Paying for Samford

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$32,850
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$18,364
On-campus Living Costs
$15,784
Off-campus Living Costs
$16,150
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,070
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$862

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Samford University are $32,850 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $32,850 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama, the undergraduate tuition & fees are very expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Seattle University and Loyola University Chicago, tuition & fees of Samford University is relatively inexpensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $41,674.
The average living cost of the school is $15,784 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $16,150.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Samford University are $32,850 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 3.79% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $18,364 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.79% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$27,520 $850$27,520 $850
2017$28,552 $850$28,552 $850
2018$29,640 $850$29,640 $850
2019$30,800 $850$30,800 $850
2020$32,000 $850$32,000 $850

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $15,784 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $16,150.
The living cost at the school has increased by 3.75% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$9,400$4,896$9,850$5,780
2017$9,830$4,664$9,850$5,498
2018$10,280$4,704$9,850$5,250
2019$10,500$4,713$9,850$5,300
2020$10,980$4,804$10,800$5,350

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,000 at Samford University. The books & supplies cost stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Samford University 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,000
2017$1,000
2018$1,000
2019$1,000
2020$1,000

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Samford University is $1,070 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 3.88% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $862 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 2.99% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$920 $766
2017$955 $789
2018$991 $813
2019$1,030 $837
2020$1,070 $862

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart