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How Knowing a University's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

January 12, 2015

We all know students who started their four-year college journey … six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turns into twelve.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

Today's post discusses this critical issue and offers advice for checking graduation rates and comparing total costs.

P.S. There is still time to register for tonight's FAFSA webinar. The online presentation begins at 8 p.m. EST. Register now.

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

Don't Forget: Register for Monday's FREE FAFSA Webinar!

January 9, 2015

Don't forget to register for Cedarville University’s most popular webinar of the year: “How to Complete Your FAFSA."

This practical webinar is scheduled for Monday, January 12, at 8 p.m. EST. Reserve your spot now!

If you would like to be considered for need-based aid from a college or university, from state funding, or from any federal program (including student loans), you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

This practical webinar will help you complete the FAFSA successfully, avoid unnecessary errors and processing delays, and most importantly, qualify your student for the most aid possible.

Reserve your spot and join us — Monday, January 12, at 8 p.m. (EST) — to learn more about completing the FAFSA!

Posted in Affordability Financial Aid Webinar

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

Career Fairs and Finding a Job After College

October 17, 2014

Career FairWhile looking for a full-time career may seem several years away for high school juniors and seniors, Cedarville University understands that the career search should begin much sooner than one’s senior year in college and involves more than just filling out applications. Therefore, each year Cedarville’s Career Services office hosts Career Fairs which are open to all students (freshmen through seniors) as well as alumni and the general public.

Read today's full post to find out who was represented at this year's Fall Career Fair (you'll be amazed!) and learn how Career Services can help your student land a first job!

Be Bold Banner with students and faculty

P.S. Why Cedarville? Watch this inspiring video that our faculty, staff, and students made for you. It answers that question! If your family is looking for a university that is bold about the Gospel, bold about equipping outstanding professionals, and bold about affordability, Cedarville is the place! Also, please encourage students to apply to Cedarville University this weekend, and we'll waive the application fee.

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Posted in Careers Financial Aid Student Life

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