Tuition for the 2020-2021 Academic Year


Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, International Master of Business Administration $615/hr
Master of Business Administration - 10-month $665/hr
Master of Sport Management
Master of Wealth and Trust Management $748/hr
Doctor of Business Administration $900/hr


Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts in School Counseling $510/hr


Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies $483/hr
Master of Arts in Instructional Technology $483/hr
Education Specialist $544/hr
Doctor of Education $544/hr


Master of Arts in English $483/hr

Exercise Science

Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning $483/hr


Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator $515/hr
Master of Science in Nursing, Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner $695/hr
Doctor of Nursing Practice $795/hr
Physician Assistant Studies - Spring 2021 Entering Cohort Tuition Lock

Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant Studies - Continuing Students Tuition Lock

Physician Assistant Studies - Spring 2021 Entering Cohort Tuition Lock


Master of Arts in Religion $483/hr

Sport Education

Master of Arts in Sport Education $483/hr

Miscellaneous Fees

Application Fee $40.00
Audit (per course) $225.00
Auto Registration (annual) $50.00
Credit by Exam (per credit hour) $150.00
Graduate Certificate Fee
Graduation Fee $150.00
International Student Processing Fee $150.00
Late Graduate Certificate Fee
Late Graduation Fee $130.00
Non-Sufficient Funds/Returned Check $25.00
Online Learning Technology Fee (per course) $50.00
Replacement Student ID Card $10.00
Transcript Fee $15.00
Transient Credit Fee (per course) $145.00
Tuition Late Payment Fee $60.00
Tuition Non-Payment Fee $110.00

The above fees are typical with enrollment in graduate programs. Fees are subject to change and additional fees may be assessed as required under certain policies. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, fees paid to the University are not refundable.

Miscellaneous Academic Fees

Depending on the program of study and courses taken, students should expect to see course-specific fees ranging from $10 to $900. Multiple fees may apply to individual courses. Fees are used to cover direct expenditures associated with a course requirement (e.g., database licenses, portfolio review, etc.) as well as indirect expenses associated with a particular course.

Online Learning Technology Fees

All online and hybrid courses will be assessed a fee of $50 per course. Funds generated from these fees are used to help support services that Gardner-Webb provides to students. Services include student computing and technology equipment, software, site assistance, and troubleshooting, and the support staff necessary for these functions to operate effectively. This fee is non-refundable in the event a student should withdraw from the course.

Deferred Payment Plan

Tuition, fees, and book charges are payable in full within 10 days of the start of classes; however, the University makes available a Deferred Payment Plan to students who prefer to make two payments during the Summer term or four payments during the Fall and Spring semesters rather than the full payment at the beginning of the semester. Students may sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan when viewing their Student Bill. The Student Bill may be accessed through the WebbConnect portal using the username and password assigned by Technology Services. Questions about the Deferred Payment Plan may be directed to the Student Accounts Office at 704-406-4287.

Employer Paid Tuition

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 Student Accounts Office for details on enrolling in this plan.

Veterans Benefits

An individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill, benefits is permitted to attend or participate in a course of study during the period beginning on the date the individual provides to the educational institution a VA certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the following date, whichever comes first.

1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
2. Ninety days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Gardner-Webb University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities due to a delay in VA funding disbursement under Chapter 31 or 33. Likewise, a student is not required to borrow additional funds because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

Charge Reduction Policy

Registration in the University is considered a contract binding the student for charges for the entire semester, and the student remains responsible for tuition and fees for any course(s) from which the student has withdrawn. 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. The Withdrawal Form should be completed electronically and may be accessed through WebbConnect. A confirmation will be sent when the withdrawal is complete. The withdrawal date is the date this process begins.

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. Students who withdraw from individual classes after the schedule modification period will not receive a charge reduction.

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 Office of Financial Planning 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.

Delinquent Student Accounts

Students with outstanding financial obligations may be prevented from registering for the following semester. In addition, transcripts and/or diplomas will not 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.