A financial assistance program administered by the Financial Aid Office (FAO) has been established to aid students in attending Samford University. For any financial aid questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 205-726-2905.The mission of the FAO at Samford University is to assist students in financing the costs associated with obtaining a Samford education. The FAO is located in the Admissions/Financial Aid suite on the first floor of Samford Hall. Office hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Most graduate students are eligible to receive the Federal Stafford Loan. Lending institutions make these loans directly to the students. The application process begins with certification of the application by the FAO. Application forms, available through FAO or lending institutions, should be processed through the FAO at least 10 weeks before registration.