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Cedarville Professors Offer Expert, Biblical Opinion on Current Issues

October 19, 2016

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In the spring of 2013, five Cedarville University political science, history, and economic professors joined together to create a blog – Bereans at the Gate – that offers a Christ-centered, biblical look at important issues affecting our nation. They address politics, economics, theology, history, law, and culture. As their “About” page explains, “We hope to use the insights we find to peacefully storm the gates that surround our fallen culture.”

There’s never been a time that our nation needed such godly counsel more. It’s been a tumultuous election season, to say the least. We hope you find this blog to be a valuable resource as you wrestle with decisions leading up to election day. It is exactly the kind of biblical integration your student will find at Cedarville University.

For those who live within driving distance of Cedarville,our Center for Political Studies is hosting Election 2016: History in the Making, a free community forum to help citizens navigate the issues of this important presidential election. The forum will be held Wednesday, October 26, from 7–8:30 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center on Cedarville’s campus.

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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Wall Street Journal Recognizes Cedarville for Student Engagement

October 17, 2016

Students working on assignmentsA recent Wall Street Journal ranking confirmed what we already knew — Cedarville University does an outstanding job of helping students engage with their education. The Journal listed Cedarville in the top 5 out of all U.S. colleges and universities for making students feel engaged, or involved, with the education process.

When the Journal’s reporter called to learn more about Cedarville's approach, our president, Thomas White, had the opportunity to share how our students engage with each other through chapel and ministries, how faculty bring an eternal perspective to their lectures, and how our student life programs are intentionally educating the whole person. He explained how Cedarville’s life-transforming educational approach can place a small Christian college in Ohio above all the Ivy League institutions because we are engaging students with a Gospel purpose.

According to the report, colleges that rank high in engagement offer an education that can have more depth and meaning. The level of engagement students feel determines how actively they are grappling with concepts and trying to apply them to the real world. If the curriculum is too challenging, or the community too distant, students may disengage. If classes are too easy or life a little too comfortable, they may float passively through school, absorbing little. It’s a difficult balance, and Cedarville is getting it right! 

(Read the Wall Street Journal story to learn more.)

We are grateful both for this opportunity to be a Light for the Gospel and for the affirmation of the quality experience Cedarville provides. This is the kind of education your student can expect on our campus as well.

Encourage students to apply by November 1, and we’ll waive the $30 application fee. Contact our admissions team at 1-800-233-2784 if you have any questions. We are here to serve you!

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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Spiritual Growth Student Life

7 Myths About the FAFSA Debunked

October 14, 2016

FAFSA logoFor the first time ever, the FAFSA opened on October 1, and the change is raising some questions for parents. We found this 7 Myths About the 2017-18 FAFSA Debunked article to be a helpful resource. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to access all need-based scholarships at Cedarville as well as state and federal grants, so we want to do all we can to make sure you are able to complete the FAFSA correctly to maximize your student's aid.

Our Financial Aid team is here to help you as well. Contact us if we can help in any way.

P.S. Encourage seniors who have not yet completed an application to Cedarville to apply by November 1, and we'll waive the $30 application fee!

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4 Signs That Your High School Student Is College-Ready

October 12, 2016

College Now LogoDual enrollment programs, like Cedarville’s College Now, are great ways for your high school (and even middle school) student to get a head start on college courses, and potentially save money on total college costs.

But how do you know if your student is ready for college-level work?

In today's post, guest contributor Paula Kordic, Cedarville’s Dual Enrollment Coordinator, gives some practical ideas of what to look for to determine if your student is ready to start "College Now."

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