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Giving Helpful Information

December 9, 2014

For the past three years, Cedarville University has presented a FREE, online webinar monthly during the academic year. The webinar topics included finding financial aid resources, making the most of a campus visit, understanding tax benefits for education, choosing the right college, and navigating the college application process.

Our goal is to link you with information that will be helpful for your college searching questions, while also giving you insight into the Cedarville experience. The Associate Vice President of Admissions, Executive Director of Financial Aid, and Associate Director of Admissions are just a few of the speakers who have shared their knowledge and expertise through these webinar sessions.

Our gift to you this Christmas is access to our webinar archive! In case you have missed a webinar or simply want to re-listen to one, you have access to all of the 2012–2014 webinars. Enjoy utilizing these resources, and stay tuned for the newest webinar coming to you in January — “How to Complete Your FAFSA.”


P.S. As an added gift this Christmas season for students who apply in December, we will waive the $30 application fee and send them our new BE BOLD T-shirt! Are you interested in any of Cedarville's graduate and adult programs? We'll also waive the application fee for those programs in December!

Posted in Affordability Webinar

High School Students Taking College Courses

December 4, 2014

Does your student want to get a head start on earning college credit? Are you looking for ways to save money on the cost of college? Would your student benefit from getting a taste of what college life is like now? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, encourage your student to consider taking online or on-campus courses from Cedarville University

The evidence is mounting that high school students who take a college course are more likely to attend college, and at Cedarville, we've also seen high school students outperform their college student peers. They study with top professors, earn college credit, and get a taste of university academics ... before they ever step foot on campus as a freshmen student! 

As part of Cedarville's high school course options, students will:

  • Get a head start on college, potentially saving both time and money in completing their degree. 
  • Satisfy high school academic requirements at the same time (ask your student’s high school guidance counselor for details). 
  • Study with top Cedarville professors who will challenge them to think deeply and apply biblical principles to what they are learning. 
  • Gain confidence that they’ll excel at college-level academics. 
Online courses are forming for spring semester, which begins in January. Courses are also offered in the summer (including our campus-based, two-week Summer Studies program) and the fall semester. Your student can choose from our most popular general education courses

and experience innovative technologies that are shaping the future of education. Local students may also choose to attend courses on campus.

Visit www.cedarville.edu/collegenow for more information!


As an added bonus for Ohio students, Cedarville is now participating in College Credit Plus (formerly known as PSEO). Through this program, Ohio high school students are able to enroll in Cedarville courses for FREE — including books!

Posted in Academics Admissions Affordability

Calculating the Cost of a College Education

October 28, 2014

Net Price CalculatorThe Net Price Calculator (NPC) is a fairly new feature added to financial aid office websites in 2011. Mandated by the federal government, this new online tool is available on every university website in the country, including Cedarville University's.

Net price is defined as the price you actually pay after subtracting financial aid from a school's sticker price:


Net Price = Sticker Price – Financial Aid

The NPC is a tool of the financial aid office with the intended goal to make it easier for students and their parents to estimate their net price of attending a college. Who wouldn't like that? While the NPC offers some great benefits and is a helpful step in the right direction, it may not be the complete answer that parents are looking for.

Read today's full post to learn more about the NPC and why financial aid offices encourage parents to use it with caution.

P.S. October is nearing an end...and so is our early application fee waiver. Please encourage students to submit their application by Friday, October 31, and Cedarville will waive the application fee. 

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Posted in Affordability Financial Aid Admissions

Choosing Cedarville and Saying Good-bye: One Parent's Story

October 6, 2014

Photo of Chris and Jamie Brauns

Dr. Chris Brauns, Pastor of The Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley, IL, is the guest contributor for today's Parent Prep post. A parent of a Cedarville freshman, he and his wife Jamie just completed the college search process with their son and now share perspectives on the importance of that decision. Dr. Brauns is an author whose books include Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds. Chris and Jamie have four children including Christopher who is attending Cedarville University.


A few weeks ago my wife, Jamie, and I left our son, Christopher, to begin college at Cedarville University. We smiled for final pictures outside the Dixon Ministry Center. But we cried on the way home. It is a hard transition for parents.

Our emotions didn’t stop once we pulled into our garage. A few days after we left our son at college, I walked into our bedroom and Jamie was quietly emotional. I didn’t have to ask why. We always knew our children would fly away quickly, but it seems as though it has been only a few days rather than 18 years. We picked our baby boy up at the hospital on Monday and he left for college on Friday.

Christopher’s decision to go to Cedarville was the culmination of a long process. Our decision came down to a combination of several key factors...

Read today's full post to learn why Cedarville University is proving to be a great choice for one family and their new college freshman!

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