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Cost of Attendance

The 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance table below is used to determine eligibility for all financial aid funding. These amounts reflect reasonable estimated costs for a half-time, online, graduate student for 12 months. The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of those educational expenses as determined by the Department of Education regulations for enrollment at Gardner-Webb. Each method of learning and GWU program has its own Cost of Attendance. Please review the chart below for your program of study.

For the individual components listed below, tuition and fees are direct costs billed by Gardner-Webb. Other indirect costs are not billed by Gardner-Webb and are calculated and reflected below by using AAA and local rent data. 

Graduate Online

Fee DescriptionCost
Federal Student Loan Fee$255
Books & Supplies$1,500.00
Personal Expenses$4,134.00
Food & Housing$19,584.00
** According to FAFSA Simplification guidelines, a one-time professional licensure fee has been researched and documented, and added to all eligible students and programs of study in your final semester/year.

Federal regulations allow limited exceptions or adjustments to information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Such exceptions or adjustments, known as Special Circumstances or Professional Judgment, are considered on a case-by-case basis based on supporting documentation of your circumstances. If you have had a change in income, family status, or financial situation since filing the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Planning Office for information on how to file a Special Circumstances Appeal.