2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Veterans Training Benefits and Dependents Educational Assistance Cedarville University is approved under Title 38, Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, and 1606, U.S. Code for Education of Veterans and Their Dependents. Students under Chapters 30, 32, 35, and 1606 are required to pay the school for all charges. The Veterans Administration in turn pays them a monthly allowance based upon their training load. Veterans under Chapter 31 are paid a monthly allowance and the Veterans Administration pays the school for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Cedarville University participates in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program. Those students eligible to receive Chapter 33 Post-9/11 benefits at 100% may qualify to receive benefits through the VA Yellow Ribbon program. Inquiries concerning eligibility should be directed to a Veterans Administration Regional Office or by calling 1-888-442- 4551. Students planning to study under one of the education laws should receive approval prior to enrolling. A Veterans Administration training officer will contact the University in disability cases to accomplish this requirement for the student. Cedarville University students eligible for veterans benefits should contact the veterans benefits counselor in the Office of the Registrar. Cedarville University in accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This policy is limited to tuition funds paid by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Deferred Payment Plan for Veterans For Option Deferred Payment Plan for Veterans (under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, and 35) receiving the Educational Assistance Allowances, consult the Office of the Registrar. Payments by veterans receiving their Educational Assistance Allowance checks one month behind will be as follows: Fall Semester: 1st payment by 10/4 2nd payment by 11/1 3rd payment by 12/1 Final payment by 1/1 Spring Semester: 1st payment by 2/4 2nd payment by 3/1 3rd payment by 4/1 Final payment by 5/1 A late payment charge of $25 is applicable for accounts unpaid after the payment due date. Veterans receive eight monthly VA checks that must pay for eight deferred payments on the semester system. Military Tuition Assistance — Army, Air Force, National Guard 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: • Complete appropriate application per military branch/ education office instructions. Contact your military education office to get started. • When your TA is approved, please communicate with Cedarville’s Cashiers office (cashier@cedarville.edu) to complete the process. • 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 ). Financial Aid General Information Cedarville University offers a variety of financial aid programs to assist students with education-related expenses. Although Cedarville University supports the premise that the primary responsibility for financing a college education rests with the student and family, aid programs are available to supplement personal resources. Some of the financial aid available at the University is considered to be need-based aid . Students are asked to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An analysis of the family’s financial data is performed and the results are used to determine the eligibility for need-based assistance. For filing online, obtain an FSA ID for both the parent and student and complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov . In addition to need-based aid , the University also offers merit- based aid to students who demonstrate recognized achievement or talent. Merit scholarship categories include academic, leadership, athletic, music, forensics, theatre, and debate. The financial aid homepage has direct links to several scholarship databases. Students are encouraged to investigate privately-funded scholarships through the use of the Internet and accessing cedarville.edu/finaid . Students should advise Financial Aid when they receive additional assistance from sources other than Cedarville University. This assistance will be considered when preparing award packages and may result in the revision of a previously prepared package. A financial aid award notification will be provided to students after reviewing completed application data and after a student is accepted for admission to Cedarville University. Financial aid is applied for and awarded on a yearly basis. Aid applicants must continue to meet program qualifications in order to retain eligibility. All questions may be directed to Financial Aid at 937-766-7866. Visit Cedarville’s financial aid website at cedarville. edu/finaid and the FAFSA website at fafsa.gov . When completing the FAFSA, the Title IV Code for Cedarville University is 003025. Page 316 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Financial Information Financial Aid