Charged with SOWK 600  

*The graduate Dietetic Internship program falls under the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics.

NOTE 1: Joint Degrees are charged tuition by classification.
NOTE 2: Click here to see a list of University Fees that apply to ALL students.
NOTE 3: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.


 

Cumberland School of Law
Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020

The following tuition and fees apply to Samford Law Students. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense Notes
Tuition & Fees
Tuition Deposit (Initial) All Law Students $250 Nonrefundable; Due April 15
Tuition Deposit (Additional) All Law Students $500 Nonrefundable; Due June 1
Less than 10 credits Part-Time Law Students $1,360/credit Fall & Spring
10 to 16 credits Full-Time Law Students $20,394/semester Fall & Spring
More than 16 credits Full-Time Law Students $1,360/credit Fall & Spring
Cambridge Program Application Fee All Participating Law Students $200/occurrence  
Cambridge Program Summer Abroad All Participating Law Students $4,100/per trip  
Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.) Graduate Law Students $5,462/term  
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Graduate Law Students $862/credit  
Master of Science in Health Law and Policy Graduate MS-MHLP Students $862/credit  
Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) Graduate Law Students $862/credit  

NOTE 1: Joint Degrees are charged tuition by classification.
NOTE 2: Click here to see a list of University Fees that apply to ALL students.
NOTE 3: Fees are subject to change without notice. See the Student Financial Services website for the latest tuition and fee info: http://www.samford.edu/go/onestop/

NOTE ON PAYMENT/REINSTATEMENT: Charges incurred after the Bill has been generated for the semester/term are due on or before the payment due date. Charges incurred during the drop/add period are due when incurred. To avoid a registration cancellation/reinstatement fee, students should pay all tuition and fees by the payment due date. See the Billing and Refund Schedule tables for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.