Previous Webinars

Visit Campus

We'll cover up to $200 of travel costs for accepted students if you visit
by April 30th!

Learn More »

Announcing New Transfer Student Scholarships for Fall 2014

Learn More »
Experience online college courses for high school students.Learn More »

The best way to experience Cedarville is to visit campus. Be our guest!

Schedule Your Visit »

We've posted links for you to watch previous presentations and download helpful resources.

Creating Your Financial Plan

(recorded March 2014)

If you are wondering how students fund their Cedarville University education, be sure to register for this webinar. Everything you want to know about financing an education at Cedarville University will be explained and displayed in this highly practical and informative presentation. We will review 2014-15 costs, explain the financial aid award letter, review sample student invoices, and describe payment plan options. Join us to learn how all of these features fit together to create a custom financial plan that makes it possible for your student to attend Cedarville next fall.

Speaker: Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions

» Watch webinar part one

» Watch webinar part two

Raising Kids To Be Sexually Pure In College

(recorded February 2014)

What can a Christian parent do to equip their college-bound high school student to live a sexually pure life away from home? Dannah Gresh, a Christian sexuality expert and best-selling author who happens to be a Cedarville University alum, will give parents five critical tools to ensure that their son or daughter is able to live out the values they've been taught at home. Using scripture and social science, as she did in her Ted Talk on tolerance for virginity at secular campuses, Gresh will guide you through important decisions and the conversations you need to have with your son or daughter.

Speaker: Dannah Gresh

» Watch the webinar

Completing Your 2014–15 FAFSA—First Time Filers or Renewal Filers

(recorded January 2014)

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required to access all need-based aid (institutional, federal, state), including access to federal loans. This webinar will help parents and students understand foundational concepts which enable the student applicant to successfully complete the FAFSA. This webinar will address both first-time FAFSA filers and returning filers who need to renew their FAFSA for the new academic year. You will also receive information and tips to help you avoid unnecessary errors and processing delays.

Speaker: Steve Winey, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

» Watch the webinar
» View presentation slides only
» Cedarville's Additional FAFSA Resources

Making College More Affordable—Tax Credits and College Savings Plans

(recorded December 2013)

If you feel confused or overwhelmed at the thought of saving and investing for your child’s college education, you will find this 60 minute presentation to be an invaluable resource. Our presenter, Mr. G. Mike Crawford, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a Certified Financial Planner® and a Certified College Planning Specialist. Mike will cut through the confusing clutter to help you better understand college savings and investment options, as well as tax benefits including tax credits and deductions. Whether your student is in preschool, middle school, or high school, you will benefit from this informative presentation.

Speakers: Kim Jenerette, Executive Director of Financial Aid; G. Mike Crawford, CFP, CCPS College For Less, Inc; Michael W. Smith, CPA

» Watch the webinar
» View presentation slides only

Finding Sources of Aid

(recorded November 2013)

More first-year college students have concerns about their ability to finance college than at any time since 1971, according to the CIRP Freshman Survey, UCLA's annual survey of the nation's entering students at four-year colleges and universities.

If you are the parent of a high school student and questioning how you will afford to pay for college, don’t despair! Instead, join us for a 60-minute presentation that will help you make sense of the seemingly complex world of financial aid.

The webinar is led by Roscoe Smith, an associate vice president at Cedarville University who has 25 years of enrollment experience ... not to mention he's a dad with two college students! You'll 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.

Speakers: Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions; Kim Jenerette, Executive Director of Financial Aid

» Watch the webinar
» View presentation slides only

Does Choosing A Christian College Mean Settling for a Second Rate Academic Experience?

(October 2013)

You appreciate the importance of your student's attending a university where values and faith are strengthened -- not undermined. But, some parents share their concern that the academic experience will be less than what their student might receive at one of the Ivy's or at a major research university. This panel discussion featuring Cedarville University faculty will be led by high school guidance counselor and Cedarville alumnus, Steve Wynn. Challenged with tough questions, the panel will take on the concern about academic quality and offer perspectives you may not have considered. We firmly believe the value of Christ-centered education is found not only in strengthening of a student's faith but also in the rigor and preparation of the academic experience. Join us and come prepared to ask the hard questions!

Speakers: Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions; Amy Holderby, Director of Admissions; Sarah Allen, Associate Director of Admissions; Matt Little, Associate Director of Admissions

» Due to technical difficulties during recording the video for this webinar is not available.

Helping Your Student Choose a College

(recorded September 2013)

Navigating through the maze of higher education can be a daunting experience for parents. How do I find the best college for my student? Is this even possible? Don't fret... our panel of experts has nearly 60 years of combined experience in higher education. Topics include campus visits, financial aid, academic requirements, housing and much more.

Speakers: Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions; Amy Holderby, Director of Admissions; Sarah Allen, Associate Director of Admissions; Matt Little, Associate Director of Admissions

» Watch the webinar

Sticker Shock – Making the Final Decision

(recorded April 2013)

A lot of factors merge together when you are ready to make your college choice. These include academic major, location, friends...but the most obvious factor is the total price of admission to your university. In this webinar, you will learn key ways to look at your investment in a college education and we will help you navigate through the costs--and hidden costs--in enrollment. Don't let sticker shock drive you away from the ideal university for your student!

Speakers: Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions; Kim Jenerette, Executive Director of Financial Aid

» Watch the webinar

College Life Outside the Classroom

(recorded March 2013)

This webinar will provide an overview of some of the benefits of a Cedarville education that occur outside the classroom. An intentional focus on high quality support services has led to national recognition for our "supportive campus environment," and measurable student satisfaction that ranks us at the very top nationally in many areas that are important to families. We will discuss everything from our approach to co- curricular programming to our philosophy of redemptive discipline, and ways that parents can stay connected to their student to support your son or daughter's spiritual and academic success.

» Watch the webinar

Creating Your Financial Plan

(recorded March 2013)

If you are wondering how students fund their Cedarville University education, be sure to register for this webinar. Everything you want to know about financing an education at Cedarville University will be explained and displayed in this highly practical and informative presentation. We will unveil 2012-13 costs, explain the financial aid award letter, review sample student invoices, and describe payment plan options. Join us to learn how all of these features fit together to create a custom financial plan that makes it possible for your student to attend Cedarville next fall.

Speaker: Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions

» Watch the webinar
» View presentation slides only

Learning at the Collegiate Level

(recorded February 2013)

Just how different is college learning from high school? this transition? What does Cedarville offer to support and encourage these learning efforts? These questions will be addressed as we:

  • review the 6 levels of learning (Bloom’s taxonomy)
  • take a quick look at Ken Bain’s work on the differences between deep learners, strategic learners, and surface learners
  • identify what students can do now to be better prepared for the demands of college-level learning
  • introduce the resources and services available to CU students as they study and learn here are Cedarville

Speaker: Becky Kuhn, Coordinator of Academic Engagement

» Watch the webinar
» View presentation slides only

Completing the FAFSA – First time filers or Renewal filers

(recorded January 2013)

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required to access all need-based aid (institutional, federal, state) and federal Stafford Direct Loans. This webinar:

  • provides an overview of the FAFSA process and helps parents and students understand key foundational concepts which enable the student applicant to successfully complete the FAFSA
  • addresses both first-time FAFSA filers and returning filers (students who need to renew their FAFSA for each new academic year
  • provides tips for avoiding common errors which result in processing delays
  • provides information on additional resources which can be used when completing the FAFSA

Speakers: Steve Winey, Assistant Director of Financial Aid; Kim Jenerette, Executive Director of Financial Aid

» Watch the webinar
» View presentation slides only

Finding Sources of Aid

(recorded October 2012)

More first-year college students have concerns about their ability to finance college than at any time since 1971, according to the CIRP Freshman Survey, UCLA's annual survey of the nation's entering students at four-year colleges and universities.

If you are the parent of a high school student and questioning how you will afford to pay for college, don’t despair! Instead, join us for a 60-minute presentation that will help you make sense of the seemingly complex world of financial aid.

The webinar is led by Roscoe Smith, an associate vice president at Cedarville University who has 25 years of enrollment experience ... not to mention he's a dad going through this process himself with his daughter! You'll 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.

Speakers: Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions; Kim Jenerette, Executive Director of Financial Aid

» Watch the webinar
» View presentation slides only

Helping Your Student Choose a College (What’s important in a college choice; make the most of the search process)

(recorded September 2012)

Navigating through the maze of higher education can be a daunting experience for parents. How do I find the best college for my student? Is this even possible? Don't fret... with more than 45 years of combined experience in higher education, Roscoe Smith and Amy Holderby will help you learn what questions to ask as you move through the college search process. Topics include financial aid, academic requirements, housing and much more.

Speakers: Amy Holderby, Director of University Admissions; Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President of University Admissions

» Watch the webinar