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Making Sense of Your Student's Financial Aid Award

Friday, March 22, 2024

Financial Aid 101

Cedarville University will begin sending financial aid eAward emails in the next few weeks using our online notification system. Below is additional information for those of you who are awaiting these important pieces of information.

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

Your student will receive an eAward email letting them know that they can view their current financial aid award(s) by logging in at (the Self-Service portal).

When you or your student receives either of these documents, please sit down with your student and review this information together. Your student should be able to grant you access to review financial aid 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, anytime there is an update to your student's financial aid they will again receive an eAward email directing them to the Self Service - Financial Aid portal.

What information is provided in the financial aid eAward?

The eAward email contains important information related to financial aid. However, for specific information about cost of attendance or financial aid awards, your student will be directed to the Self Service - Financial Aid portal. Once logged in you and your student can view their specific ‘financial aid checklist items’ for progress and items that still need to be completed:

  1. Complete the FAFSA
  2. Complete required documents (if any)
  3. Review and Accept their financial aid package: VIEW their up-to-date financial aid package, which details the scholarships, grants, and loans that have been awarded, and ACCEPT or REJECT student loan options 
  4. Review your student’s estimated cost of attendance (this is not your student’s actual bill; the cashiers will email the fall term invoice in mid-July).

Where can my student find his or her financial aid awards or aid package?

Your student can access their current financial aid, 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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