2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

State Grant Refund Policy Students who qualify for state grant funds must be registered for at least 12 credit hours per semester in order to receive full funding. Students withdrawing or dropping below full-time status during the semester may have their grant payments adjusted according to grant refund policy. Questions pertaining to refund policy should be directed to Financial Aid. Other State Grants Students from the following states may be eligible for state grant programs. Contact your state’s higher education authority for eligibility criteria. The first step in applying for a state grant is to complete the FAFSA. • Pennsylvania – 1-800-692-7392 • Vermont – 1-800-642-3177 • Delaware – 1-800-292-7935 Federal Grants Federal Pell Grant This grant is awarded to students demonstrating the greatest financial need according to a federal eligibility formula. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate student working toward your first bachelor’s degree. Award amounts typically change each academic year and range depending upon financial need, as determined by a federal formula, and are prorated based on hours enrolled as of census date. The Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to students from the U.S. Department of Education will provide details about your eligibility and Pell award amount. Award amounts are subject to change based on your enrollment status and changes to your FAFSA. Federal Pell Grant Enrollment and Eligibility Requirements In order to maintain eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, students must participate in enrolled courses. If a student drops, withdraws from, or fails a course, those courses will be reviewed for participation in academically related activities. If we are not able to document participation, the the Federal Pell Grant will be subject to a reduction based on course enrollment in which the student participated. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) This need-based federal grant is awarded to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. To be eligible, you must complete the FAFSA, be determined to be Pell eligible (see above), and FSEOG awards are first offered to students with the greatest need. FSEOG is federal campus-based funding, funding is limited for this program, and early completion of the FAFSA is strongly recommended. More information about the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) may be found at studentaid.gov/ understand-aid/types/grants/fseog. Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) The TEACH Grant provides funds to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The TEACH Grant has conditions which must be met, otherwise the grant is converted into a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The following website provides the full details for the TEACH Grant: cedarville.edu/TEACH. Institutional Scholarships and Grants All awards are based on full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 degree-seeking credit hours). Students who enroll for fewer than 12 hours will have their awards removed. For additional information, review our full array of scholarships, renewal criteria, and terms and conditions, see cedarville.edu/scholarships. Transfer Student Aid For complete information see cedarville.edu/TransferAid. Department Scholarships • Athletic – Contact Athletics or coach • Debate Team or Speech Team – Contact the Department of Communication • Music – Contact the Department of Music and Worship • Pharmacy – Contact the School of Pharmacy • Theatre – Contact the Department of Art, Design, and Theatre • Worship – Contact the Department of Music and Worship Scholarship Funds Cedarville University seeks to be a careful steward of institutional resources and ensure that scholarship funds are maximized for all students. Therefore, if a student receives total scholarships and grants (institutional or outside) that exceed his/ her direct University charges, Cedarville will reduce that student’s institutional gift-based aid so that the total gift-based aid does not exceed the student’s University charges. State Grant Programs For complete information about all the Ohio student aid programs visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education website at ohiohighered.org. Ohio College Opportunity Grant Ohio residents who are high need students may be eligible for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant. The FAFSA filing deadline is October 1. Full details about the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) may be found at ohiohighered.org/ocog. Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP) is a tuition only program for all members of the Ohio Army and Air National Guard that have enlisted for a minimum of three years and up to six years who are in good standing with their unit. The ONGSP will pay 100% tuition at all state funded public colleges and will pay 100% of the state average tuition of the public schools at private colleges that participate in the ONGSP. If a Soldier or Airman enlists, for three to five years they will receive 48 semester hours towards their degree and if they enlist for a full six-year enlistment, they will receive 96 semester hours toward their degree. Contact the Ohio National Guard (1-800-GO-GUARD) or Ohio Air Guard (1-800-TO-GO-ANG) for additional details about requirements, obligations, and benefits. Ohio War Orphan & Severely Disabled Veterans’ Children Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to students who are children of deceased or disabled veterans. The student must be enrolled fulltime and be meeting appropriate cumulative GPA requirements. For more information, review ohiohighered.org/ohio-warorphans. Page 310 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Financial Information Institutional Scholarships and Grants