Transfer Student Aid - 2011–12 - Scholarships - Financial Aid - Cedarville University

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Transfer Student Aid

Note: This information is valid for new transfer students entering Cedarville in 2011–12.

All applicants identified as Transfer Students (see criteria below) are reviewed for the following Transfer Student Aid programs:

Combined College
Cumulative GPA
Phi Theta
Access Grant
Annual Total
3.750 - 4.000 $4,000 $1,000 Up to $2,000 $2,000 Up to $9,000
3.500 - 3.749 $2,000 $1,000 Up to $2,000 $2,000 Up to $7,000
Below 3.500 Not eligible Not eligible Up to $2,000 $2,000 Up to $4,000
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CU Cum
GPA of 3.2 or
CU Cum
GPA of 3.2 or
CU Cum
GPA of 2.0 or
CU Cum
GPA of 2.0 or

Note: Scholarship and grant decisions are based on college transcript(s) received as of:
   June 1st: Transfers beginning enrollment fall semester
   January 1st: Transfers beginning enrollment spring semester

A student must be enrolled full-time to receive institutional aid. 12 hours is considered full-time for undergraduates. Enrolling in less than 12 hours will result in institutional aid being fully rescinded.


When is an applicant considered to be a transfer student?

A new student is identified as a transfer when they have enrolled in 12 or more credit hours post high school graduation.

How is a transfer student's combined college cumulative GPA calculated?

For the Transfer Academic Excellence Award, the accepted transfer student's combined college cumulative GPA must be 3.5 or higher. The calcualtion will be made using grades earned in any of the following:

  • college courses taken through dual-enrollment as a high school student
  • college courses taken after high school
  • college courses in which the student is currently enrolled
  • college courses in process of completion at the time the admission application is reviewed

Note: Students may take college courses while still in high school without becoming classified as a transfer. However, the grades earned in those college courses will be included in all college GPA calculations and used in admission and scholarship decisions.


Cedarville Scholar Award: Competitive awarding; awarded to nine finalists who are selected from award semi-finalists; semi-finalists are selected from pool of applicants who meet award criteria and submit all application materials by Jan. 15th.

National Scholar Award: Awarded to National Merit and National Achievement finalists or semifinalists with a combined college cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Transfer Academic Excellence Award:  No separate application

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship:  Provide documentation of participation in PTK at prior college

Transfer Cedarville Access Grant:  Requires completion of the FAFSA

Transfer Diversity Scholarship:  Based on application for admission