2020-2021 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees - Graduate


Tables - Basic and Graduate

Billing, Refund, and Tuition and Fees Tables

University-Level Fees - All Students
for Academic Year 2020-2021

The following fees apply to ALL Samford students, unless otherwise indicated, and are nonrefundable.
Description Student Classification Expense/Notes
Application Fee (except D.Min & Nursing) All Students (except D.Min & Nursing) $35/application
Application Fee (Doctor of Ministry) All Doctor of Ministry Students $50/application
Application Fee (Graduate Nursing) All Graduate Nursing Students $50/application
University Fee (Fall & Spring) All Graduate Students $320/semester - Fall & Spring
University Fee (Summer) All Graduate Students $200/Summer Term
University Fee (Jan Term) All Graduate Students $200/Jan Term
Study Abroad Trip Fee All Study Abroad Students varies by trip
International Student Fee All International Students $50/semester - Fall & Spring
International Student Fee All International Students $25/term - Summer & Jan Term
Vehicle Registration All Students $30/semester - Fall & Spring
Replacement Vehicle Decal All Students $10/occurrence
ID Replacement All Students $25/occurrence
Continuation Fee (Doctor of Ministry) All Doctor of Ministry Students $1,000/semester
Continuation Fee (Nurse Anesthesia) All Nurse Anesthesia Students $1,500/semester
Bank Return and Correction Fee All Students $30/occurrence
Reinstatement Fee All Students $100/term, as applicable

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 2020-2021

Student Classification Year/Term Bill Generation Payment
Due Date
Registration Cancellation
All students 2020 Fall 8/14/20 8/31/20 9/1/20
Last Orientation Group 2020 Fall 8/21/20 8/31/20 9/1/20
All students 2020 Fall 9/10/20 10/5/20 n/a
All students 2020 Fall 10/12/20 11/5/20 n/a
All students 2020 Fall 11/10/20 12/5/20 n/a
All students 2021 Jan Term 1/11/21 2/1/21 n/a
All students 2021 Spring 1/11/21 2/1/21 2/2/21
All students 2021 Spring 2/10/21 3/5/21 n/a
All students 2021 Spring 3/10/21 4/5/21 n/a
All students 2021 Spring 4/12/21 5/5/21 n/a
All students 2021 Summer 5/10/21 6/5/21 6/8/21
All students 2021 Summer 6/10/21 7/12/21 n/a

Commencement Note: Students participating in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 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 2020-2021

Student Classification Year/Term Refund Availability
Any student with fall start date of 8/24/20 2020 Fall 8/26/20
Professional Studies Fall Term B students only 2020 Fall 10/9/20
Any Jan Term Student 2021 Jan Term 1/13/21 
Any student with spring start date of 1/4/21  2021 Spring 1/13/21 
Any student with spring start date of 1/25/21 2021 Spring  1/27/21 
Professional Studies Spring Term B students only  2021 Spring  3/15/21
Any student with summer start date of 5/10/21  2021 Summer  5/10/21
Any student with summer start date of 6/1/21, except those enrolled only in second Summer term 2021 Summer  6/1/21
Any student with summer start date of 5/17/21, 12-week term 2021 Summer 5/17/21
Any student with summer start date of 7/6/21 2021 Summer 7/6/21

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 2020-2021

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 $2,555/semester Fall & Spring
12 Meals/week + $250 Dining Dollars All Graduate Students who choose this plan $1,957/semester Fall & Spring
7 Meals/week + $300 Dining Dollars All Graduate Students who choose this plan $1,325/semester Fall & Spring
80 Meal Block + $400 Dining Dollars All Graduate Students who choose this plan $1,325/semester Fall & Spring
19 Meals/week - Summer All Graduate Students who choose this plan $626/term Summer
12 Meals/week - Summer All Graduate Students who choose this plan $502/term Summer
19 Meals/week - Jan Term All Graduate Students who choose this plan $361/term Jan Term
12 Meals/week - Jan Term All Graduate Students who choose this plan $309/term Jan Term

Note: Meal plans for graduate students are optional. Meal plan contracts are for the entire academic year. Samford does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students.

Graduate School/Program Fees
for Academic Year 2020-2021

The following fees apply to Samford Graduate Students enrolled in specific schools or programs as noted. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense/Notes
School of the Arts All Graduate Students in the Departments of Interior Architecture and Music $888/credit
College of Arts & Sciences (ENVM) All Graduate Students in the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences; MSEM Program $888/credit
School of Business All Graduate Students in the School of Business $888/credit
School of Education All Graduate Students in the School of Education $888/credit
School of Nursing (excluding Anesthesia) All Graduate Students in the School of Nursing (except Nurse Anesthesia) $888/credit
School of Public Health All Graduate Students in the School of Public Health $888/credit
Master of Athletic Training All Students in the Master of Athletic Training Program $888/credit
Master of Speech Lang Pathology All Students in the Master of Speech Language Pathology Program $888/credit
Master of Laws (LL.M.) All Students in the Master of Laws Program $888/credit
Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) All Students in the Master of Studies in Law Program $888/credit
Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.) All Students in the Master of Comparative Law Program $5,626/summer
Master of Physician Assistant Studies All Students in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program $12,386/term (3 terms/year)
Doctor of Audiology (years 1-3) All Students in the Doctor of Audiology Program (years 1-3) $11,715/term (3 terms/year)
Doctor of Audiology (year 4) @25% All Students in the Doctor of Audiology Program (year 4) $2,929/term (2 terms/final year)
Doctor of Physical Therapy All Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program $11,949/term (3 terms/year)
MSN or DNP Anesthesia All Students in the MSN or DNP Program $10,695/term (3 terms/year)
Juris Doctor (Full-Time) All Students in the Juris Doctor Program $20,985/semester (Fall/Spring)
Juris Doctor (less than 10 or more than 16 credits) All Students in the Juris Doctor Program $1,399/credit
Law Cambridge Sum Study Abroad All Students in the Juris Doctor Program $4,100/term
Doctor of Pharmacy (Full-Time) All Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program $39,099/year
Doctor of Pharmacy (less than 12 or more than 21 credits) All Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program $1,588/credit
Doctor of Pharmacy Sum Study Abroad All Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program $500/credit
Master of Divinity (9-12 credits; 13 for MATS) All Students in the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Theological Studies Program $8,001/semester (Fall/Spring)
Master of Divinity (less than 9 or more than 12 credits; 13 for MATS) All Students in the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Theological Studies Program $761/credit (Fall/Spring & Summer transient students)
Master of Divinity All Students in the Master of Divinity Program $305/credit (Sum degree-seeking student)
Doctor of Ministry All Students in the Doctor of Ministry Program $494/credit

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 above for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.

Graduate Course Fees
for Academic Year 2020-2021

The following fees apply to Samford Graduate Students enrolled in specific courses as noted. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense/Notes
Digital Learning Fee All Students enrolled in an online/hybrid course $100/online/hybrid crse
Music - Applied Instruction All Students enrolled in an MUSA course; Up to 3 credits per student, per semester $210/credit
Nursing FNP-ENP Certificate Program Fee All Students enrolled in the FNP-ENP Certificate Program $300/course
DNP Nursing All Students enrolled in NURG 720   $130/course
DNP Nursing All Students enrolled in NURG 740   $130/course
Nutrigenomics All Students enrolled in NUTR 605   $135/course

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 above for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.

Graduate Supplemental School/Program Fees
for Academic Year 2020-2021

The following supplemental fees apply to Samford Graduate Students enrolled in specific schools or programs as noted. Unless otherwise indicated, all fees are due on or before the Bill payment due date.
Description Student Classification Expense/Notes
School of Business All Graduate Students in the School of Business $150/semester (Fall/Spring)
School of Education All Graduate Students in the School of Education $100/semester (Fall/Spring)
Nursing FNP All Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program $185/term (3 terms/year)
Nurse Anesthesia All Students in the Nurse Anesthesia Program $110/term (3 terms/year)
Graduate Athletic Training All Students in the Athletic Training Program $145/term (3 terms/year)
Speech Language Pathology All Students in the Speech Language Pathology Program $210/term (3 terms/year)
Audiology All Students in the Audiology Program $100/term (3 terms/year)
Physical Therapy All Students in the Physical Therapy Program $190/term (3 terms/year)
Physician Assistant Studies All Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program $370/term (3 terms/year)
Dietetic Internship All Students in the Dietetic Internship Program $225 upon entry into program
Healthcare Administration All Students in the Graduate Healthcare Administration Program $340 upon entry into program
Health Informatics All Students in the Graduate Health Informatics Program $80 upon entry into program
Social Work All Students in the Social Work Program $250 upon entry into program
Pharmacy All Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program $450/semester (Fall/Spring)
Law Cambridge Abroad Application Fee All Students participating in the Law Cambridge Summer Program $200/occurrence

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 above for dates for Bill, payment due, refund availability, and registration cancellation.