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Academic Programs

All information pertaining to Academic Programs is contained in the Cedarville University catalog or available online.

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Code of Conduct

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Drug Free Schools

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Eligibility Standards

To be eligible to receive Federal assistance, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in an eligible program of study.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or U.S. permanent resident or reside in the United States for other than a temporary purpose (supportive documentation may be required to verify residency or citizenship status).
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress in their course of study.
  4. Not be in default of any loan or owe a repayment on a Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, or State Grant.
  5. Demonstrate financial need.

Equity in Athletics

Any coeducational institution of higher education that participate in an FSA program and have an intercollegiate athletic program must prepare an annual Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) report. This report contains participation rates, financial support, and other information on men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs. It is referred to as the Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Cedarville University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the Buckley Amendment) which is designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. The University has adopted a policy that explains in detail the procedures followed for compliance with provisions of the Act. Copies of the policy are available in the Office of the Registrar and Student Life Division Office.

Graduation Rates - Student Right-To-Know

Students that are considering enrolling at Cedarville University may review the graduation rate or previously enrolled students This chart is divided into two sections, the first group is the general student body and the second group is students receiving athletic aid. Graduation rates are calculated at 4 years, 5 years and 6 years after enrolling.

Starting Term Cohort Number 4 Years Out 5 Years Out 6 Years Out
Fall 1998 - All 706 53% 67% 69%
Fall 1998 - Athlete 35 57% 80% 83%
Fall 1999 - All 729 53% 68% 71%
Fall 1999 - Athlete 36 50% 75% 75%
Fall 2000 - All 729 53% 67% 68%
Fall 2000 - Athlete 35 50% 69% 69%
Fall 2001 - All 735 51% 66% 68%
Fall 2001 - Athlete 24 42% 67% 67%
Fall 2002 - All 774 50% 65% 66%
Fall 2002 - Athlete 45 47% 67% 71%
Fall 2003 - All 787 56% 67% 70%
Fall 2003 - Athlete 38 63% 79% 82%
Fall 2004 - All 762 51% 65% 67%
Fall 2004 - Athlete 33 45% 70% 79%
Fall 2005 - All 763 52% 66% 67%
Fall 2005 - Athlete 40 53% 75% 75%
Fall 2006 - All 713 57% 71% 72%
Fall 2006 - Athlete 43 58% 72% 72%
Fall 2007 - All 762 56% 70% 72%
Fall 2007 - Athlete 47 68% 79% 83%
Fall 2008 - All 774 54% 67% NA
Fall 2008 - Athlete 43 49% 56% NA
Fall 2009 - All 724 49% NA NA
Fall 2009 - Athlete 57 60% NA NA

Ombudsman

Students have the right to contact the Federal Department of Education Ombudsman who acts as an impartial third party for dispute resolution. It is recommended that students use this contact as a last resort after

  1. Writing an appeal letter to the Director of Financial Aid.
  2. Meeting with the Director of Financial Aid.
  3. Meeting with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing.

The Ombudsman can be contacted at (877) 577-2575 or on the internet at www.sfahelp.ed.gov.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

  1. You have the right to know what financial aid programs are available at your school.
  2. You have the right to know the deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available.
  3. You have the right to know how financial aid will be distributed, how decisions on that distribution are made, and the basis for these decisions.
  4. You have the right to know how your financial need was determined. This includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, personal, and miscellaneous expenses, etc., are considered in your budget.
  5. You have the right to know what resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, your assets, etc.) were considered in the calculation of your need.
  6. You have the right to know how much of your financial need as determined by the institution has been met.
  7. You have the right to request an explanation of the various programs in your student aid package.
  8. You have the right to know your school's refund policy.

Student Responsibilities

  1. You must complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the right place.
  2. You must provide correct information. In most instances, misreporting information on financial aid application forms is a violation of law and may be considered a criminal offense which could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  3. You must return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the financial aid office or the agency to which you submitted your application.
  4. You are responsible for reading and understanding all forms that you are asked to sign and for keeping copies of them.
  5. You must accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign.
  6. You must perform the work agreed upon in accepting a university employment award.
  7. You must be aware of and comply with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid.
  8. You should be aware of your school's refund procedures.

    All schools must provide information to prospective students about the school's programs and performance. You should consider this information carefully before deciding to attend a school.

    *Taken from page 2009-2010 of the Cedarville University catalog.