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2010-2011 Freshman Scholarships & Grants

On October 1, 2009, Cedarville University announced significant changes to its financial aid program. A six-month study of the needs of families resulted in a recommendation calling for increased financial aid awards and a greatly simplified program. And now, Cedarville's rigorous, Christ-centered education is more affordable than ever. The new awards will be phased in for new students beginning fall 2010.

Eligibility Criteria Academic
Excellence Award
Access Grant
27+ ACT / 1210+ SAT *
and 3.5 high school GPA
$8,000 Up to $2,000 Up to $10,000
25+ ACT / 1130+ SAT *
and 3.2 high school GPA
$6,000 Up to $2,000 Up to $8,000
22+ ACT / 1020+ SAT *
and 3.0 high school GPA
n/a Up to $5,000 Up to $5,000
All other students n/a Up to $3,000 Up to $3,000

These awards are available for eight (8) semesters of attendance (fall and spring terms only) and require full-time enrollment.
* SAT: Use combined math + critical reading scores only. Some institutional awards are partially funded by generous donors to the University. Students will be notified by the fall if a donor contributed to any portion of their awards.

Other Cedarville Scholarship and Grant Opportunities for New Students:

Cedarville Scholar and Dean's Awards honor outstanding academic achievement and leadership experience. These highly selective awards require an application and interview.

National Scholar Awards honor outstanding academic achievement for those students identified as National Merit or National Achievement finalists or semifinalists.

Diversity Scholarships support the University's goal to have a campus community that reflects the body of Christ.

Academic-Program Scholarships are associated with select academic programs, may require an audition or interview, and are awarded by the faculty.

Athletic Scholarships are awarded to top-performing athletes on an individual basis by the coaches.

Church Matching Grants match gifts that a church contributes to a student and demonstrate our passion to partner with local churches in equipping students for lifelong service.

Donor-Funded Scholarships. Scholarship requirements vary according to each donor's request. Award selection is made by the Executive Director of Financial Aid and/or a scholarship committee. Donor-funded scholarships may underwrite the funding of a student's existing academic or need-based aid or, in some cases, are awarded in addition to other institutional aid, depending on the wishes of the donor. Completion of the FAFSA is required.

Tuition Remission Scholarships: Cedarville University offers two Tuition Remission programs for full-time faculty, staff, and administrators of both Cedarville University and other Christian universities.

Transfer Student Aid is awarded to transfer students based on academic performance at previous school(s).

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.