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Making Sense of Your Student's Financial Aid Award

Making Sense of Your Student's Financial Aid Award

January 24, 2019

Financial Aid 101Cedarville University began sending financial aid eAward emails last week using our Self Service Financial Aid portal notification system. We have also begun mailing a customized financial aid prospectus to the parents of accepted freshmen students. Below is some additional information for those of you who are awaiting these important pieces of information ... or anticipating this process next year!

How will we be notified when our student's Financial Aid Award is available?

You will be notified in two ways:

  1. We will mail a personalized financial aid prospectus to your home address once we have received your student's 2019-20 FAFSA and compiled his or her complete aid package. Your student will receive an email letting them know that their Financial Aid award has been prepared and is ready to review. Please sit down with your student and review this information together. After May 1, your student can grant you access to review financial information, which will allow you to have your own account to use from that point forward.

What if my student's financial aid changes?

After the initial award notification, any updates to your student's financial aid will be sent via email with information directing him or her to Cedarville's Self Service — Financial Aid portal.

If we receive this Parent Prep email, will my student definitely be receiving a financial aid award from Cedarville?

We are pleased to provide these ParentPrep resources to all subscribing parents, regardless of whether or not your student plans to attend Cedarville. However, only students who have already applied and been accepted to Cedarville University will receive a financial aid award. For students still in the application process, awards will be sent as soon as the admissions process is complete.

What information is provided in the eAward?

When accessing your student's eAward, you can:
  • VIEW up-to-date financial aid package, which details the grants, scholarships, and loans that have been awarded
  • ACCEPT or REJECT student loan options

Where can my student find his or her eAward?

You can find a link to the eAward, as well as other important financial aid information, at Cedarville's Self Service — Financial Aid portal ( Your student will need to use his or her username and password to log in. If they have forgotten either of these, they should contact their admissions counselor for help.


Don't hesitate to contact our office at 1-800-233-2784. Your student's admissions counselor will also be calling to review your financial aid package, once compiled, and address any remaining concerns or questions.

P.S. If you haven’t yet completed your FAFSA, be sure to do it soon! This is the best way we can award you the most financial aid possible. Need help completing it? We’ve compiled helpful information to assist you in getting started.

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