A completed application and $40 non-refundable processing fee must be completed online at www.gardner-webb.edu/gradschool.
Prior to November 1st, candidates who accept a seat must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit within two weeks of notification of acceptance in order to hold their seat. For seats offered after November 1st, the candidates must pay the $500 non-refundable deposit within one week of notification of acceptance in order to hold their seat. This money will be applied toward first semester tuition costs. Accepted candidates who do not pay the $500 deposit within the required time frame forfeit their seat.
Required to Matriculation (Seat Offered)
|Expense Required to Matriculate||Amount|
|Background check and drug screen (pre-matriculation and before clinical)||$100|
|Immunization or immunity verify (pre-matriculation)||$20|
|Health insurance (pre-matriculation; yearly) – estimate||$1,500|
|Malpractice Insurance (paid directly to GWU; yearly) - estimate||$70|
Tuition and Fees
The standard graduate tuition DOES NOT apply to students who matriculate into the GWUPAP. The following table outlines the expected tuition and fees associated with attending the Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant Program (based on the 2013-2014 academic year). Please realize that rates can change from year to year-based on economics and the university and program needs.
|Spring - PA1||$9,876||$110|
|Summer - PA1||$9,876||$110|
|Fall - PA1||$9,876||$110|
|Spring - PA2||$10,376||$110|
|Summer - PA2||$10,376||$110|
|Fall - PA2||$10,376||$110|
|Spring - PA3||$10,376||$110|
Charge Reduction Policy for Class (Program) Withdrawal
Registration in the University is considered a contract binding the student for charges for the entire semester. However, it is the policy of Gardner-Webb University to give pro-rata charge reductions through 60% of the enrollment period in the event a student OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWS FROM SCHOOL. Graduate program students may withdraw by telephoning or emailing the Registrar’s office. A confirmation will be sent when the withdrawal is complete. The withdrawal date is the date this process begins. Note: Due to the progressive nature of the GWU PA Program, a withdrawal from any class constitutes a withdrawal from all classes and the entire program.
Reductions will be computed on total charges for tuition but not on fees. Students leaving school for disciplinary reasons will not be eligible for any reduction and will be liable for the entire semester’s charges. For purposes of interpreting this policy the pro-rata charge reduction percentage is equal to the number of calendar days (includes weekends) remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester. No charge reduction will be given after the 60% period of enrollment for the semester.
When a student’s charges are reduced, Federal, State, Institutional and Non-institutional Aid will be adjusted in accordance with the regulations governing the respective programs. Please contact the University Business Office for current regulations concerning these programs. Leaving the University without officially withdrawing may result in a student forfeiting all financial aid and, thus, becoming responsible for the entire balance.
Program Required Expenses
The table below includes estimates of additional expenses incurred by the students.
|Expense Required in Program (estimates)||Fee|
|BLS and ACLS training fee||$270|
|PAEA End of Rotation Exam Fees||$210|
|Diagnostic medical equipment||$800|
|Technology supplies (computer, iPad, etc.)||$2,500|
|Textbooks and misc. supplies||$1,000|
|Patient logging software||$90|
|Graduate Parking Sticker (per year)||$40|
|Online Class Fee (per year)||$30|
This table estimates living and travel related expenses incurred by the student.
|Other Expenses (estimates)||Year One||Year Two||Year Three|
|Rent and Utilities ($800/month)||$9,600||$9,600||$4,000|
|Travel expenses – didactic ($100/month)||$1,200||$400||$0|
|Travel expenses – clinical ($200/month)||$0||$2,000||$1,000|