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Increasing Scholarships With ACT/SAT Prep Courses

May 19, 2015

test prepIf 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?

Taking the extra time – and spending a little extra money – to take test prep courses for standardized tests may pay off for your student. Improving a test score by just a point or two could mean thousands of dollars in extra scholarships over the course of your student’s four years in college. 

Today's post provide a variety of test prep resources. Please share this email with friends who have a rising senior and encourage them to subscribe to Parent Prep.

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Posted in Affordability Financial Aid

Measuring Cedarville's ROI

April 24, 2015

College CostsAs high school seniors and their parents sit down this spring to make final college decisions, one topic may present a daunting hurdle: the rising cost of a college education. While many universities — including Cedarville — are taking dramatic steps to curb that upward trend, 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 sixth-month postgraduation final destination survey, 96.8% of Cedarville's class of 2014 reported being employed or in graduate school. 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. In today's post, you'll read a Q&A that was published in the recent spring/summer issue of Cedarville Magazine and hear what other parents are saying about their children's experience at Cedarville.

P.S. Ready to finalize the decision to attend Cedarville? Submit the $250 reservation deposit online today! As a reminder, the reservation deposit is due by May 1.

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

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

March 16, 2015

financial aidCedarville University began sending financial aid awards through our electronic notification system (eAwards) at the beginning of March. Here are answers to questions you may have as you are waiting for this important piece of information ... or anticipating this process next year!

How will I be notified when my student's Financial Aid eAward is available?

Students will receive an email letting them know that their Financial Aid eAward has been updated and is ready to review. Your student will need to provide you with the log-in information so you can view the eAward online. After May 1, your student can grant you access to review financial information, and you'll have your own account to use from that point forward.

If I am receiving this email, will my student definitely be receiving an eAward from Cedarville?

We are pleased to provide these Parent Prep resources to all subscribing parents, regardless of whether or not your student plans to attend Cedarville. However, note that only students who have already applied and been accepted to Cedarville University will receive the eAward notification. For students still in the application process, eAwards will be sent as soon as the admissions process is complete.

What information is provided in the eAward?

When accessing your student's eAward, you can:

  • VIEW the current financial aid package, which details the grants, scholarships, and loans that have been awarded
  • ACCEPT or REJECT student loan options
  • INFORM us about outside grants or scholarships not listed
  • SHARE comments or ASK questions

What if I still have questions?

Don't hesitate to contact Cedarville's Financial Aid office at 1-877-233-2784. Your student's admissions counselor will also be calling soon to review the eAward and address any remaining concerns or questions.

Posted in Financial Aid Admissions Affordability

Tonight's "Creating Your Financial Plan" Webinar

March 9, 2015

Image of world globe with laptopsHow will you pay for your student's college education? Let's work through it together!

There’s still time to register to join us tonight — Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m. EDT! Cedarville University will offer another practical, informative, and FREE webinar: "Creating Your Financial Plan." 

During the interactive presentation, we will:

  • Review 2015–2016 costs 
  • Explain the financial aid eAward 
  • Review sample invoices 
  • Consider payment plan options 
  • Discuss budgeting ideas 
  • Suggest creative ways to save on college costs
  • Answer your questions!

Join Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President for University Admissions, and Kim Jenerette, Director of Financial Aid, at Cedarville University, from the convenience of your computer. You'll learn how to create a custom financial plan that can make it possible for your student to attend Cedarville this fall. You won't want to miss out on this informative session! Reserve your webinar seat now!!

Posted in Admissions Financial Aid Affordability Webinar

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