Samford University tuition, room and board will increase 5.7 percent for undergraduate students during the 2004-05 academic year beginning June 1. The increases were approved recently by the University board of trustees as part of the 2004-05 budget planning process.
Next year's cost of tuition and average cost of room and board will be $9,725 per semester or $19,450 for the fall and spring semesters.
Tuition will increase $395 per semester to $6,972 for full-time students, making the tuition charge $13,944 for fall and spring.
Samford continues to be one of the best buys in higher education among comparable schools, noted Joseph W. (Bill) Mathews, Jr., Samford Vice President for Business Affairs and General Counsel.
"Samford works hard to hold costs down, and even with this increase, it remains one of the most affordable private universities in America," said Mathews.
"The University will continue to implement cost control programs that help maintain affordability, but will not compromise its mission of providing academic programs of maximal quality," he added.
Samford is ranked fifth in the South among Master's degree institutions by U.S. News & World Report and is listed in the "Very Competitive" category of Barron's Profiles of American Colleges.