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Answering 5 Important Questions About College Affordability

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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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Cedarville Financial Aid Notifications and Your FAFSA

Thursday, January 26, 2023

FAFSA logoLast week, we began sending financial aid packages to students who have been accepted for the fall 2023 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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Summer Studies Offers Amazing Experience for Students

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Summer studies“Summer School” = “Two of the Most Amazing Weeks of My Life!”

That’s how one high school student described her experience at Cedarville University's Summer Scholars, a two-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Summer Studies offers a unique blend of rigorous academics, transformative spiritual and personal growth, and crazy fun with great new friends.

Offering a choice from among four courses that satisfy general education requirements in any Cedarville University major – The Bible and the Gospel, Essentials of Economics, General Psychology, U.S. History, and Politics and American Culture – Summer Scholars will allow your student to experience real college life, earn three hours of college credit, and make new friends that will journey alongside them for their entire undergraduate career at Cedarville.

This year’s Summer Studies takes place June 10–24, 2023, and costs $1,125, which includes the 3-credit course, housing and meals, and all activities. (Ohio students may qualified for free tuition through  College Credit Plus. Check with your high school guidance counselor to see if you qualify.)

If your student is a rising junior or senior who is already taking Dual Enrollment courses or has been accepted to the Dual Enrollment Now program, no new application is required. Students who are not yet a part of Cedarville's Dual Enrollment can apply today! Visit our summer scholars website to view important dates and deadlines.


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Don't Let College Undermine Your Student's Faith

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Don't Let College Undermine Your Student's FaithYour student’s college years are critical to forming their worldview, and where they go matters. Will they choose a secular university with a humanistic worldview, a university that is Christian in name only, or a genuinely Christian university that will build upon the biblical worldview you have taught in your home? In a newly released video, Dr. Thomas White, President of Cedarville University, discusses how to prepare your student for this critical college decision. He shares questions to consider to make sure your student’s faith stays strong during the important college years. The video is long but well worth your time.


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Spiritual Growth in College

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

man standing on hill in front of sunrise with feet turning to roots in the groundAs a parent, you want your student to receive a high-quality education and be prepared to succeed in his or her chosen vocation. But as a Christian parent, you also want your student to grow in his or her faith and be transformed to live a life that honors God in everything they do. At Cedarville University, you can be assured of both.

In today’s post, guest writer Aaron Cook, Director of Discipleship Ministries at Cedarville University, shares how his experience as a student at Cedarville changed his life, and how Cedarville is still intentionally changing students’ lives today.


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4 Reasons Why Teaching Creation at a Christian College Is Important

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Creation: In the BeginningWhen it comes to their science departments, most Christian universities and colleges either ignore the issue of creation and Genesis altogether, or they promote theistic evolution or some other harmonization of Genesis. There are only a handful of schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and forms a foundation for science, the Bible, and Christian education. In today's post, Dr. John Whitmore, Senior Professor of Geology at Cedarville University, shares four reasons why Cedarville holds true to a biblical, literal six-day Creation, and why we always will.


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Celebrating Highlights From the Past Year

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Dr. Thomas White -- video screenshot

As we begin a new semester, it's a great time to reflect on God's goodness to Cedarville University in 2022. Whether your student has already made a final decision to enroll at Cedarville next year or is still working through the decision, we'd like to share the 2022 Highlights of the Year video and report with you.

You'll read about our historic fundraising campaign, record enrollment, and new academic programs and hear directly from students about their Cedarville experience.  Throughout the report, you'll notice a common thread: God has richly blessed Cedarville University, and everything we do, we do for Him. From cherished times in chapel to a new residence hall that will build true Christian community, you’ll see that God continues to have His sovereign hand on our campus.

And, as we look to the new year, you can be confident that, by God's grace, we will continue to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. We will remain resolute in pursuing our mission to transform lives through excellent academics and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.

Please take time to read this report, and be encouraged about the truly life-transforming education your son or daughter will experience at Cedarville University. Review the 2022 Highlights of the Year now.


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Explore Cedarville's Bible Minor Project

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Dr. Chris Miller teaching in online videoOne of the value-added distinctives of a Cedarville education is the Bible minor that is built into every undergraduate program. Made up of five courses — The Bible and the Gospel, Old Testament Literature, New Testament Literature, Theology I, and Theology II — the Bible minor stretches students to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways and encourages them to apply Scripture to all areas of their lives.

Read today's post to see how you can experience this outstanding Bible teaching at home for FREE through our online Bible Minor Project.


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When Will My Student Receive a Financial Aid Package?

Thursday, December 22, 2022

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 fafsa.gov and complete it soon. If you need help, check out our FAFSA filing instructions.


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8 Great Ways to Make the Most of Christmas Break

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Christmas giftChristmas break is a great time for students to sleep in, spend time with friends, and — most importantly — celebrate Christ's birth.

But it's also a good opportunity to take care of important college-related details. Encourage your student to get a head start on 2023 and move that much closer to his or her Cedarville career.

Read today's post for 8 great ideas to make the most of your student's Christmas break.

But above all, celebrate our Savior's birth! He is the reason Cedarville exists and the focus of everything we seek to accomplish in the lives of students!

Merry Christmas from your friends at Cedarville University!


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How Important Is a University's Doctrinal Statement?

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Bible text close upLike your local church, Christian colleges all have a statement of beliefs. As you research and visit different institutions with your student, how important is it to consider each college's doctrinal statement?

First, know that a doctrinal statement provides the general framework within which the university will be offering its education. It is a good idea to review the statements (most are posted online) to assure you are comfortable with the direction. If you have questions about what you read, this is a great opportunity to involve your pastor to provide insights.

Second, ask Christian universities if their faculty sign the doctrinal statement as a condition of employment. Not all do. Knowing that faculty will be teaching in line with the institution's stated beliefs provides a point of accountability to you as a parent. Are you comfortable that the faculty at the university will uphold the beliefs that are most important to your family?

Several years ago, we conducted a study related to parents' use of the Cedarville University website. We made an interesting — and candidly, unexpected —finding. Parents were more likely to search terms related to the University's doctrinal commitments and focus on spiritual growth than any other topics.

In today's post, you'll read about the importance of Cedarville's Doctrinal Statement and how it informs Cedarville's approach to Christ-centered higher education.


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Christmas Ideas for Your Future Yellow Jacket (and a Discount Code for YOU!)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Campus Store logoIf you're looking for Christmas ideas for your future Yellow Jacket, check out the online University Bookstore! You'll find a wide variety of gift ideas, from Cedarville-branded apparel to room decor, insulated mugs, and ornaments. It's a great way to celebrate your future Yellow Jacket and show your Cedarville spirit this Christmas season. We think you'll find something for the whole family!

As a gift to you, use code MERRY22 now through December 31 to receive 15% off a single logo item (some exclusions may apply).

Start shopping now!


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Livestream Our Annual Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Christmas community celebration concertEach holiday season, Cedarville University presents a special Christmas celebration concert as our gift to the local community and our campus family. We’d like to extend this gift to you, wherever you are.

With hundreds of our students involved, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Cedarville’s choral and instrumental ensembles along with special performances by our esteemed music faculty. You’ll get a taste of the talent God has blessed Cedarville with, but more importantly, you’ll experience our heart — Jesus! It’s a musical celebration of our Savior’s birth, and it’s our gift to you this Christmas.

Plan to join us this Sunday, December 4, at 6 p.m. EST for this special event. Simply visit the Christmas Celebration livestream site, sit back, and celebrate the season with Cedarville University.


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Accelerated Degrees Save Students Money and Time

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

smiling graduatesCedarville is always looking for ways to help make our distinctly Christian education more affordable and accessible for families. Two of the ways we do that is by offering three-year completion plans for many of our popular undergraduate degrees and by offering accelerated pathways to graduate degrees for students who value or need that additional level of education.

 

Read today's post to learn more about these popular cost-saving opportunities at Cedarville.


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Happy Thanksgiving From Cedarville University!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Fall pumpkins and candlesThanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to say how much we appreciate you as a parent and your part in your student’s college decision process! 

Research affirms that parents are the top influencers of a student's college decision. You help to shape the conversation about what is important. Thank you for making a Christian education — one that presents a distinctly biblical worldview in every academic discipline — a priority for your student.

From the Cedarville family to yours, may you experience the blessing of God's goodness and peace during this Thanksgiving season!


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Healthcare Education at Cedarville

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Careers in healthcare are among the fastest growing in the nation. Cedarville has a long history of preparing exceptional healthcare professionals for in-demand jobs. And, with biblical integration in every program, our students are equipped to serve with Christlike compassion as they treat the whole patient.

Watch this video to learn more about healthcare-related programs at Cedarville.

Video screenshot with Aleda Chen


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Athletics at Cedarville

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Yellow Jacket in front of trackAt Cedarville, we do athletics very differently from other universities. Yes, our student-athletes train and compete hard to win on the court, field, or track. But that's not the most important thing. At Cedarville, our athletes use their sport for Kingdom impact. They pray for and with their opponents, take the Gospel around the world on missions trips, and make Christ known by the way they play and interact with teammates, fans, and officials.

Watch this video and hear from some of our student-athletes. You'll discover that Cedarville Athletics is like no other.

This is what your future Cedarville student will experience as an athlete or fan!


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Deadline Extended: Students Apply for Free Until November 15!

Monday, November 14, 2022

studentsWe've extended the free application deadline, but time is running out to take advantage of the offer to apply for free!

Encourage your student to apply online to Cedarville University by tomorrow, November 15, and we’ll waive the $30 application fee. (Students also receive three great gifts: campus visit travel voucher, USB charging cable, and a T-shirt!)

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


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Why a Bible Minor for All Students

Thursday, November 10, 2022

BibleAt Cedarville University, we take our mission statement very seriously: "Cedarville University transforms lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.” Not only is there biblical integration in every course, but all students complete a Bible minor as a part of their academic program. Always among our students’ favorites, Bible classes stretch them to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways.

In today's post, you'll learn about the different courses that make up Cedarville's Bible minor and hear from our president about the difference it can make in your student's life.


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Announcing Increased Scholarships for Fall 2023 Freshmen!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

studentsAt Cedarville University, we are doing everything we can to make our academically excellent, Christ-focused education affordable for families. We recently announced increased scholarships for incoming freshmen for fall 2023, and we wanted to be sure you were among the first to hear the news.

The President's Scholar Award ranges from $11,000 to $22,000, based on high school academic credentials. The award is renewable for all four years assuming the academic renewal criteria are met each year. These generous scholarships can be combined with other Cedarville or outside scholarships, as well as need-based aid.

A Cedarville education is one of the best investments your student will ever make, and we are serious about making it affordable for your family.


P.S. If your student has not yet applied for admission, now is the time! We've extended the offer apply for FREE through November 15, and all applicants who meet that deadline will also receive a Cedarville Yellow Jackets T-shirt.


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