GWU License Plates


Let your ride show your pride!

Our specialty license plate program will allow you to show your pride in Gardner-Webb University while supporting students. Gardner-Webb receives $15.00 for each purchased plate and those funds are designated for the GWU Priority Fund. The Fund is used to support the success of our University—success of our students, student-athletes, academic programs and outreach initiatives.

Ordering your plate is simple:

  • The plates are available through any DMV office in North Carolina or online.
  • The cost is an additional fee of $25.00 added to your annual registration fee.
  • GWU will receive $15.00 of this fee, which will be designated for the GWU Priority Fund.
  • For an additional fee of $55 in addition to your annual renewal, you can personalize your specialty plate with a particular message, such as your class year. Our University will still receive $15 to support the GWU Priority Fund.

Order your plate today; go to your nearest DMV office or visit the DMV online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the annual cost for a specialty license plate?

In addition to your annual renewal, the cost is an additional fee of $25 for a specialty plate or $55 for a specialty plate with personalization.

How does Gardner-Webb benefit from my purchase of a plate?

For every year that you keep the GWU specialty plate, Gardner-Webb receives $15 back from the additional fee which will be designated for the GWU Priority Fund.

What are the regulations for a personalized specialty plate?

The first three spaces of the personalized specialty plate will have the Runnin’ Bulldog logo, leaving the plate with four spaces for personalization. The four spaces may be a combination of letters and numbers, but cannot be numbers only. Your choice cannot conflict with another class of license plates.

Example: GWU CO98 for GWU Class of 1998

Will I have to create an account with the DMV to pay online?

Online ordering of the specialty plate is powered by PayIt on the NC DMV website. You will be asked to provide an email, Facebook or Google credentials, or order as a guest.

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Can I change the background image on my specialty plate?

Yes, you may choose between the First in Flight or First in Freedom background images.

I live outside of North Carolina. Can I still get a GWU specialty license plate?

Currently, North Carolina is the only state that offers the Gardner-Webb plate. We are exploring the possibility of a South Carolina plate and will make that information public when it becomes available.