Tuition for the  2014-15 academic year is $382 per semester hour, beginning with Summer Session I, 2014. The rate for DCP Elementary Education major is $426 per credit hour. Tuition increases, when necessary, are usually implemented during the summer term; however, the University reserves the right to change tuition and other charges at the beginning of any semester if such change is necessary in the judgment of the Board of Trustees.


DCP students pay the DCP tuition rate per semester hour, as specified in this catalog, for classes designated as DCP classes, regardless of the number of hours taken. Classes taught on the GWU campuses or online and designated as a DCP class (classes may be designated as both DCP and day) the DCP student pays the DCP tuition rate.


Most students receive some form of financial aid to offset tuition.



Audit (Per Course)


Auto Registration (Annual)

$  50.00

Credit by Exam (Per Credit Hour)


Graduation Fee


Late Graduation Fee


Non-Sufficient Funds/Returned Check

$  30.00

Online Learning Technology Fee (per online course)

$  35.00

Replacement Student ID Card

$  10.00

Textbooks (Estimated Per Semester)$750.00
Transcript Fee

$  15.00

Transient Credit (Per Course)$  50.00
Tuition Late Payment Fee$  50.00
Tuition Non-Payment Fee$100.00


Fees are subject to change. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, fees paid to the University are not refundable.



Tuition, fees, and book charges are payable in full at registration; however, the University makes available a deferred payment plan to those DCP students who prefer to make two payments during the summer/three payments during the fall/spring semester rather than the full payment at registration. Students may sign up for the deferred payment plan when viewing their online bill. The online bill may be accessed through the WebbConnect  portal on the GWU homepage by using the username and password assigned to the student by Technology Services. Questions about the deferred payment plan may be directed to the Student Accounts Office at 704-406-4287.



Gardner-Webb recognizes that many companies offer tuition reimbursement to their employees. To enable students to take advantage of this benefit, Gardner-Webb will defer the covered portion of the student’s tuition cost until three weeks after the end of the semester. A link providing details about the plan and the documentation required may be found at the bottom of the student’s online bill or they may contact the University Student Accounts for details on using this plan.



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. On-campus program students (Undergraduate and Divinity) must complete and return a withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office in order to be officially withdrawn. DCP and 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.


Reductions will be computed on total charges for tuition, room and board 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 charges. Students who withdraw from individual classes after the drop/add period will receive no charge reduction.


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 Student Accounts  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.



Students with outstanding financial obligations may be prevented from registering for the following semester. A student will not be allowed to participate in commencement exercises or receive a diploma, nor will transcripts be released, until all financial obligations are satisfied. Delinquent accounts may be referred to collection agencies and/or credit bureaus. Financial obligations include, but are not limited to, student account balances, parking, disciplinary and library fines, and returned checks.