Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Expenses

Tuition for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Master of Divinity $464/hr
Doctor of Ministry  
$518/hr

Miscellaneous Fees

Application Fee $40.00
Audit Fee (Per Course) $175.00
Auto Registration (Per Year) $50.00
Credit By Exam Credit (Per Credit Hour) $125.00
Graduation Fee $150.00
Graduation Hood Fee $35.00
International Student Processing Fee $150.00
Late Graduation Fee $125.00
MDiv Digital Library Resource Fee (Per Semester) $65.00
Non-Sufficient Funds/Returned Check $25.00
Online Learning Technology Fee (Per Course) $50.00
Replacement Student I.D. Card $10.00
Student Activities Fee (Per Semester) $20.00
Transcript Fee (Per Copy) $15.00
Transient Credit Fee (Per Course) $150.00
Tuition Late Payment Fee $50.00
Tuition Non-Payment Fee $100.00

The above fees are typical with enrollment in the School of Divinity. 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 $65 to $390. Multiple fees may apply to individual courses. Fees are used to cover direct expenditures associated with a course requirement (i.e., database licenses, thesis review, etc.) as well as indirect expenses associated with a particular course.

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. 90 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 Complete 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 drop/add 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 Financial Planning 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.

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.

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 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 Online Bill. The Online Bill may be accessed through the WebbConnect portal on the Gardner-Webb homepage 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.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Payment to accredited providers of CPE is the responsibility of the student. This payment is to be made through the Gardner-Webb University Student Accounts Office. Registration for course credit for DSPC 200 Clinical Pastoral Education and DSPC 201 Clinical Pastoral Education in the Parish is through the School of Divinity.