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Cedarville Financial Aid Notifications and Your FAFSA

January 19, 2021

FAFSA logoThis week, we will begin to send financial aid packages to students who have been accepted for the fall 2021 semester and have submitted their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not already done so, please complete your FAFSA to ensure that your student will receive as much financial aid as possible and be among the first to receive a financial aid package.

Remember, the FAFSA is used to consider you for not only government forms of aid, but also for all need-based scholarships from Cedarville. Many students who do not receive federal or state grants DO qualify for Cedarville scholarships or subsidized government loans.

Once we receive your FAFSA, we will prepare your student's personalized financial aid award. Very shortly thereafter, we will send you a financial aid prospectus, which will outline all of the scholarships, grants, work study, and loan opportunities available to your student.

Visit our Financial Aid website for the most up-to-date information about financial aid at Cedarville. 

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Answering 5 Important Questions About College Affordability

January 15, 2021

College CostsWe understand that choosing a college for your son or daughter is a big decision. As you help your student work through the process, you probably have a lot of questions. In today's post, we provide thoughtful answers to five of the most common questions we hear from parents about college costs and affordability. As always, you may contact our Admissions office at 1-800-CEDARVILLE. We are here to serve you in any way we can!

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When Will My Student Receive a Financial Aid Package?

December 15, 2020

FAFSA formCedarville University plans to begin sending award notifications to new incoming students in January. Having your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed is the best way to ensure that we are able to award your student as much financial aid as possible.

The FAFSA opened on October 1. If you have not yet completed it, we encourage you to do so soon. Remember, the FAFSA is required to access all need-based scholarships at Cedarville as well as state and federal grants and low-interest federal loans.

If you have not completed the FAFSA yet, visit and complete it soon. If you need help, check out our FAFSA filing instructions.

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Cedarville's Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Options Make Education More Affordable

December 3, 2020

Four students in cap and gown at commencementCedarville is always looking for ways to help make our distinctly Christian education affordable and accessible for more families. Last week we mentioned three-year completion options that can help your student complete college sooner, saving time and money. A few years ago, we took this idea to another level: accelerated graduate pathways.

Students have three options to complete a bachelor's and master's degree in less time at a lower cost:

Pathway to an M.B.A. – Students can complete a bachelor's degree in select majors along with an online Master of Business Administration in just five or six years, and even four years if they choose the three-year B.A. completion plan.

Pathway to an M.Div. – Students can also add ministry training to their vocation with an M.Div. by simply adding the Pre-M.Div. minor to their undergraduate program. Then, they are ready to enter the two-year Advanced M.Div. upon completing their undergraduate degree.

Pathway to an Online Ministry Degree – Students can add one of our one-year online ministry graduate degrees to any program by choosing two graduate courses from their desired program to take during their senior year as part of their regular block rate — NO added tuition! Then, they'll have just 30 hours remaining to complete their graduate degree. They can choose from:

Since most of our graduate courses are online, your student can begin his or her career while finishing the graduate program (the M.Div. is the only residential program). This option saves time and money by completing graduate prerequisites and core or elective courses as part of the undergraduate curriculum, then completing the graduate degree in the next one or two years. By combining a B.A. or B.S. with a graduate degree, your student will be more marketable immediately.

It's one more way Cedarville is doing all we can to make a distinctly Christian education affordable and accessible for families.

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