You can go with a third party insurance place like Asurion. That would be the cheapest. Then you can go with Samsung for the repair. That's $300. To get the assembly yourself is about $260 at the least, so I'd just say go with Asurion.
Most third party repair services that use genuine Samsung parts will charge right around $270 for the screen + labor included; so around $290 after sales tax, give or take a few dollars. They'd be better off going to someone that knows what they're doing and paying that price. It's not much cheaper than Asurion pricing, but every little bit helps.
I can see how this issue can be frustrating. I would recommend finding a local Samsung service center and call them. Here is a link to help find one in your area. (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/location)