Financial Planning

Financial Planning is dedicated to providing students and their families with friendly, efficient, and responsible financial services, while complying with all federal, state, and University policies. Our office provides financial assistance to students, many of whom might otherwise be unable to attend the University.

Gardner-Webb University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

GWU is a great investment for you personally and professionally. To make this investment a reality, GWU consistently strives to make your college experience affordable. GWU is one of America’s 100 Best College Buys.

This page is provided as a starting point for accessing the financial aid process at Gardner-Webb. Our programs are strategically arranged to support our various academic programs.

Gardner-Webb University School Code: 002929

Contact the Office of Financial Planning

PO Box 955
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Phone: (704) 406-4243
Fax: (704) 406-4102


Complete Your Request for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan

In order to determine eligibility for a PLUS loan, the Parent Borrower must first initiate a credit check. The credit check is completed online, and results are made available to both the Parent Borrower and Gardner-Webb. If the credit check is approved, the Parent will be prompted to complete the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (PMPN). If the credit check is not approved, results are also provided to the Parent Borrower and Gardner-Webb. In the case where the credit is not approved, the student may be eligible to borrower additional Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan funds.

Information You Need Before Getting Started:

  • U.S. Department of Education PIN Number (This is the same PIN Number used to sign your student’s FAFSA; if you do not know your PIN Number you can retrieve it at
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Two references with complete addresses
  • Additional Income and Employment Information

Steps to complete the Plus Process

Please follow the link to get started:


Alternative Loans are an option when additional funding is needed to meet your educational expenses. Gardner-Webb University does not have a Preferred Lender List; therefore, we do not promote or endorse any specific lender. Students are free to choose any lender they wish. We may ask for additional information regarding your lender before completing certification of your Alternative Loan.

Steps for utilizing FASTChoice

Determine which private student loan best meets your needs


Information shown on your online billing screen will include more specific information concerning billing and payment issues including the payment due date, fees and interest associated with the Monthly Payment Plan, and any penalties for late payment

You can access detailed Online Billing instructions for your particular program by the following links. Undergraduate | Graduate | Divinity | Degree Completion

The top portion of the billing page reflects your class schedule. The middle of the page includes charges to the left and anticipated credits to the right. A remaining balance, indicating any amount for which the student remains personally responsible and its due date, is included below the charge section.

Additional links will be listed at the bottom of the online billing page including the insurance wavier form and a link for paying via credit or debit card. Also included is a link for the deferred payment plan (print out a copy before submitting; the first payment must be submitted in order for a deferred plan to be formally established).

Please note: The deadline for making payment in full, or for completing all requirements for financial aid or a deferred payment plan, will always occur at the beginning of the semester during the first full week of class. The actual due date will be provided by the online billing each semester.