Affordability Category Archives

"Waive" Goodbye to Application Fees...and be Entered to Win a Scholarship!

September 30, 2014

College application fees can add up fast! Thirty dollars here; fifty dollars there. Why pay them if you don't have to?

Most universities offer application fee waivers for students who apply by a specific deadline, typically in the fall. Here at Cedarville University we're doing that...and more! For example, Cedarville will waive its application fee for all students who apply online by October 31, 2014. However, we're not stopping there. 

300 by ThirtyLast Friday we kicked off our "300 by Thirty" Challenge. Any high school senior or transfer student who applies to Cedarville by September 30 (TODAY!) will be entered into a drawing to win one of up to six $1,000 scholarships* or an exciting Cedarville prize pack! By submitting college applications early and taking advantage of fee waivers and other incentives such as our "300 by Thirty" challenge, students can start saving now on college-related expenses.

Encourage your student to apply to Cedarville early. Just think - that $30 savings could buy a sturdy umbrella and an entire month's supply of Ramen noodles (both of which will greatly enhance your student's college experience), and that $1,000 scholarship will definitely help to offset expenses the first semester!  

Questions? Your student's admissions counselor is available to help! Our team looks forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

*The actual number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the number of students who apply during the Challenge.

Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

March 31, 2014

Cedarville University began sending financial aid awards through our electronic notification system (eAwards) in early March. You can now access your student's financial aid package, accept/decline awards, and solidify your financial plan for your student's first year at Cedarville!

Today's post includes a Q&A with commonly asked questions, like: "How will you be notified when your student's Financial Aid eAward is available?" and "What information is provided in the eAward?" 

For most families, financial aid feels like the "big unknown" in the college decision process. Please contact Cedarville's Financial Aid Office if you have questions that go beyond the information this post provides. We are here to serve you!

For those of you anticipating the financial aid process in the future, today's post provides a helpful look ahead to what you can expect!

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Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid

Receive More Financial Aid!

March 11, 2014

Now is the time to complete your FAFSA in order for your student to obtain as much financial aid as possible!

Cedarville University (and most other colleges and universities) use the FAFSA to award need-based institutional awards, federal and state grants, and Stafford loans (whether subsidized or unsubsidized).

We want to award students the most generous aid package possible, so please complete your FAFSA and send the results to Cedarville (school code #003025) as soon as possible.

We provide a variety of online resources to help you complete the FAFSA and avoid processing delays. Visit cedarville.edu/fafsa today!

Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid

Reminder: Creating Your Financial Plan Webinar!

March 7, 2014

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

Remember to join us on Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m. EDT! Cedarville University will offer another practical, informative, and FREE webinar: "Creating Your Financial Plan." During the interactive presentation, we will:

  • Review 2014-2015 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 Roscoe Smith, Associate Vice President for University Admissions 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. You won't want to miss our on this informative session! Mark your calender and reserve your webinar seat now!

Posted in Affordability Financial Aid Webinar