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Cedarville University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Cedarville University was $33,174 a year.

Tuition increased 2.5% in 2021–from $32,364 the previous year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college until you're done with college.

Cedarville University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Cedarville University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Ohio as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Attending a school where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to confirm your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Cedarville University?

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

International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-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 Room, Board and Other Costs

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.

House and Food Costs at Cedarville University

Room and board at Cedarville University is $8,120 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $4,602.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Cedarville University?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend Cedarville University full time pay $200 in fees every year they are enrolled.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Cedarville University

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Cedarville University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 could be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Cedarville Universityis in a small town setting in Ohio, near Columbus and Dayton.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.

Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Cedarville University.

How Much Does Cedarville University Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $33,174
Room and Board $8,120
Board Only $3,518
Yearly Fees $200
Other expenses $1,890
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $44,714
Off-Campus $40,112

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

The majority of Cedarville University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 2,414 of the 4,024 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Cedarville University meets 24.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,185 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 2021, Cedarville University awarded 1,800 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $11.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $54.27 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 $25,185 in 2021. 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 $19,529
Off-Campus $14,927

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 understand 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 does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Cedarville University students.

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

Does Cedarville University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition 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.

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Cedarville University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$42,824

In State

$42,824

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$33,174
$33,174
Fees
$200
$200
Housing
$8,120
$8,120
Books
$1,330
$1,330

Cedarville University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

51%

Average Financial Aid Package

$24,804

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

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