No Tuition Increase at Cedarville University
September 11, 2013
If the news about rising college costs and increasing student debt levels has caught your attention in recent months, you will be encouraged by a recent announcement from Cedarville University!
This past Friday, Dr. Thomas White, Cedarville's new president, announced to students in chapel that there will be no tuition increase next academic year! Although room and board will increase, those charges will remain among the lowest cost options of any college or university your student may be considering. View costs here. This decision is part of a long-term strategy by the University to keep tuition affordable for current students (and future ones!) while continuing to offer competitive financial aid opportunities.
“As I have studied the rising cost of higher education, I have become increasingly concerned that a Christian university like Cedarville may be becoming less of an option because of cost,” said Dr. White. “I see students graduating with higher debt, and this could limit their ability to fulfill the God-given calling placed on their lives. I am committed to a long-term strategy that keeps Cedarville affordable for families."
This strategy is expected to continue Cedarville's long history of enrollment growth, including this fall's record enrollment of 3,459 undergraduate and graduate students. Cedarville offers $21.7 million in student financial aid. Last year, 98 percent of new freshmen received financial aid with the average package being $17,526. The package included institutional, state, and federal scholarships and grants, student loans, and federal work study.
“It is very important to me that everyone who wants to receive a Cedarville University degree gets that opportunity,” said White. “Cedarville equips students for personal and professional excellence with a gospel purpose, and our world needs men and women who fulfill their God-given calling with conviction.”
Please share this news with other students and families who are engaged in a college search! We value your partnership in Christ-centered higher education.
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