COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS FOR STUDENTS IN OHIO
You may be eligible to take FREE dual-credit courses at Cedarville!
Ohio's College Credit Plus program covers the cost of tuition and fees for eligible students who enroll in CCP courses online, on campus, or in select Christian high schools. Your public or private high school may provide textbooks. Homeschool students and some private school students must provide their own books.
To participate, you must complete these steps:
Step 1: Determine Your Funding Eligibility
Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be an Ohio resident enrolled in an Ohio public, private, or homeschool.
- Be enrolled in grades 7-12. Students may not use CCP funds after the spring semester of their senior year.
- Meet University admission requirements* and deadlines.
- Complete the required mature content permission forms.
- Notify your high school guidance counselor of your Intent to Participate.
*If no high school GPA is available, students must provide test scores that meet the proficiency standards published in our academic catalog.
Step 2: Apply for Admission Today
Dual-enrolled students are accepted year round. Students may use their CCP funding award or Cedarville’s discounted family pay tuition option to pay for courses.
Students who have already been accepted do not need to apply again. You will receive a Letter of Good Standing in early February.
Please contact email@example.com with any application questions.
NOTE: Apply by March 15 if you are a homeschool or private school student who needs an acceptance letter by CCP’s April 1 funding application deadline.
Step 3: Apply for Funding
The funding application process is based on the type of high school that you attend. Please choose your school type below to learn more and to begin your funding application.
- Public school students, please contact your guidance counselor and submit your Intent to Participate form by your high school deadline.
- Parents of private school students and homeschool students must apply annually by April 1 using an OH|ID account. College Credit Plus will send a Funding Award Notification by email to parents in early May. Students must submit a PDF copy of the CCP Funding Award Letter to their advisor.
Cedarville's IRN (information retrieval number) is 063636.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CCP Mature Content Permission Form?
College Credit Plus requires that students and parents be made aware of the potential for mature or adult content in some college classrooms and that both parent and student complete a CCP Mature Content Permission Slip in order to use CCP funding. The Permission Slip will be emailed to both parent and student when your application is submitted.
At Cedarville, all courses will meet University expectations for academic quality and mission alignment and will be taught by professors in full agreement with the University's doctrinal statement and community covenant.
The following statement regarding course content is posted as a requirement of Ohio HB 110 and ORC 3365.035:
The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs.
How much funding will my student receive?
Ohio public school students may be allowed up to 30 course credits per year. All courses taken at your local high school count toward the 30 credit limit. Please work closely with your high school guidance counselor to understand how many college credits you are eligible to take.
Ohio private and home educated funding award. Amounts vary annually and by grade level. We recommend that you only ask for the number of credits that your student needs, as funds are limited.
What are my tuition payment options?
Ohio students may choose either of the following payment options when registering for classes.
CCP Option: The state of Ohio pays for tuition and the University waives course fees; books are provided by public and private schools. Homeschools and non-chartered schools must provide books for their students. CCP funding may not be used to partially fund a course.
Family Pay Option: The student pays for tuition, books, and fees. The University's Family Pay discounted tuition rate is $185 per credit hour. The student may take the course for dual credit or for college credit only.
Ohio students may decide to choose the Family Pay Option if they:
- Do not have enough CCP funding to cover the full cost of a course
- Want to take a course that is not eligible for College Credit Plus funding
- Need to retake a course to improve a grade
- Want to take a course for college credit only
How do I register for classes?
Academic advising is vitally important to student success. Before you enroll in courses, you will attend a virtual Dual Enrollment Orientation and meet with your Advisor. Your advisor will help you register for courses.
While Cedarville is test-optional for admissions, College Credit Plus allows colleges to require exam scores for course enrollment. Cedarville requires standardized testing (ACT, SAT, CLT, or ACCUPLACER scores) to demonstrate proficiency before students may enroll in math or English courses.
You may register for summer courses prior to CCP funding award announcements.