Cost of college went up for all students at Gardner-Webb University


Tuition and fees rose 4.2 percent for 2018-19 at Gardner-Webb University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

North Carolina students paid $32,000 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,300 more than the $30,700 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 381 students received grants or scholarships totaling $9.4 million and 227 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (3,598), 2,044 students used grants or scholarships totaling $33.6 million, and 1,480 students took out $10.2 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~2,267
$28,280
$29,810
$30,700
$32,000
13.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Gardner-Webb University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
155
41%
$758,948
$4,896
State / local grant or scholarship
168
44%
$846,524
$5,039
Institutional grants or scholarships
380
100%
$7,748,927
$20,392
Grant or scholarship aid total
381
100%
$9,354,399
$24,552
Federal student loans
223
59%
$1,203,164
$5,395
Other student loans
36
9%
$445,056
$12,363
Student loan aid
227
60%
$1,648,220
$7,261
Total student aid
381
100%
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