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Consumer Information

This resource is provided to meet the requirements for compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), for colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs. Please direct any questions regarding the information that is on the Consumer Information website to the Office of Institutional Research.

Facilities/Services for Students with Disabilities 2

Accreditation/Approval/Licensure of Institution and Programs 3

Computer Use and Copyright Infringement Policies/Sanctions 4

Privacy of Student Records – FERPA 5

Title IX Compliance 6

Withdrawal Refund Policy & Return of Financial Aid to Title IV Policy 7

Requirements/Procedures for Withdrawal 8

Voter Registration 9

Constitution Day 10




Footnotes

1. Cost of Attendance

Information is provided on the cost of attending Cedarville University.

2. Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The mission of Disability Services is to facilitate an environment where qualified students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and campus life. Descriptions are provided of the facilities and services available for students with disabilities at Cedarville University.

3. Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Cedarville University is chartered by the State of Ohio and certified by the Ohio Board of Regents. The University is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, several departments and programs within the University hold program-specific accreditations, certificates, and licensures, insuring our graduates the full benefit of approved and professionally recognized degree programs. A list is provided of the agencies that accredit Cedarville University and its programs.

4. Copyright Infringement – Policies, Sanctions, and Computer Use

Cedarville University complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). It is illegal, as described in the Federal law (U.S. Copyright Act, Title 17 of the US Code, and more recently the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 105 PL 304), to download, upload, or distribute in any fashion, copyrighted material, in any form without permission or a license to do so from the copyright holder. Cedarville University neither condones nor supports in any way the use of copyrighted material in ways in which it was not intended. Different resources are provided to help students understand the policies and how to comply.

5. Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Cedarville University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the Buckley Amendment), which is designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. The University has adopted a policy that explains in detail the procedures followed for compliance with provisions of the Act. Copies of the policy are available in the Office of the Registrar and the Student Life Division Office.

6. Title IX Compliance

In compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, sex discrimination applies to, but is not limited to: recruitment, admissions, housing, athletic and extracurricular activities, rules and regulations, discipline, class enrollment, access to programs, courses and internships, distribution of financial assistance, distribution of institutional resources, hiring practices, employment, promotion, and policies. For the purposes of this policy, “sex discrimination” shall include, but not be limited to, any acts of sexual violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. The University will take immediate action to address sex discrimination promptly and to equitably investigate complaints to resolve the situation, prevent its reoccurrence, and address its effects by implementing awareness and/or preventative measures. The University is committed to promoting respect for the bodily integrity of all persons, the virtues of chastity, and the sacredness of human sexuality. The University affirms that sexual relationships are designed by God to be expressed solely within a marriage between husband and wife. Sexual acts of any kind outside the confines of marriage are inconsistent with biblical principles and are prohibited by University policies. “Sexual Misconduct,” as that term is used in this policy, means any form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual misconduct is antithetical to the standards and ideals of our community and will not be tolerated. Cedarville recognizes the spiritual, moral, legal, physical, and psychological seriousness of all sexual misconduct, regardless of the level of acquaintance between the perpetrator and the victim, however casual. Cedarville aims to eradicate sexual misconduct through education, training, clear policies, and serious consequences for violations of these policies. Information is provided on Cedarville University’s policy, coordinator, and resources.

7. Withdrawal Refund Policy & Return of Financial Aid to Title IV Policy

Information is provided about the withdrawal tuition refund policy and schedule and the policy for the return of financial aid (Return to Title IV Policy - R2T4).

8. Requirements and Procedures for Withdrawal

Information is provided about the requirements and procedures to be followed for withdrawal from Cedarville University.

9. Voter Registration

Links are provided to the State of Ohio voter registration site and to a national site that provides voter registration information for each state.

10. Constitution Day

Links are provided to the most recent Constitution Day event and to the Center for Political Studies, who sets up the speaker for the annual event.

Admissions Criteria 11

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements 12

Student Information

Student Diversity 15




Footnotes

11. Admissions Criteria

Information is provided about the admissions criteria for undergraduate freshmen, transfer, post-baccalaureate, and international students. Information is also provided for graduate programs and for College Now students.

12. Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

College-level credits earned at accredited colleges are usually transferable to Cedarville University. Courses in which less than a “C-“ is earned are not granted transfer credit. Specific course equivalencies can be determined after official transcripts are received by the Office of the Registrar. 

Cedarville University and its International Programs Office have cooperating consortium agreements with several organizations listed here. For copies of the written agreements, please contact the Office of International Programs at 937-766-3896.

13. Entering Class Information

Information is provided about the Admissions statistics for the current entering class.

14. Campus Profile

A link is provided to the campus profile data for the current year.

15. Student Diversity

Cedarville University actively seeks to attract and serve a diverse group of Christian employees and students who exercise their spiritual calling to be agents of reconciliation; pursuing unity, peace, and community in an atmosphere that recognizes our union in Christ and celebrates the contributions of all who seek to follow Christ. Information is provided to demonstrate Cedarville University’s commitment to diversity.

Retention/Graduation Rates 16

Post-Graduate Statistics 17

   Career Services

  Career Placement Results

Student Engagement 18




Footnotes

16. Retention/Graduation Rates

Information is provided about Cedarville University’s current and historic retention and graduation rates.

17. Post-Graduate Statistics

Information is provided on career outcome data, including six-month employment and graduate school data for graduates of Cedarville University.

18. Student Engagement

Information is provided on student satisfaction and engagement at Cedarville University.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Educational Resources 19

Faculty 20 Textbook Information 21 Instructional Facilities 22

Teacher Preparation Program 23

Study Abroad 24




Footnotes

19. Educational Programs

Information about each academic major and program is provided.

20. Faculty

Faculty information and characteristics are provided. Specific faculty information may be found by clicking on a specific academic major or program and then clicking on the faculty link.

21. Textbook Information

Information is provided to help students buy textbooks for the courses they are registered to take.

Special Provisions for Books and Supplies under Title IV

Federal regulations (34 CFR 668.164(i))dictate that if an undergraduate student has a T-IV credit balance on their account 10 days prior to the semester, they are able to use their credit balance amount to obtain their books and supplies through the 7th day of the payment period.  The school may use the actual costs of books and supplies or allowance for those materials used in estimating the student’s cost of attendance for the period.

 A student may opt out of the book voucher by simply not utilizing the established process in place.  If a student does opt out, your T-IV credit balance will be issued to you through the normal process. 

 In addition, Cedarville University allows all undergraduate students to receive a voucher for books and supplies.  There is a $1,000 cap on the limit.  If a student has an invoice above this amount, on a case-by-case basis, with Cashier authorization, the limit may be increased.  The timeframe to use the voucher is from the first week of August through the first week of September.


22. Instructional Facilities

A link is provided to the campus map which has links to Academic Facilities and the other buildings on campus.

23. Teacher Preparation Program Report

School of Education Accreditation Data is provided.

24. International Study Abroad Programs

Cedarville University is dedicated to identifying, developing, and implementing educational opportunities for students and enhancing the global perspective of academic programs so that students may experience, participate, and understand other cultures through interacting with their world. Information is provided on International Programs.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) regarding eligibility for full aid benefits (required by the US Department of Education)

Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Practices at Cedarville University 27 

Cost Information

Student Financial Assistance 

Withdrawal Refund Policy and Return of Financial Aid to Title IV Policy 38

Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loan Administration 39




Footnotes

25. Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Cedarville University provides information on the Availability of different types of financial aid.

Special Provisions for Books and Supplies under Title IV

Federal regulations (34 CFR 668.164(i))dictate that if an undergraduate student has a T-IV credit balance on their account 10 days prior to the semester, they are able to use their credit balance amount to obtain their books and supplies through the 7th day of the payment period.  The school may use the actual costs of books and supplies or allowance for those materials used in estimating the student’s cost of attendance for the period.

 A student may opt out of the book voucher by simply not utilizing the established process in place.  If a student does opt out, your T-IV credit balance will be issued to you through the normal process. 

In addition, Cedarville University allows all undergraduate students to receive a voucher for books and supplies.  There is a $1,000 cap on the limit.  If a student has an invoice above this amount, on a case-by-case basis, with Cashier authorization, the limit may be increased.  The timeframe to use the voucher is from the first week of August through the first week of September.

26. Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Financial Aid Information

Contact information is provided for assistance in obtaining financial aid information.

27. Financial Aid Practices at Cedarville University

Cedarville University understands the life-changing value of a world-class, Christ-centered education. Paying for that experience can seem complicated and challenging. Cedarville University is committed to making its programs accessible and affordable for families. This financial aid website is designed to answer questions and connect students and families with resources.

28. Cost of Attendance

Information is provided on the cost of attending Cedarville University.

29. Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool of the financial aid office, provided by College Board, with the intended goal to make it easier for students and their parents to estimate their net price of attending a college after estimated financial aid. A link is provided to use the Net Price Calculator and information is provided to help students and families understand its use.

30. Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Cedarville University takes the necessary steps to ensure a drug free school. Students are not allowed to use, purchase, share, or possess alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or any illegal drug, on or off campus. Students are also prohibited from recreational drug use, misusing legally prescribed medications, or using synthetic street drugs or medical marijuana. Students are notified of significant health risks associated with the improper use of certain substances, including, but not limited to, physical and mental dependency, damage to the heart and lungs, and, in some cases, death. More information may be found in the Student Handbook under “Alcohol and Illegal and Harmful Substances.” Information is provided on financial aid eligibility related to criminal convictions.

31. Student Financial Assistance Opportunities

Information is provided about the assistance available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs.

32. Non-Ohio State Grant Assistance

A link is provided to the U.S. Department of Education website where students may see what state grant assistance is available to them from their home state.

33. PELL Diversity

Information is provided in a report on the Institutional Research website to determine the number of PELL students at Cedarville University and the outcomes of PELL students compared to non-PELL students.

34. Student Loan Information

Information is provided to help students find student loan information, including a link to the FAFSA website.

35. Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

A link is provided to help students complete the required Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers.

36. Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

A link is provided to help students complete the required Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers.

37. National Student Loan Data System

A link is provided to the National Student Loan Data System to allow students to track debt.

38. Withdrawal Refund Policy and Return of Financial Aid to Title IV Policy

Information is provided about the withdrawal tuition refund policy and schedule and the policy for the return of financial aid (Return to Title IV Policy - R2T4).

39. Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loan Administration

Cedarville University has adopted the Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loan Administration in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.R. 4137) as signed into law on August 14, 2008. This applies to the officers, employees, and agents of the institution. Information is provided about this code of conduct.

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act 40 Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically-Related Aid (Student Right to Know) 41



Footnotes

40. Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), which is required of any coeducational institution of higher education that participates in a Federal Student Aid program and has an intercollegiate athletic program, Cedarville University annually prepares the Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data, which contains participation rates, financial support, and other information on men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs. The University is required to make this report available, upon request, to actively enrolled students. Upon request, physical copies of this report are available through the business office at controller@cedarville.edu or 937-766-7820 during normal business hours. A reproduction fee may be assessed.

41. Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Aid

Information is provided on the Graduation Rates for the student body compared to students receiving athletic aid, in compliance with the Student Right to Know Act.

Resources

Title IX Compliance 45


Footnotes

42. Student Activities

Cedarville University recognizes the importance of providing students with a high level of support and a full range of student services and activities. Information is provided on Student Life and Christian Ministries and different programs and activities that are available to students.

43. Residence Life

Living on campus in a residence hall is one of the most influential parts of the Cedarville experience. More than 80 percent of undergraduate students live on campus. Living on campus provides an environment to help students internalize Cedarville's core values. Information is provided on residence life at Cedarville University.

44. Career and Job Placement Services

Staffed with certified professional career coaches and resume writers, Career Services exists to help students and alumni develop a Christ honoring approach to vocation through services that facilitate career exploration and the development of lifelong career navigational skills. Information is provided on the different services, resources, and opportunities provided by Career Services at Cedarville University.

45. Title IX Compliance

In compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, sex discrimination applies to, but is not limited to: recruitment, admissions, housing, athletic and extracurricular activities, rules and regulations, discipline, class enrollment, access to programs, courses and internships, distribution of financial assistance, distribution of institutional resources, hiring practices, employment, promotion, and policies. For the purposes of this policy, “sex discrimination” shall include, but not be limited to, any acts of sexual violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. The University will take immediate action to address sex discrimination promptly and to equitably investigate complaints to resolve the situation, prevent its reoccurrence, and address its effects by implementing awareness and/or preventative measures. The University is committed to promoting respect for the bodily integrity of all persons, the virtues of chastity, and the sacredness of human sexuality. The University affirms that sexual relationships are designed by God to be expressed solely within a marriage between husband and wife. Sexual acts of any kind outside the confines of marriage are inconsistent with biblical principles and are prohibited by University policies. “Sexual Misconduct,” as that term is used in this policy, means any form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual misconduct is antithetical to the standards and ideals of our community and will not be tolerated. Cedarville recognizes the spiritual, moral, legal, physical, and psychological seriousness of all sexual misconduct, regardless of the level of acquaintance between the perpetrator and the victim, however casual. Cedarville aims to eradicate sexual misconduct through education, training, clear policies, and serious consequences for violations of these policies. Information is provided on Cedarville University’s policy, coordinator, and resources.

University Medical Services 46 Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs 47 Vaccination Policies 48 Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log 49


Footnotes

46. University Medical Services and Patient Rights and Responsibilities

The mission at University Medical Services is to enhance student success by providing high quality ambulatory health care services that are easily accessible and based on biblical principles of compassion, healthy lifestyle, and Christian stewardship. Information is provided on the services, resources, and policies for University Medical Services at Cedarville University.

47. Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

To create a healthy environment for students, and to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Public Law 101-226, Cedarville University adheres to certain guidelines for all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs on campus, including those students who do not live in campus housing. The specific guidelines are found in the current Student Handbook.

48. Vaccination Policies

Information is provided on the immunization policies at Cedarville University, the available resources at University Medical Services, and a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website with the recommended immunization schedule.

49. Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log

Information is provided on campus safety and security and the resources available to students. Cedarville University prepares an annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, in compliance with the Clery Act.

50. Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log

Information is provided on fire safety policies and the resources available to students. Cedarville University prepares an annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, in compliance with the Clery Act.




Footnotes

51. College Navigator

A link is provided to allow students to view the Cedarville University page on College Navigator.

52. University and College Accountability Network (UCAN)

A link is provided to allow students to view the Cedarville University page on UCAN.