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Parents of Seniors: Complete the FAFSA starting October 1

September 21, 2016

FAFSAThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to access all need-based financial aid. Even families who do not anticipate qualifying for federal aid, like the Pell Grant, may receive need-based scholarships from Cedarville and be able to access subsidized student loans.

For the first time ever, the FAFSA opens on October 1 (instead of January 1 as in years past). You can complete the FAFSA electronically at using your 2015 tax data. 

It’s easier than ever, too, as most families will be able to use the automated data retrieval tool to pre-fill much of the tax-related information. Include Cedarville’s federal school code: 003025 to ensure your FAFSA results are sent directly to us. 

Our financial aid office has put together resources to assist you as you complete the FAFSA, including an archived webinar. Please note that while the webinar will provide helpful information, it will not address the new October 1 open date.

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Posted in Financial Aid Affordability

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

Measuring Cedarville's ROI (Return on Investment)

April 27, 2016

Photo of bound stacks of money with college degree and tassel on top

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?

Financial Aid and Payment Strategies: Important Information

March 11, 2016

There’s still time to register and plan to join us for Monday’s FREE webinar:

"Can We Really Make It Work? Funding Your Cedarville Education"

In this highly practical and informative presentation, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the financial aspects of your student's Cedarville education. Among other topics, our expert presenters will:

  • Discuss funding strategies (and suggest creative ideas you may not have considered)
  • Review 2016–17 costs
  • Explain the financial aid award letter
  • Review sample student invoices
  • Describe payment plan options

We’ll help you create a custom financial plan that can make it possible for your student to attend Cedarville this fall.

Register now and plan to join us Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m. EDT for this informative, FREE webinar.

Posted in Financial Aid Webinar

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