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New Tuition and Fees Payment Policy for All Students
See also Payment Method Options
Tuition and Fees Payment Guidelines
E-bill notification that a new e-bill has been generated is sent to students via the Samford University e-mail system which remains the official means of communication with students; paper statements are not provided. Students are advised to check their e-mail regularly. Students and authorized users can access the e-bill system at any time.
Students registering during the early registration period will receive an e-bill approximately 15
days prior to the payment due date. The e-bill reflects activity up to the date the e-bill was
generated. Any activity transpiring after the e-bill generation date can be viewed on the Current
Activity section of the online e-bill system. The Current Activity page provides the current
account balance that is due including any unbilled charges and payments. To review the detail by
term, select the appropriate term from the drop down box. Payment for term e-bills will be due in
accordance with the schedule included within this policy. Students who register/make schedule
changes/add room and board, etc. after the e-bill generation date must consult the online system to
view their account summary and arrange payment for all charges by the due date for
the term regardless of whether or not the charge(s) have been billed.
A late fee of 5% (capped at $100) on the past due tuition, room, board and mandatory fees balance will be assessed on the day after the payment due date. The payment for the entire e-bill, including charges incurred after the e-bill generation date must be received in the Bursar’s Office on or before the due date to complete financial settlement for the current term.
Late Fee Appeals:
To appeal the late fee, students may file an on-line appeal via the portal at https://portal.samford.edu/cp/home/displaylogin. After logging in, go to BANNER tab, the Student Financial Aid Tab and select Bursar: File a Late Fee Appeal or pick up a late fee appeal form from the Bursar’s Office and submit the completed form within 14 days of the late fee posting. Any documentation supporting the appeal MUST be submitted at the time the appeal is made. Students must file appeals timely with the Bursar’s Office. Decision of the Appeal Review Committee is final.
Students not paying their bill by the due date are subject to having their registration cancelled until payment is received. A student may be reinstated by paying the balance in full, plus a $100 reinstatement fee. Following this payment, the student will receive a clearance slip from the Bursar’s Office to provide to Student Records as required to re-establish the student’s class schedule. Late fees are not reversed upon reinstatement.
Students making changes to their schedule after the e-bill has been sent (usually at the beginning of a term or during drop/add) are required to make payment in full by the e-bill due date for the term, including additional charges resulting from the changes even though they may not have received an e-bill for these additional charges. Failure to make full payment will result in registration cancellation the next business day after the end of the drop/add period as noted in the academic calendar for your classification.
E-bill generation, payment, late fee assessment and registration cancellation dates for each semester/monthly e-bill are noted on the payment schedule at:
- Payment Schedule: http://www4.samford.edu/admin/bursar/payschedule.html
- Parent link: http://www.samford.edu/parents.aspx
- Student link: http://www.samford.edu/subpage.aspx?id=2147484200
- Make payment – E-bill system link: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20180_tsa/web/login.jsp
- International students wire payment option:http://www.samford.edu/international-wire-payments/
Students may not register for the next semester, receive transcripts, participate in commencement
or receive a diploma until past due amounts are cleared. Other departments may, such as the
student health center may also have holds in place to restrict next semester registration,
transcript requests, and commencement participation or to receive a diploma. Students must contact
that department to resolve the hold placement. The Bursar’s Office does not have permission to
release the holds placed by another department.
Collections: Past due accounts assigned to a collection agency may be reported to the credit
bureaus and students are responsible for attorney fees, collection fees and interest. The
University may charge interest on all amounts past due.
Payment Method Options for Students and Parents:
Students may authorize parents or other designated individuals to access the e-bill system and make
payments on their behalf. To enable this feature, a student MUST access the e-bill system and set up those
individuals responsible for payment of their student account as an “Authorized User.” Student may
set up an Authorized User by clicking on the link in their e-bill message, selecting the Authorized
User tab and following the instructions.
Authorized Users will receive e-mail notification when a new e-bill statement is issued. Click on
the link in the e- mail or enter the link in your browser to access the e-bill system and make a
payment. Current Link: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20180_tsa/web/login.jsp
Online Payments with Check
Payment by electronic check using the e-bill system is the most efficient and cost effective payment option. Payment by electronic check can be made by using your checking account using the following link: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20180_tsa/web/login.jsp
Online Payments with Credit Card
MasterCard, Discover and American Express can be used to make online payments. A 2.75% (minimum of $3.00) convenience fee will be assessed by the third-party web processor for payments made with a credit/debit card.
Ebill payment link: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20180_tsa/web/login.jsp
International Wire Payments
International Students can make wire payments at http://www.samford.edu/international-students/wire-payments.aspx
Other Payment Options
The Bursar’s Office continues to accept payment by check through the mail, but the University is not responsible for delays of the postal service and late fees will apply if payments are received after the due date. Payment by check or cash can be made in person.
Questions? Please contact the Bursar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-888-7214 (toll-free) or (205) 726-2816.
The Samford University Portal and associated online Student Services are available: 24 hours a day, seven days a week except for scheduled maintenance and unforeseen circumstances. Maintenance is scheduled in advance with notice to all students.
Samford University complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, including applicable provisions of and amendments to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or services.
Inquiries and concerns regarding this policy may be directed to the vice president of business affairs or general counsel, Office of Business Affairs, 200 Samford Hall, Birmingham, AL 35229, (205) 726-2811. This notice is available in alternative formats upon request.