Published on March 14, 2018 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University’s board of trustees has approved the 2018-19 tuition and fee schedule.

Undergraduate tuition for full-time students will be $15,400 per semester.

The university-wide technology fee of $175 per semester, the university-wide parking fee of $30 per semester and the undergraduate campus life fee of $250 per semester remain unchanged for 2018-19.

Housing rates for undergraduates will range from $2,412 to $4,495 per semester, based on residence facility. Meal plans remain unchanged for 2018-19 and range from $1,134 to $2,432 per semester. The “carte blanche” meal plan allows for unlimited meals and dining access throughout the day. Samford also offers 12- and 7-meal plans.

Full-time tuition per semester for graduate/professional programs includes Cumberland School of Law, $19,800 and Beeson Divinity School, $7,258. Annual tuition for McWhorter School of Pharmacy will be $37,766. Tuition and fees in other graduate and professional programs will vary by degree program, according to Harry B. Brock III, Samford’s executive vice president and vice president for business and financial affairs.

“We are very grateful for the investment that families are making in a Samford education,” Brock said. “They have come to expect high-quality academic programs and cocurricular activities, and we are committed to finding balance between those expectations and affordability.”

Samford continues to enjoy a strong national reputation for its academic programs and affordability. Samford is ranked 3rd in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and 87th nationally and first among all four-year institutions in Alabama by The Economist. Samford also has been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as one of the top 50 in the “Best College Value” among private universities in the United States. Samford also is the top-ranked university in Alabama in national rankings by Forbes Inc. and The Wall Street Journal.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.