Payment Options - Divinity

Welcome to Gardner-Webb University. We are honored that you have chosen GWU to further your education and offer this synopsis of financial information to aid the transition into your studies.

Each semester the Gardner-Webb University Student Accounts Office will provide an online bill for each student detailing charges (tuition, housing, meal plan, fees, etc.) and anticipated credits (grants, scholarships, loans, etc.). For registered students, the Student Bill generally becomes available for review about three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Later registrants may expect to see their Student Bill within a matter of minutes after registering. After reviewing the bill, questions regarding charges should be directed to the Student Accounts Office (704-406-4287). Questions regarding financial aid should be directed to the Financial Planning Office (704-406-4243).

Please note: The deadline for making payment in full or enrolling in a Deferred Payment Plan is usually the last day of the month in which the classes begin. The exact due day will be provided via on Student Bill each semester.

Accessing Your Online Bill

  • Visit webbconnect.gardner-webb.edu.
  • Click the Student Account folder on the left.
  • Click Student Bill option under the Student Account folder.

Charges are reflected on the left side of the Student Bill while anticipated credits are shown on the right side.  The Account Balance reflects the amount for which the student is personally responsible for.  The Current Amount Due may be less than the Account Balance if a payment plan has been established.

Additional links, including Insurance Waiver Form, Make a Payment, Deferred Payment Plan, Direct Deposit Refund Sign-up, etc. may appear at the bottom of the Student Bill


Payment Methods

Payments may be made via the following methods:

  • Cash, check, or money order payable to Gardner-Webb University may be presented in person at the Student Accounts Office within the Student Services Suite on the lower level of the Dover Campus Center.  Payments may also be mailed to GWU Student Accounts, PO Box 7324, Boiling Springs NC 28017.  Please include the student ID number with all payment correspondence.
  • Electronic check (eCheck) payments may be made online via WebbConnect. 
  • MasterCard, Visa, or Discover payments may be made online via WebbConnect or by calling the Student Accounts Office at 704.406.4287, weekdays 8am - 4:30pm.  American Express payments may be made through WebbConnect.  For security purposes, card information is not retained and will need to be resubmitted for each payment.  *Please note that effective December 15, 2019, a service charge of 2.75% will be assessed on all domestic credit/debit card payments.  International card payments will be subject to a 4.25% service charge.
  • A link to enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan can be found at the bottom of the Student Bill.  Please print a copy of the payment plan details for your records before clicking Accept.

GWU Online Student Billing - Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I review my bill online? I have financial aid.
GWU utilizes an online billing system; paper bills are mailed only if the student contacts the Student Accounts Office directly and specifically requests a hard copy of the semester statement.

Due to generous gifts and endowments, the cost of attending the GWU School of Divinity is made much more affordable; however, students typically will still have personal responsibility for a portion of the semester's expenses. It is important to review the charges and anticipated credits (grants, scholarships, etc.) on your Student Bill for accuracy, for balances owed, and for payment due dates.

When a student utilizes student loans, it is critical that the student review the online E-awards/eligibility section of Student Financial Aid to ensure all requirements have been completed (loan applications, loan entrance counseling, signing of the master promissory note, etc.). Some students receiving aid are selected for verification. Additional information required for the verification process, such as W2s or other tax documents, should be supplied by the student to the Financial Planning Office in a timely fashion at the beginning of the semester in order to avoid late fees.

Specific questions regarding grants/scholarships may be directed to the School of Divinity (704-406-3205). Direct your questions regarding loans to the Financial Planning Office (704-406-4243). Direct your questions regarding charges, the Student Bill, or payments to the Student Accounts Office (704-406-4287).

I have excess financial aid. When may I expect my refund?
Refunds typically become available approximately 10-14 days after aid monies or other payments have been received that pay in excess of the semester's bill. Refund checks normally are mailed to the student's home address that is on file with the Registrar's Office.

My financial aid doesn't cover my bill in full. Do you offer a monthly payment plan?
Tuition and fees are payable in full at registration; however, the University offers a Deferred Payment Plan to students who prefer to pay their semester balance in payments rather than in a lump sum at the beginning of the semester. This plan allows you to pay the balance due over a four-month period during the fall and spring semesters. A two-month payment plan is offered during the  summer sessions.

You may enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan by clicking on the link at the bottom of your Student Bill. The balance for which you are responsible will be broken into payments with amounts and due dates reflected. Please print a copy of the payment plan details for your records prior to clicking Accept.

The plan includes a $15 application fee and a nominal service fee of 2% on the deferred payments. Your student account will reflect the deferred payment arrangement the next business day and will be due by the last day of the month in which the semester begins.  Please note that failure to make payments per the agreement may result in late fees and additional interest charges.

All current indebtedness to the University must be satisfied before students will be permitted to register for future semesters.

May I charge my textbooks to my student account?

Divinity students may charge textbooks to their student account during the first three weeks of the semester. Visit the GWU homepage then select Student Life at the top of the page, subsequently clicking on Campus Shop. The Textbook Lookup link on the left will provide instructions regarding online orders. Return/refund policies may be found under the Store Info link at the top of the page.

If a student has anticipated financial aid in excess of their charges, textbooks ordered online will be charged against the credit, reducing any anticipated refund for the student. 

My address has changed. How do I update my address?
Although much of the correspondence from the University will be to your assigned GWU e-mail address, it is important to ensure that your mailing address is updated as necessary through the WebbConnect portal via the Maintain Information - Address Change Form link.