2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

Gardner-Webb University will make every effort to keep operating costs low while providing quality programs.  Through the support of various affiliated organizations, private gifts from alumni, businesses, friends, and endowment earnings, Gardner-Webb is able to charge tuition which is less than the actual cost of instruction and other services.  The University, however, reserves the right to change tuition and other charges at the beginning of the semester if such change is necessary in the judgment of the Board of Trustees. 

Full Time Enrollment (10-18 Credit Hours)
Fee DescriptionYear AmountSemester Amount
Tuition (Full-Time: 10-18 Semester Hours)$29,420$14,710
Room: Traditional
            Suite Style
            University Commons
21 Meal Value Plan Option (Flex Points)
15 Meal Choice Plan Option (Flex Points)
10 Meal Flex Plan Option (Flex Points)


$4,830 (270)
$4,750 (330)
$4,530 (360)

$2,415 (270)
$2,375 (330)
$2,265 (360)
Resident Student Amenities Fee$190


Student Activities Fee$200$100
Overload: More Than 18 Credit Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters)$468 Per Credit Hour$468 Per Credit Hour

Part-Time Enrollment (1-9 Credit Hours)
Fee DescriptionCost
Charge Per Credit Hour For Day Courses$468

Summer School Program
Fee DescriptionCost
Tuition: Per Credit Hour$422
Room: Per Summer Session$438
Board: Per Summer Session (15 Meals/Week)$710

Miscellaneous Fees
Fee DescriptionCost
Audit Fee: Per Course$175
Automobile Registration Fee: Per Year - Traditional Students$130
Automobile Registration Fee: Per Year - DCP & Graduate Students$50
Credit By Examination: Per Credit Hour$125
Graduation Fee$140
International Student Processing Fee$150
Insurance (Full-Time Traditional Students Only)$460
Late Graduation Fee$125
Late Payment Fee$50
New Student Orientation Fee$125
Non-Payment Fee$100
Non-Sufficient Funds Fee$30
Nursing Clinical - ADN Fee (Per Course)$150
Late Registration Fee - Student Teaching$35
Student Activities Fee - Undergraduate (Per Semester)$100
Transcript Fee$15
Dissertation & Nursing Capstone$300
Transient Credit Fee$50
Online Learning Technology Fee (Per Course)$35
PA Program Fees (Per Term)$400
Resident Student Amenities Fee (Per Semester)$95
Dorm Damage Deposit: Resident Students Only (Refundable)$75

Music Fees
Private Lessons: Piano, Voice, Organ, InstrumentsCost Per Semester
Applied Music 
One Lesson (1/2 Hour) Per Week, Credit$377
Two Lessons (1 Hour) Per Week, Credit$659
Non-Credit Music 
One Lesson (1/2 Hour) Per Week, Credit$495
Two Lessons (1 Hour) Per Week, Credit$856

Nursing Program Fees

In addition to tuition, fees, books, and general college expenses, associate degree nursing students can expect to pay $150 per course for nursing clinical - ADN fees and additional expenses of approximately $700 throughout the program. These expenses include, but are not limited to, such items as uniforms, liability insurance, achievement tests, and NCLEX-RN review software and programs. For any further nursing related fee questions call (704) 406-4360.