Affordability Category Archives

Paying for College: Creating Your Financial Plan

March 2, 2015

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Image of WorldHow will you pay for your student's college education? Let's work through it together! 

On Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m. EDT, Cedarville University will offer another practical, informative, and FREE webinar: "Understanding Your Financial Aid Awards and Finalizing Your Financial Plan. "During the interactive presentation, we will: 

  • Review 2015–2016 costs
  • Explain the financial aid eAward
  • Review sample invoices
  • Consider payment plan options
  • Discuss budgeting ideas
  • Suggest creative ways to save on college costs
  • Answer your questions!

Join Mr. Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President for University Admissions, and Mr. Kim Jenerette, Director of Financial Aid, at Cedarville University, from the convenience of your computer, and learn how to create a custom financial plan that can make it possible for your student to attend Cedarville this fall. Reserve your webinar seat now!

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What Is Cedarville Doing About Rising College Costs?

February 11, 2015

College Costs

If you're like most parents, affordability is one of the biggest concerns in the college search!

The popular media has made college costs a national conversation, and the issues are real and personal for many families. Unfortunately, the sound bites on the evening news are unable to explain and address the myriad of complex issues that have brought us to this point.

For the time being, there does appear to be some moderation in the college cost growth spiral. According to an MSNBC article written by Michele Richinick, the rise in tuition has begun to slow. For the 2013-2014 academic year, cost increases dropped from 8% down to 2.9%, which is the smallest increase since 1975. 

Today's Parent Prep post shares 3 important perspectives you need to know about Cedarville University, college costs, and our commitment to affordability.

P.S. Be sure to deposit early to reserve your student's place in the fall 2015 class!

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The Value of a College Degree

February 2, 2015

Picture of money with diploma

On occasion, we like to call out recent articles that provide helpful perspective for parents for future college students. Today's post highlights a blog from Liberty Street Economics about the value of a college degree.

In recent article on the Liberty Street Economics blog titled "The Value of a College Degree," the authors state that due to rising college costs, mounting student debt, and graduates struggling to find good jobs, people are beginning to question whether it is worth the cost to get a college degree.

Is that concern justified? 

Read the authors' conclusions in today's Parent Prep post.

P.S. Did you know there is still time to apply for admission to Cedarville University? We continue to accept and review applications throughout the academic year. Please encourage students who would be a great fit for a quality, Christ-centered education to consider all that Cedarville has to offer!

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How Knowing a University's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

January 12, 2015

We all know students who started their four-year college journey … six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turns into twelve.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

Today's post discusses this critical issue and offers advice for checking graduation rates and comparing total costs.

P.S. There is still time to register for tonight's FAFSA webinar. The online presentation begins at 8 p.m. EST. Register now.

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