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Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

Cedarville University Tuition Information

In 2022, Cedarville University's tuition was $34,498 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3.99%–from $33,174 the previous year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Cedarville University

Cedarville University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Ohio as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.

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Cedarville University International Student Tuition

Cedarville University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Cedarville University-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Cedarville University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideCedarville University •Cedarville University-specific loans •Cedarville University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Cedarville University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Cedarville University.

Room and Board Costs at Cedarville University

Room and board at Cedarville University is $8,400 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Cedarville University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $4,786.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Cedarville University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Cedarville University

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Cedarville University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city can be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Cedarville Universityis in a small town setting in Ohio, not far from Columbus and Dayton.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Cedarville University


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Cedarville University.

Total Cost of Cedarville University

What will the cost of attending Cedarville University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $34,498
Room and Board $8,400
Board Only $3,614
Other expenses $1,988

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $46,486
Off-Campus $41,700

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Cedarville University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students


Financial Aid at Cedarville University


The majority of Cedarville University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 2,415 of the 4,191 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Cedarville University meets 22.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,806 a year. Around 57% of Cedarville University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Cedarville University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $20,797 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $20,306
State Loans $3,222
Cedarville University-Specific Loans $3,214
Private Loans $34,740
Most Common Loans for Cedarville University Students
Federal Loans 57%
Institutional Loans 1%
Private loans 13%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Cedarville University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Cedarville University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Cedarville University awarded 2,357 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $11 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $58.97 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Cedarville University Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Cedarville University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Cedarville University was $25,806 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Cedarville University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $20,680
Off-Campus $15,894

What will attending Cedarville University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Cedarville University's net cost calculator on their website.

Cedarville University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Cedarville University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Cedarville University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Cedarville University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Cedarville University


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Cedarville University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$41,784

In State

$41,784

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$32,364
$32,364
Fees
$200
$200
Housing
$7,922
$7,922
Books
$1,298
$1,298

Cedarville University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

66%

Average Financial Aid Package

$25,674

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,643

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

62%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,564

Out-of-State

$32,564

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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