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Value of a College Degree

March 6, 2015

Financial Aid 101Cedarville University's financial aid award notifications start going out this week! If you've not already done so, now is the time to complete your FAFSA in order for your student to obtain as much financial aid as possible!

Cedarville University (and most other colleges and universities) use the FAFSA to award need-based institutional awards, federal and state grants, and Stafford loans (whether subsidized or unsubsidized). Even if you do not think you will qualify for federal or state aid, many families receive institutional grants. So, your investment of 20 minutes to complete the FAFSA could pay dividends!

We want to award students the most generous aid package possible, so please complete your FAFSA and send the results to Cedarville (school code #003025) as soon as possible.

We provide a variety of online resources to help you complete the FAFSA and avoid processing delays. Visit today!

P.S. Don't miss Monday's webinar "Understanding Your Financial Aid Awards and Finalizing Your Financial Plan" that will provide practical information and strategies to pay for your Cedarville education. Register now for the 8 p.m. EDT  online presentation.

Posted in Affordability Financial Aid Careers

Value of a Bachelor's Degree

February 26, 2015

value of a bachelor's degreeA recent article from Bloomberg Business confirms what we’ve always known — there is real value in earning a bachelor’s degree. In fact, the article explains that the biggest labor market problem for bachelor’s degree holders right now just might be that there aren’t enough of them to fill the open jobs.

The article notes that the unemployment rate for those with a bachelor’s degree is down to 2.8%, significantly lower than the 5.7% rate for the adult population as a whole. The unemployment rate for bachelor’s degree holders is the lowest it’s been since 2008, and the article explains that with this level, it is possible the job market may run out of bachelor’s holders to hire.

But a degree from Cedarville University does more than just prepare students for a spot in the marketplace. Our students are equipped for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. We prepare them to use their vocation to glorify God in all they do.

P.S. There is still time to apply for admission to Cedarville University. We continue to accept and review applications throughout the academic year. If your student has already been accepted, be sure to deposit now to secure his or her place in the fall class!

Posted in Admissions Careers Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Preparing Students for In-Demand Health Care Careers

February 6, 2015

According to a recent online Forbes article, “The Best Healthcare Jobs in 2015,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the health care and social assistance industry will produce one in three new jobs in the U.S. over the next decade. Extended longevity and an aging population are increasing the demand for health care professionals.

Health care also provides a unique opportunity to share the Gospel in compassionate and meaningful ways at an individual's point of great need. That is why Cedarville University has been intentional about offering these in-demand professional programs.

If your son or daughter has expressed interest in a helping profession, be sure to read today's post to see what Cedarville University is doing to prepare students for in-demand health care careers.

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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Careers

The "Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History"

January 22, 2015

A recent online Gallup article lists a lack of mentoring as the “biggest blown opportunity in higher ed history.” Citing results from the largest representative study of U.S. college graduates, Gallup determined that where students go to college matters less to their work life and well-being after graduation than how they went to college. Feeling supported and having deep learning experiences during college mean everything when it comes to long-term outcomes after college. A key way that college students receive that support – mentoring – is, unfortunately, often lacking at institutions of higher education and thus, a “blown opportunity."

But Cedarville University is different. We take mentoring our students seriously and are intentional about incorporating it throughout campus. Today's Parent Prep post gives 5 examples of the many ways that Cedarville faculty and staff are actively mentoring students.

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

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