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2015-2016 Tuition and Fees

Gardner-Webb University will make every effort to keep operating costs low while providing quality programs.  Through the support of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the Independent College Fund of North Carolina, private gifts from alumni, businesses, and other 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)$27,890$13,945
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)


$4,580 (270)
$4,510 (330)
$4,300 (270)

Communication Fee (Resident Students Only)$190$95
Student Activity Fee$200$100
Overload: More Than 18 Credit Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters)$447 Per Credit Hour$447 Per Credit Hour

Part-Time Enrollment (1-9 Credit Hours)
Fee DescriptionCost
Charge Per Credit Hour For Day Courses$447

Summer School Program
Fee DescriptionCost
Tuition: Per Credit Hour$399
Room: Per Summer Session$418
Board: Per Summer Session (15 Meals/Week)$679

Miscellaneous Fees
Fee DescriptionCost
Audit Fee: Per Course$175
Automobile Registration Fee: Per Year - Traditional Students$130
Automobile Registration Fee: Per Year - GOAL & Graduate Students$50
Credit By Examination: Per Credit Hour$125
Graduation Fee$140
International Student Application Processing Fee$100
Insurance (Full-Time Traditional Students Only)$280
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
Transcient Credit Fee$50
Online Learning Technology Fee (Per Course)$35
PA Program Fees (Per Term)$400
Communications Fee: Resident Students Only (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$360
Two Lessons (1 Hour) Per Week, Credit$630
Non-Credit Music 
One Lesson (1/2 Hour) Per Week, Credit$473
Two Lessons (1 Hour) Per Week, Credit$819

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.