Tuition Remission for dependents of Employees of Other Christian Universities

Tuition Exchange Program

Each year Cedarville University receives applications and selects outstanding students to receive tuition exchange scholarships. Two scholarships are available annually to students with a parent employed at a Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) participating school or at Summit University. This exchange arrangement is approved annually and is dependent upon the University's continued participation as a CCCU member.

In addition, Cedarville University provides a tuition exchange opportunity for up to two additional students each year through its partnership with Word of Life Bible Institute. This arrangement is also reviewed annually.

The tuition exchange program is competitive so early application is encouraged! Eligibility and selection criteria include:

  • Classification: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Transfer
  • GPA (college or high school)
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Recommendation from pastor: spiritual reputation, Christian testimony, and involvement
  • Activities, accomplishments, and awards: church, school, sports, summer programs, etc.
  • Potential for leadership and contribution to campus life at Cedarville
  • Major field of study
  • Parent employed full-time and eligible for full tuition remission
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA)

Application Process

  1. Complete Cedarville University's regular admission process and be accepted.
  2. Have the contact person from your school complete and submit the CCCU TWEP & Exchange Request Application to Cedarville University by January 15th. If you have any questions, contact Vicky Herby in the Cedarville University Financial Aid Office (937-766-7866).
  3. Cedarville University will select recipients by March 1.

Tuition Remission Awarding (effective May 2015)

Tuition Remission covers the cost of tuition only (non-tuition charges are the responsibility of the student).

The awarding sequence for tuition remission recipients is as follows:

  • Federal and state grants will be applied first (this will require families to submit a FAFSA for all degree-seeking students).
  • Institutional aid will be applied next, including but not limited to academic scholarships, need-based grants, athletic aid, music or other performance scholarships, and the matching portion of a church grant.
  • Tuition remission will then be awarded to bring the total aid package to 100% or 50% of tuition, in accordance with the appropriate staff benefit.
  • Outside scholarships, including church scholarships, will be applied after the tuition remission award.

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Renewal requirements

Yes, this award is renewable as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and remains in good standing with the University. "Good standing" shall be determined as follows:

In support of Cedarville University's commitment to the individual and communal benefits of the Cedarville community covenant, an annual review of student conduct will be required for scholarship renewal. Any student who, in the sole discretion of the Student Life Deans on a case-by-case basis, has demonstrated a pattern of conduct that indicates disregard for University policies will not be considered eligible for scholarship renewal.

If a student believes his/her status of scholarship eligibility was determined in error or inappropriately, the student has the option to appeal. The student should submit a letter of appeal that details the factors that should be considered in his/her scholarship standing with the University, as well as his/her plans to address the concerns which led to the standing. Submit the appeal to the Director for Student Development within 14 days of notice of non-renewal. The appeal will be reviewed and the student will receive a response within two weeks of a complete submission of the appeal.

Cedarville University Employees

The information on this page is for non-Cedarville University employees and their dependents. Visit the Tuition Remission for dependents of Cedarville University employees page for information for Cedarville University employees.