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Increasing Scholarships with ACT/SAT Prep Courses

May 18, 2016

photo of hand with pencil filling in answers on a testIf you are the parent of a high school junior, you and your student have probably already started thinking about ACT and SAT standardized tests. You likely know that colleges use these scores when making admissions decisions, but did you know that schools also use them when handing out scholarships?

Read today's post to learn how even a point or two can make a difference in your student's scholarship opportunities. And, you'll find helpful test preparation resources! 

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Posted in Academics Admissions Financial Aid Affordability

High School Students Taking College Courses ... and Saving Money!

May 10, 2016

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You may be getting ready to send one child off to college, but do you still have other children at home? Cedarville University has an opportunity for them as well! Our College Now program allows students to enroll in college-level courses while they’re still in high school, potentially saving thousands on their total college costs.

As part of Cedarville’s College Now program, high school students can: 

  • Study with top Cedarville professors who will challenge them to think deeply and apply biblical principles to what they are learning 
  • Get a head start on college, potentially saving both time and money in completing their degree 
  • Gain confidence that they’ll excel at college-level academics
  • Save (a lot!) on tuition

And, if you’re an Ohio resident, your student may be able to take courses for FREE through Ohio’s College Credit Plus. Those outside of Ohio can take advantage of greatly reduced costs though our Family Pay Option.

There's still time to enroll for fall classes, which begin August 24, 2016. However, deadlines for Ohio private and homeschooled students to receive state funding have passed for the upcoming school year.

Check out our website to learn more and encourage your high school student to start College Now!


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Posted in College Now Academics Affordability

Measuring Cedarville's ROI (Return on Investment)

April 27, 2016

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As high school seniors and their parents sit down to finalize a college decision before the May 1 deadline, one topic is nearly always part of the discussion: cost.

While many universities — including Cedarville — are taking intentional steps to make a college education more affordable, parents are increasingly looking at job placement rates in order to weigh an institution’s benefits against its costs in an effort to decide whether or not a considerable investment is worthwhile.

Cedarville's placement rates continue to be impressive. In a six-month post-graduation final destination survey, 97.2% of Cedarville's class of 2015 reported being employed or in graduate school during that time period. That's well above the national averages reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which has reported an average of 88% over the last five years.

But don't just take our word for it. Read today's post and you'll hear what parents are saying about their children's experience at Cedarville, and why they think Cedarville is worth the investment.


P.S. If your student has been accepted to Cedarville for fall 2016, be sure to submit your $250 reservation deposit by May 1 to ensure a place in the incoming class.

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Posted in Academics Affordability Careers Financial Aid Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

March 9, 2016

financial aidCedarville University began sending financial aid awards through our electronic notification system (eAwards) at the beginning of March. Today's post shares additional information for those of you who are awaiting this important piece of information ... or anticipating this process next year!

If you haven’t yet completed your FAFSA, be sure to do it soon! This is the best way we can award you the most financial aid possible.

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Posted in Affordability Financial Aid

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