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Samford University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Birmingham, AL

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,634
Tuition and Fees
$32,850
Room and Board
$10,980
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$4,804
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
No deadline for filing financial aid forms
Award Notification
On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001036
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
739 (77.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
449 (60.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
449 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
117 (26.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$21,938
Need-Based Gift
Received by 449 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,510
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 315 (70.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,569
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 107 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
458 (47.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,966

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,050 (59.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,439 (70.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,439 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
353 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$21,460
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,393 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,128
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,080 (75.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,967
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 302 (21.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,668 (48.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,221

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
32%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,676
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private education loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
2,843
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
244
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
1,437
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
187
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,958

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