2010-2011 Freshman Scholarships & Grants
On October 1, 2009, Cedarville University announced significant changes to its financial aid program. A six-month study of the needs of families resulted in a recommendation calling for increased financial aid awards and a greatly simplified program. And now, Cedarville's rigorous, Christ-centered education is more affordable than ever. The new awards will be phased in for new students beginning fall 2010.
|27+ ACT / 1210+ SAT *
and 3.5 high school GPA
|$8,000||Up to $2,000||Up to $10,000|
|25+ ACT / 1130+ SAT *
and 3.2 high school GPA
|$6,000||Up to $2,000||Up to $8,000|
|22+ ACT / 1020+ SAT *
and 3.0 high school GPA
|n/a||Up to $5,000||Up to $5,000|
|All other students||n/a||Up to $3,000||Up to $3,000|
These awards are available for eight (8) semesters of attendance (fall and spring terms only) and require full-time enrollment.
* SAT: Use combined math + critical reading scores only. Some institutional awards are partially funded by generous donors to the University. Students will be notified by the fall if a donor contributed to any portion of their awards.
Other Cedarville Scholarship and Grant Opportunities for New Students:
National Scholar Awards honor outstanding academic achievement for those students identified as National Merit or National Achievement finalists or semifinalists.
Diversity Scholarships support the University's goal to have a campus community that reflects the body of Christ.
Academic-Program Scholarships are associated with select academic programs, may require an audition or interview, and are awarded by the faculty.
Athletic Scholarships are awarded to top-performing athletes on an individual basis by the coaches.
Church Matching Grants match gifts that a church contributes to a student and demonstrate our passion to partner with local churches in equipping students for lifelong service.
Donor-Funded Scholarships. Scholarship requirements vary according to each donor's request. Award selection is made by the Executive Director of Financial Aid and/or a scholarship committee. Donor-funded scholarships may underwrite the funding of a student's existing academic or need-based aid or, in some cases, are awarded in addition to other institutional aid, depending on the wishes of the donor. Completion of the FAFSA is required.
Tuition Remission Scholarships: Cedarville University offers two Tuition Remission programs for full-time faculty, staff, and administrators of both Cedarville University and other Christian universities.
Transfer Student Aid is awarded to transfer students based on academic performance at previous school(s).
A student must be enrolled full-time to receive institutional aid. 12 hours is considered full-time for undergraduates. Enrolling in less than 12 hours will result in institutional aid being fully rescinded.