Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$21,154
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,724
$30k - $48k
$18,913
$48k - $75k
$20,847
$75k - $110k
$22,400
$110k+
$22,836
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,610
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,610
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,360
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialplanning@gardner-webb.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,957
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,401
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,865
Students receiving state aid
47%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,671
Students receiving federal aid
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,401
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,044
$30k - $48k
$23,855
$48k - $75k
$21,921
$75k - $110k
$20,368
$110k+
$19,932
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$3,565,906
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,961,952

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,396
Students receiving federal loans
66%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,528
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,479
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,546
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$263

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
GWU is expensive, but the cost is worth it. Classes are small and you get a lot of personal attention from professors.
Courtney
The cost of Gardner-Webb is more than a public university but the advantages offered on the campus are worth it. The campus is awesome and provides great places to hang out with friends. GWU is in a small town but there is always something to do on campus or in about 15- 30 minutes you can go to one of the larger towns for more restaurants, shopping or movies.
JB
Extremely good price for the school, the campus is beautiful and highly regarded in the area. The education is absolutely fabulous.
Philip from Plymouth, MA
The education that you receive at GWU is definitely a bang for the buck. It may be pretty expensive compared to other schools; however, when you get the great education that you get here at GWU, it really does pay off with the money situation.
Natalie from Shelby, NC
Worth every bit of the money that you spend here.
Casey from Kings Mountain, NC
The price is the only downside that I can think of about a Gardner-Webb. It is expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. The education and the experience you will receive at Gardner-Webb can not compare to that of a cheaper public school.
Karis from Monroe, NC
Gardner Webb does have a free application if you do it online which is good for us poor people. The fee is about $34,000 a year, which isn't that bad for what it offers. It's would definitely be worth it though!
Destiny from Monroe, NC