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Military Aid

Military Education Aid

Cedarville University welcomes military students, and we look forward to assisting you with financial aid. Student veterans, active duty servicemembers, National Guard and Reserve servicemembers, ROTC cadets, and military dependents are part of our campus community.

Below are military education aid awards which we process for our military students.

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VA Benefits

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ROTC Scholarships

Ohio National Guard Scholarship

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Military Tuition Assistance

Ohio War Orphan Scholarship

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant


VA Benefits

Military students may be eligible for one of several different types of VA benefits based upon the servicemember’s military service.  Students who are veterans, serving on active duty or are in the Guard or Reserves may have earned specific benefits based upon their military service.  Children or spouses of military members may be eligible to have benefits transferred or provided as well.  Below are the different VA benefits which Cedarville military students have utilized. 

 

Types of VA Education Related Benefits

 

See how you can utilize your VA benefits at Cedarville in conjunction with your Cedarville Institutional Scholarships.

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ROTC Scholarships

Cedarville University has students who participate in Air Force ROTC or Army ROTC.  Students who are eligible for ROTC scholarships may use those scholarship awards in combination with their institutional awards from Cedarville for direct university charges.  Students will complete the application process directly with ROTC.

Cedarville University is a military friendly school. We welcome ROTC cadets to pursue an undergraduate degree. Cedarville allows you to use your ROTC scholarship to meet your goals.

ROTC Education benefits may include the following:

Air Force ROTC

  • Up to 100 percent tuition and fee coverage
  • A monthly living (housing) stipend of $300-500 per month
  • Up to $900 a year for books and supplies

Army ROTC

  • Up to 100 percent tuition and fee coverage
  • A monthly living (housing) stipend of $420 per month
  • Books and supplies allowance

There may be instances where a ROTC recipient will have other institutional scholarships or grants. Cedarville University seeks to use institutional funding wisely in order for other students to receive funding. Thus, in cases where a student’s total financial aid is above direct University charges, Cedarville will reduce other forms of institutional gift-based aid. The examples below show how institutional gift-based aid will be reduced in these instances:

 

Example #1:

Derek is awarded Cedarville University scholarships and grants that total $13,500. Derek lives on campus and is also receiving the Army ROTC scholarship award. His bill and financial aid is as follows:

Charges:Financial Aid
Tuition: $32,364Dean's Excellence Scholarship: $11,000
Room/Board: $7,922Cedarville Fund Award: $2,000
Student Fees: $200Army ROTC: $32,364
Total: $40,486Total: $46,064

In the above example, Derek has a CR balance of $5,578 that is derived from institutional funds. In this case, Cedarville University will reduce the amount of the Dean’s Excellence scholarship and/or Cedarville Fund Award to allow for room and board to be covered 100 percent (aid will be reduced from $13,500 to $7,922). The Army ROTC student will also have an allowance toward books and supplies, and $420 housing allowance per month. If an outside scholarship is awarded to the student, Cedarville University will reduce additional amounts proportionally.

Example #2:

Becky is awarded Cedarville University scholarships and grants that total $11,500. Becky lives off campus and is also receiving the Army ROTC award. Her bill and financial aid is as follows:

Charges:Financial Aid
Tuition: $32,364Faculty Excellence Scholarship: $9,500
Student Fees: $200Cedarville Fund Award: $2,000
-Army ROTC: $32,364
Total: $32,564Total: $44,064

In the above example, Becky has a CR balance of $11,500 that is derived from institutional funds. In this case, Cedarville University will reduce the amount of the Faculty Excellence scholarship and/or Cedarville Fund Award since the student will not incur any additional University charges (aid will be reduced from $11,500 to $0). The Army ROTC student will have an allowance for books and supplies and receive $420 per month for living expenses. If an outside scholarship is awarded to the student, Cedarville University will reduce additional amounts proportionally.

Example #3:

Curtis is awarded Cedarville University scholarships and grants that total $13,500. Curtis also receives an outside scholarship of $1,000. Curtis lives on campus and is also receiving the Air Force ROTC scholarship award. His bill and financial aid is as follows:

Charges:Financial Aid
Tuition: $32,364Dean's Excellence Scholarship: $11,500
Room/Board: $7,922Cedarville Fund Award: $2,000
Student Fees: $200Outside Scholarship: $1,000
-Air Force ROTC Scholarship: $18,000
Total: $40,486Total: $44,064

In the above example, Curtis has a balance of $7,986 left to pay Cedarville University. The Air Force ROTC student will have up to $900 toward books and supplies and receive $300-500 per month for living expenses.

 

 

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Ohio National Guard

The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP) is a tuition only program for all members of the Ohio Army and Air National Guard that have enlisted for a minimum of three years and up to six years who are in good standing with their unit.  The ONGSP will pay 100% tuition at all state funded public colleges and will pay 100% of the State average tuition of the public schools at private colleges that participate in the ONGSP.  If a Soldier or Airman enlists for 3-5 years they will receive 48 semester hours towards their degree and if they enlist for a full 6 year enlistment they will receive 96 semester hours towards their degree. Contact the Ohio National Guard or Ohio Air Guard for additional details about requirements, obligations and benefits.

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Military Tuition Assistance

Military members who are serving on active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves may be eligible for military tuition assistance. Military Tuition Assistance is a form of financial aid which may be used to assist with the cost of your coursework.

Please review your eligibility for this benefit with your military unit or installation. Approval for tuition assistance benefits should be obtained prior to enrolling for classes for the term from the appropriate education service officer, military counselor, and/or military unit.

To apply for tuition assistance:

  1. Complete appropriate application per military branch/education office instructions. See links below or contact your military education office to get started.
  2. When your TA is approved, please communicate with Cedarville’s Cashiers Office (email cashier@cedarville.edu) to complete the process.
  3. If you are eligible for Tuition Assistance Top-UP please contact the VA Certifying Official at Cedarville at the Registrar’s Office (registrar@cedarville.edu).

The following military Reserve components also offer education tuition assistance programs:

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Army Reserve
  • Coast Guard Reserve

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Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veterans’ Children Scholarship

The State of Ohio has a scholarship for children of veterans who are Ohio residents, and the parent either lost their life while serving on active duty or has been given a combined VA disability rating of 60% or higher.  Students must be enrolled in fulltime undergraduate studies at an eligible Ohio college or University to be eligible for the award and meet other criteria as well. The application deadline is May 15th of each year. Students and families are required to submit the application and military documents once. Applicants must apply between the ages of 16 and 24. Review the full details on Ohio Department of Higher Education’s website regarding the Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veterans’ Children Scholarship.

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Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Students attending college who had a parent die as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/2001 may be eligible for the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG). IASG may be used towards a student's first undergraduate bachelor's degree. Annual completion of the FAFSA is required to be considered for this grant. Cedarville University will be notified by the U.S. Department of Education regarding your eligibility for this award following the completion of the FAFSA. Please review the information available regarding the IASG award on the Federal Student Aid website.

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Military Students and Families

Cedarville University is a military friendly school. Whether you’re a veteran, Reservist, Guard member, active duty servicemember, ROTC cadet or a dependent of a military servicemember, we think you’ll find a home at Cedarville.

Learn more about military life at Cedarville »

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