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Some school systems, medical centers and businesses assist Gardner-Webb graduate tudents enrolled in the M.A., M.S.N, Ed.S, Ed.D., and DNP programs in the payment of tuition and fees. Students should inquire in their central offices as to the availability of such funds. Federal Stafford loans are also available to graduate students who complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), as well as assistantship awards on a limited basis. A deferred payment plan is also available for a nominal additional charge.


Graduate Education Scholarship

Each fall a scholarship is awarded to a new student in one of the education master's programs.  The scholarship provides full tuition remission for graduate courses in the student's program.  For an application, contact the Graduate School Offfice.  Students from under-represented populations are encouraged to apply.


Gravett-Johnson Professional Travel Endowment Fund

Established December 2001 by Dr. Darlene J. Gravett in memory of her parents, Arthur W. and Nadine M. Johnson, this fund provides a limited amount of money to help pay expenses for graduate students in English or English Education who travel to professional conferences to make presentations.  Apply through the English Department Chair.


MSN Scholarships


The North Carolina Master's Nurse Scholars Program
P.O. Box 14223
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 549-8614
(800) 700-1775
GPA Required: 3.0
Repaid by working as a master's prepared nurse or teaching in a nurse education program in North Carolina for one year for each of Master's Nurse Scholars Program funding.


Foundation for the Carolinas
1043 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
GPA Required: 3.0
Only for residents of North and South Carolina


NC Health, Sciences and Math Scholarships
North Carolina Office of Budget and Management
116 W. Jones Street Suite 2054
Raleigh, NC 27611
(919) 733-2164
Amount: $500-$6,000
GPA Required: 0
Restricted to residents of North Carolina attending any US college or university. May be considered a loan that can be repaid or forgiven under a program where the student works at a specified facility for a specified about of time.


National League for Nursing
1043 E. Morehead Street Suite 100
P.O. Box 34769
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 376-9541
Fax: (704) 376-1243



Financial assistance in the form of assistantships is available on a limited basis to main-campus graduate students.  Inquiries may be made with the school or department in which the student intends to enroll, in Graduate Admissions, or in the Office of the Associate Provost for Schools.

Graduate Resident Director Positions

Residence Life employs graduate students to be responsible for the daily operations of a residential area on campus. Compensation includes housing with utilities, a meal plan, a free staff parking permit, and a modest stipend.  More information is available on the Housing and Residence Education website at


Deferred Payment Plan

Initial payment is one-third of the amount due when registering, including a small deferred payment charge, with the remaining balance in two equal payments.