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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

Financial Aid Webinar Coming Soon

October 10, 2014

red globeOne of our most popular webinars of the year is about to take place...and we don't want you to miss it! Join us for Cedarville University's financial aid webinar entitled, "The Search for Financial Aid: Where to Begin? Where to Look? How to Apply?" scheduled to take place this Monday, October 13, at 8 p.m. EDT.

Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President, and Mr. Kim Jenerette, the Executive Director of Financial Aid at Cedarville, will discuss the sometimes overwhelming topic of financial aid. You will even be able to ask questions throughout the presentation based on your specific situation...all from the comfort of your own home and personal computer. 

Reserve your spot now for this FREE Parent Prep webinar. After registering, you will receive easy log-in instructions.


P.S. Did you know that Cedarville offers online graduate and adult programs in business, education, nursing, bioethics, Bible, and ministry? If you are considering additional education, please keep Cedarville in mind! Costs are affordable, and classes are convenient for working professionals.

Posted in Financial Aid Webinar

How to Access More Financial Aid

October 3, 2014

Photo of Earth with ComputersJoin us for Cedarville University’s FREE Parent Prep webinar, “The Search for Financial Aid: Where to Begin? Where to Look? How to Apply?” on October 13 at 8 p.m. EST. One of the most popular presentations of the year, this one-hour webinar will give you practical tips and ideas for how to search for scholarships and grants in order to ensure your student's college experience is as affordable as possible.   

More first-year college students have concerns about their ability to finance college than at any time since 1971, according to UCLA's annual survey of the nation's entering students at four-year colleges and universities. If you find yourself sharing that concern, don't miss this helpful webinar! You'll gain valuable information and advice.

The webinar will be led by Roscoe Smith, an Associate Vice President at Cedarville University, and Mr. Kim Jenerette, the Executive Director of Financial Aid at Cedarville. Roscoe and Kim have a combined experience of 50 years in admissions and financial aid…and both are dads of college students! You will be able to ask questions throughout the presentation and gain insights to apply to your specific situation, all from the comfort of your own home and personal computer.

Reserve your spot now for "The Search for Financial Aid: Where to Begin? Where to Look? How to Apply?" scheduled to take place on Monday, October 13, at 8 p.m. EST!

After registering, you'll receive easy log-in instructions.

Posted in Financial Aid Webinar Affordability

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