2018-2019 COUNSELOR'S GUIDE - Ohio Private Colleges and Universities

2018-2019 COUNSELOR'S GUIDE - Ohio Private Colleges and Universities

Art Academy of Cincinnati | Ashland University | Aultman College | Baldwin Wallace University | Bluffton University | Capital University Case Western Reserve University | Cedarville University | The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences | Cleveland Institute of Art Columbus College of Art & Design | University of Dayton | Defiance College | Denison University | The University of Findlay Franciscan University of Steubenville | Franklin University | Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science | Heidelberg University | Hiram College John Carroll University | Kenyon College | Kettering College | Lake Erie College | Lourdes University | Malone University | Marietta College Mercy College of Ohio | Mount Carmel College of Nursing | Mount St.

Joseph University | University of Mount Union | Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University | University of Northwestern Ohio | Notre Dame College | Oberlin College | Ohio Christian University | Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University | Ohio Wesleyan University | Otterbein University | University of Rio Grande | Tiffin University | Union Institute & University Urbana University | Ursuline College | Walsh University | Wilmington College | Wittenberg University | The College of Wooster | Xavier University 2018-2019 COUNSELOR’S GUIDE Ohio Private Colleges and Universities

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1 Table of Contents Sponsors: Education First Credit Union Ohio Tuition Trust Authority Why Independent Colleges? 2-3 Frequently Asked Questions 4-5 Financial Aid 6-10 Independent College Visit Days 11-19 Ohio Independent College and University Profiles: Art Academy of Cincinnati 21 Ashland University 22 Aultman College 23 Baldwin Wallace University 24 Bluffton University 25 Capital University 26 Case Western Reserve University 27 Cedarville University 28 The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences 29 Cleveland Institute of Art 30 Columbus College of Art & Design 31 University of Dayton 32 Defiance College 33 Denison University 34 The University of Findlay 35 Franciscan University of Steubenville 36 Franklin University 37 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science 38 Heidelberg University 39 Hiram College 40 John Carroll University 41 Kenyon College 42 Kettering College 43 Lake Erie College 44 Lourdes University 45 Malone University 46 Marietta College 47 Mercy College of Ohio 48 Mount Carmel College of Nursing 49 Mount St.

Joseph University 50 University of Mount Union 51 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 52 Muskingum University 53 University of Northwestern Ohio 54 Notre Dame College 55 Oberlin College 56 Ohio Christian University 57 Ohio Dominican University 58 Ohio Northern University 59 Ohio Wesleyan University 60 Otterbein University 61 University of Rio Grande 62 Tiffin University 63 Union Institute & University 64 Urbana University 65 Ursuline College 66 Walsh University 67 Wilmington College 68 Wittenberg University 69 The College of Wooster 70 Xavier University 71 Degree Programs 72-91 Athletics & Activities 92-95 The Counselor’s Guide to Ohio’s Independent Colleges and Universities (September 2018, Vol.

30) is published annually by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio and the Ohio Private College Admission Directors. 41 South High Street, Suite 1690 Columbus, Ohio 43215 www.aicuo.edu www.ohioprivatecolleges.org T he Ohio Private College Admission Directors (OPCAD) believes in the dignity, worth, and potential of all human beings and works to eliminate any type of bias from the college admission and financial aid processes. We believe in the importance of ethical practices in the admission and financial aid processes by all postsecondary institutions. We endorse the basic philosophy of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), its Code of Ethics, and its Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

Be it resolved, therefore, that all Ohio colleges and universities not require candidates for admission and financial aid to indicate the order of their college or university preferences, except under early decision plans.

Be it resolved, therefore, that candidates for admission and financial aid be permitted to choose, without financial penalty, among offers of admission and financial aid until they have heard from all colleges and universities to which they have applied, or until May 1, whichever is earlier. Be it resolved, therefore, that all Ohio colleges and universities state clearly in their letter of acceptance to full-time candidates for admission that they subscribe to the NACAC Statement of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities, and to the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

Approved by the Ohio Private College Admission Directors (OPCAD).

2 Can I afford it? Graduating on time at an independent institution can mean less cost long term. Public Independent Public Independent Public Independent COHORT’S 25th ACT PERCENTILE 23 AND HIGHER 20–22 19 AND LOWER 61% 67% 37% 54% 29% 37% Source: National Center for Education Statistics On-Time Bachelor’s Graduation Rates Ohio Public and Independent Institutions Cohort Entering Fall 2011 The Independent College Advantage: Graduation Regardless of college readiness, students are more likely to graduate on time at an Ohio independent college Why Independent Colleges?

36% 54% 54% 63% 58% 65% 4-year 5-year 6-year Public Independent Baccalaureate Graduation Rates Ohio Public Main Campuses and 4-Year Independents Cohort Entering Fall 2011 Source: National Center for Education Statistics Independent Colleges: Still The Efficient Path 4-year on-time graduation rate at Ohio independents remains roughly equal to 5-year rate at Ohio publics Family Income $0 to $30,000 $30,000 to $48,000 $48,000 to $75,000 Public Independent $65,012 $80,512 $70,445 $72,291 $87,791 $73,313 $88,967 $104,467 $85,747 Total Cost $15,500 Opportunity Cost Average net price of bachelor’s degree in Ohio for families at 150% of state median income or less 2016-17 Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (net price, time to degree); Pew Research Center (opportunity cost for age 25-32) The Independent College Advantage: Cost New data still shows how that extra year to finish a bachelor’s degree at a public campus costs more than just tuition Will I graduate in four years?

Students at independent colleges graduate in four years at much higher rates than their public counterparts. Is college for you? No matter the ACT score, students have more success at Ohio’s independent institutions.

3 Independent College Tuition and Fees 2018-2019 AICUO Tuition and Fees Survey, 2018; National Center for Education Statistics Highest Tuition: $55,930 Average Tuition: $31,064 Median: $31,000 Lowest Tuition: $11,250 No. of schools below the average: 27 No. of schools below $15,000: 3 Average aid package: $25,927 Pct. of freshmen receiving aid: 96% Public 2-Year For Profit Public Main & Branches Nonprofit 21.9% 15.6% 10.0% 8.5% 11.5% National cohort default rate Source: US Department of Education How do we know? Graduates with better jobs are much less likely to default on their student loans Federal 3-year student loan default rates by sector, students who entered repayment in FY2014 7,000 14,000 21,000 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 13,625 19,962 21,501 Source: National Center for Education Statistics Minority Undergraduates Find Ohio Independent Colleges Attractive In 10 years, minority enrollment has increased by half.

Undergraduate headcount from US minorities attending Ohio independent colleges, fall semester 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 6-year 5-year 4-year 22% 41% 36% 51% 40% 53% Public Independent Bachelor’s graduation rates for minority students at Ohio 4-year independents and public main campuses, cohort entering fall 2010 Source: National Center for Education Statistics Success for Students of Color: Ohio Independents are Your Best Choice Nonprofits’four-year graduation rate is higher than the public universities’six-year rate. Will I get a job?

Independent college students have a higher employment rate, meaning they are much less likely to have trouble repaying their student loans. Do Students of Color Succeed? Nonprofits’ four-year graduation rate is higher than the public universities’ six-year rate. Are Independent Colleges Diverse? In 10 years, the minority enrollment has increased by half.

4 FAQ Art Academy of Cincinnati Ashland University Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Capital University Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cleveland Institute of Art Columbus College of Art & Design University of Dayton Defiance College Denison University The University of Findlay Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science Heidelberg University Hiram College John Carroll University Kenyon College Kettering College Lake Erie College Lourdes University Malone University Do you require ACT writing? Does your institution use ACT writing in the admissions decision process?

N Does your institution use ACT subscores for placement? Do you super score the ACT? Do you super score the SAT? Does your institution super score for scholarships? Do you accept either ACT or SAT? Are you test optional? Do you require ACT/SAT directly from the testing agency?

Y Do you accept the Common Application? Do you accept electronic transcripts? Do you require letter(s) of recommendation? Can high school students enroll in College Credit Plus (CCP) at your institution? Does your institution offer athletic scholarships? Do you offer full tuition scholarships?

N Are scholarships available beyond your application deadline? Does your institution allow prospective students to stay overnight in your residence halls? Y

5 Marietta College Mercy College of Ohio Mount Carmel College of Nursing Mount St. Joseph University University of Mount Union Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University University of Northwestern Ohio Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Christian University Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University University of Rio Grande Tiffin University Union Institute & University Urbana University Ursuline College Walsh University Wilmington College Wittenberg University The College of Wooster Xavier University FAQ Do you require ACT writing? Does your institution use ACT writing in the admissions decision process?

Y Does your institution use ACT subscores for placement? Do you super score the ACT? Do you super score the SAT? Does your institution super score for scholarships? Do you accept either ACT or SAT? Are you test optional? Do you require ACT/SAT directly from the testing agency?

Y Do you accept the Common Application? Do you accept electronic transcripts? Do you require letter(s) of recommendation? Can high school students enroll in College Credit Plus (CCP) at your institution? Does your institution offer athletic scholarships? Do you offer full tuition scholarships?

Y Are scholarships available beyond your application deadline? Does your institution allow prospective students to stay overnight in your residence halls?

6 Why is there a difference in price between public and private institutions? The cost of providing higher education is generally the same at independent colleges and universities as at public universities. For example, both types of institutions incur costs associated with building and maintaining classrooms, residence halls, computer facilities and libraries; paying faculty salaries; and providing career and counseling services. However, private institutions charge a higher price, or tuition, because they do not receive an instructional subsidy from the state.

Complete the FAFSA. Ohio’s independent colleges and universities strongly recommend prospective students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To qualify for some state and federal grant and loan programs, students should complete the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible. Families can complete it online at: http://www.fafsa. gov or obtain copies of the form by contacting a college financial aid office. Some colleges and universities also require a supplemental or institutional financial aid form. Students should contact the college financial aid offices to learn which financial aid forms are required and the deadlines for submission. See the video tutorial at https://www.finaid. ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/.

Apply to colleges that best fit personal needs, regardless of price. The ability to pay for a college education is likely to be an important factor in selecting a college or university. However, the price of a particular institution should not prevent a student from applying to the schools of his or her choice. Every student should apply to the colleges that best suit his or her academic, social and personal needs, regardless of the price, because financial aid can make it affordable to attend. Financial Aid A variety of financial aid is available. College financial aid programs help families meet the costs of education beyond their demonstrated ability to pay.

Institutional need-based and non-need-based financial aid (scholarships, merit, athletic, leadership awards, etc.) combined with state and federal scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs make up a financial aid package and help defray the cost of attending college. The college will make every effort to compile a suitable financial aid package for the student and family so that the price of a college education does not become an overriding factor in choosing an institution.

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7 Financial Aid Step By Step Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to check that you are interested in Federal Work Study to gain eligibility for aid programs that require you at least to consider this form of aid.

See the video tutorial at https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fasfasimplification/ Step 2: Complete the College Scholarship Services (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org, if required by the schools to which you are applying.

Step 3: Receive and review your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education, outlining your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is the figure that determines financial aid eligibility. Step 4: Receive and review financial aid award letters from the schools you listed on your FAFSA. All schools strive to award aid to meet the gap between the cost of attendance and your EFC, but not all have the same types or amounts of aid available. Step 5: Accept the financial aid award offered by the school you plan to attend and notify other schools that you decide not to attend so that they can use their aid dollars for other interested students.

Step 6: Let your school know if you receive outside scholarships and grants. You can search for local scholarships through employers, government and community organizations, or by using online scholarship databases. Step 7: Complete any forms required to secure the aid awarded by your school. Financial Aid Financial Aid at Ohio’s Independent Colleges Aid Eligibility Generally, a student’s demonstrated need is equal to the difference between the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the total cost of education (which includes tuition and fees, room and board or off-campus living expenses, and books).

All schools work to award aid to meet the gap between the cost of attendance and EFC, but not all have the same types or amounts of aid available. EFC does not change from school to school, but demonstrated need will.

Sample Demonstrated Need School A School B School C Cost of Education - Family’s EFC = Demonstrated Need $13,715 $34,387 $40,146 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $12,215 $32,887 $38,646 Worried about financial aid? Independent institutions give out $1.4 billion in school-based grants. Just ask their financial aid counselors for more information! Institutional grants $1.42 billion State/local grants $39 million Federal grants $150 million 2% 9% 88% Student aid grants by source at AICUO members, 2016–17 Note: Does not add to 100% because of rounding Source: National Center for Education Statistics In AY 2016-2017, 96% of full-time, first-time freshmen entering AICUO member campuses received financial aid, averaging $25,927.

8 Choose Ohio First Scholarships The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program supports increased higher education participation and success of Ohio undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine and, in so doing, advances the economic growth of each region of the state. Colleges and universities, both public and independent, working both alone and collaboratively, compete for funds from the state to offer awards to students at their institutions. Only those campuses and collaborations that win the competition may make Choose Ohio First awards, and these grants may be in only one or a few sub-areas.

For information on scholarship eligibility at a specific campus, please contact the chief academic officer or financial aid office.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship provides tuition assistance for children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans, who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. A student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at an eligible Ohio college or university and be an Ohio resident under the age of 25. In 2018-19, annual awards at independent colleges range up to $5,112. Applications are available from the Ohio Department of Higher Education State Grants and Scholarships Department, high school guidance offices, veterans services offices and college financial aid offices.

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) The NEALP provides need-based aid to Ohio students enrolled at least half time in an approved Ohio registered nursing or nurse instructor education program. The maximum award is $1,500 per year for up to four years of study to become a registered nurse (RN). A recipient, who conducts clinical practice in Ohio upon graduation, may be eligible for loan cancellation at a rate of 20% per year. Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) OCOG is a need-based aid program for Ohio resident undergraduates. Eligibility for the award is based on each applicant’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), a figure determined by data each student submits in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To be eligible for an OCOG award, an Ohio resident student must have an EFC of $2,190 or less and a family income of $96,000 or less, and attend an Ohio independent or public college. The annual OCOG award for each qualifying student in 2018-19 is $3,000 for full-time study at nearly all independent colleges; $2,250 for three-quarter-time study; $1,500 for half-time study; and $768 for one-quarter-time study. More information, including up-to-date award levels, is available at any independentcollege financial aid office.

OTTA College Savings Program The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority (OTTA) is a state agency created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1989 to promote savings for higher education. Through its CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan, OTTA offers several college savings options. The market-based funds are managed by leading investment firms. Families can choose to participate in all funds. Investments may be applied at any accredited college or university in Ohio or the country. Call 1-800-AFFORDIT for more information, or visit OTTA’s Web site at: www. collegeadvantage.com.

Additionally, Ohio residents may deduct up to $4,000 from their Ohio taxable income per year per child made to any of these savings programs.

Contributions above $4,000 may be carried forward to future years until fully deducted. Qualified withdrawals are exempt from State of Ohio and federal income tax. Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund This program provides tuition assistance to the children and spouses of Ohio peace officers, firefighters and other safety officers, who are killed in the line of duty. Recipients may enroll for fullor part-time study at any participating Ohio postsecondary institution. Awards at independent colleges in 2018-19 will range up to $7,044 per academic year. Ohio National Guard Scholarship Ohio residents who enlist with the Ohio Army or Air National Guard and meet eligibility requirements may qualify for this program.

At an independent college, the scholarship will pay up to 92% of the average state university tuition, in addition to GI Bill benefits. Contact the Ohio Army National Guard at 1-888-644-8273, or the Ohio Air National Guard at 1-800-708-4068 for more information. In the last few years, there have been significant changes in the state of Ohio’s student financial aid programs, and there may be more coming in the near future. Here is a list of the state-funded student aid programs for the 2018-19 academic year. For more information about state of Ohio student aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at the Ohio Department of Higher Education, toll-free at 1-800-233-6734 or on the web at www.ohiohighered.org/sgs.

Ohio Financial Aid

9 Federal Financial Aid Federal Direct Loans Subsidized or Unsubsidized To receive a federal Stafford Subsidized Direct Loan, the student must have financial need. Under this program, the federal government pays the interest on the loan during the time the student is attending school and during the six-month grace period following graduation. For the Unsubsidized Stafford Direct Loan program, which offers loans that extend beyond a student’s calculated need, interest accrues when the loan is disbursed. The student may pay this interest as it becomes due, or defer payment until graduation, when the interest is capitalized as part of the loan.

Under these programs, a dependent student may borrow up to a total of $5,500 from both these programs for the first year of study. These loans have a fixed interest rate of 5.045%. Your campus financial aid office will provide details on the steps that need to be taken.

Yellow Ribbon Program The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the institution. For more information on this program, visit the U.S.

Department of Veteran Affairs Web site at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp Pell Grant The amount of this need-based award depends on an undergraduate student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance, and whether the student is attending fullor part-time. The maximum Pell Grant for the 2018-19 academic year is $6,095. Please see your campus financial aid office for updated levels. Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) The FSEOG is for undergraduate Pell recipients, who have exceptional financial need, as determined by the institution. The grant may be up to $4,000 depending on when the student applies and the level of financial need.

Federal Work-Study This program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. It encourages community service work and work related to a student’s course of study. The salary is at least the current federal minimum wage.

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) The PLUS loan is a financial aid resource available to all families regardless of their income. The loan is made directly to the parents and permits them to borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any financial aid received. The interest rate for loans for the 2018-19 year is 7.595%. Repayment usually begins within 60 days after receipt of the funds. Applications are available at campus financial aid offices. To determine your eligibility for federal student aid programs, you must: n Complete the FAFSA n Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen n Have a valid Social Security Number n Have financial need (except for some loan programs) n Have a high school diploma or GED n Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress n Register with the selective service, if required n Sign a statement of educational purpose and a certification statement on overpayment and default (both found on the FAFSA) (*Information accurate as of publication date August 2018.

For updates, contact the financial aid office at your campus.)

10 Contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), at 1‑800‑TAX‑FORM to receive a copy of Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, which explains these benefits and rules in detail. It is also available online at: Federal Financial Aid & IRS-Related Information https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/ebook Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals – Taxpayers may withdraw funds from an IRA, without penalty, for their own higher educational expenses or those of a spouse, child or grandchild. Withdrawals can be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board if the student is enrolled at least half time.

Student Loan Interest Deduction A student or parent may take a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans.

The deduction is available even if the taxpayer does not itemize other deductions. The maximum deduction is $4,000. It is phased out for joint filers with an adjusted gross income between $130,000 and $160,000, and single filers with an adjusted gross income between $65,000 and $80,000. T uition and fees paid with tax-free grants, scholarships and employer education assistance are not eligible for either of the following two tax credits; expenses paid with loans are eligible. The credits are available for joint filers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) below $180,000 and for single filers who have an AGI of less than $90,000.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit Parents of dependent students, or independent students, may claim a tax credit of up to $2,500 per eligible student with qualified tuition and fees expenses. Forty percent of this credit may be refundable for the first four years of college for degree-seeking students. Lifetime Learning Tax Credit This credit applies to tuition and fees paid for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education classes. A family may claim a tax credit of 20% for the first $10,000 in tuition and fees (less grants, scholarships and tax-free tuition benefits), resulting in a maximum tax credit of $2,000.

This credit is available on a tax-return basis, regardless of the number of students enrolled in postsecondary course work. The tax filer may not claim both the The American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit during the same academic year for the same student.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) Education Savings Account - Taxpayers may invest, after taxes, up to $2,000 per year per child under the age of 18. Earnings accumulate tax free, and no taxes will be due upon withdrawal if the money is used for educational expenses – elementary, secondary or higher education. Roth IRA – An after-tax savings option, a single taxpayer may contribute up to a maximum of $2,000 per year, and joint filers may contribute up to $4,000 per year to a Roth IRA. (These maximum contributions are reduced by amounts contributed to a deductible IRA). Earnings accumulate tax free, and contributions can continue beyond age 70.

Withdrawals for educational expenses are tax free if the distributions are made at least five years after the Roth IRA was established and the taxpayer is age 59 or older.

Some families can claim a portion of tuition and fees as a deduction on 1040 Schedule A in lieu of the tax credits. Consult IRS publications or a tax professional to determine which might be most advantageous for you.

11 College Visitation Days Art Academy of Cincinnati For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://artacademy.edu Ashland University For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.ashland.edu/visit/ Aultman College For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.aultmancollege.edu/visit-campus September 15, 2018 Preview Day November 10, 2018 Preview Day January 19, 2019 Preview Day April 6, 2019 Preview Day Baldwin Wallace University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.bw.edu/undergraduate-admission/first-year/visit/index September 15, 2018 Community/Family Day and Homecoming October 10, 2018 Welcome Wednesday October 12, 2018 Fall Visit Friday October 31, 2018 Access Diversity Day November 10, 2018 Experience BW Day February 17 & 18, 2019 Yellow Jacket Overnight for admitted students February 18, 2019 Presidents’ Day Preview March 24 & 25, 2019 Yellow Jacket Overnight for admitted students April 11 & 12, 2019 Yellow Jacket Overnight for admitted students April 27, 2019 Spring Open House Bluffton University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.bluffton.edu/admissions/visit/index.html Capital University For more information on visiting campus, please visit http://www.capital.edu/visit Case Western Reserve University For more information on visiting campus, please visit http://www.case.edu/admission/visit October 8, 2018 Fall Open House November 12, 2018 Fall Open House February 18, 2019 Presidents Day Open House March 29, 2019 Spring Open House April 5, 2019 Spring Open House April 12, 2019 Spring Open House April 19, 2019 Spring Open House June 28, 2019 Campus Preview Day July 12, 2019 Campus Preview Day July 19, 2019 Campus Preview Day July 26, 2019 Campus Preview Day August 2, 2019 Campus Preview Day August 9, 2019 Campus Preview Day

12 College Visitation Days Cedarville University For more information on visiting campus, please visit https://www.cedarville.edu/Admissions/Visit.aspx September 21, 2018 CU Friday - Campus Visit Day October 12, 2018 CU Friday - Campus Visit Day November 9, 2018 CU Friday - Campus Visit Day January 21, 2019 Pharmacy Preview Day & Communication Preview Day February 9, 2019 Science/Math & Engineering/Computer Science Preview February 18, 2019 CU Monday - Campus Visit Day February 22, 2019 Nursing Preview Day February 25, 2019 Teacher Preview Day March 15, 2019 All Access April 5, 2019 CU Friday - Campus Visit Day April 12, 2019 All Access June 7, 2019 CU Friday - Campus Visit Day The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.thechristcollege.edu/visit Cleveland Institute of Art For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.cia.edu September 29, 2018 Fall Open House November 10, 2018 Portfolio Day April 13, 2019 Accepted Student Preview Day Columbus College of Art & Design For more information on visiting campus, please go to http:/www.ccad.edu University of Dayton For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/events/open-house.php September 30, 2018 Open House November 11, 2018 Open House Defiance College For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.defiance.edu/admissions/visit/index.html September 22, 2018 Fall Preview Day October 5 & 6, 2018 Senior Swarm Overnight November 16 & 17, 2018 Senior Swarm Overnight February 15, 2019 Accepted Student Day February 18, 2019 Spring Preview Day March 15, 2019 Accepted Student Day March 22 & 23, 2019 Senior Swarm Overnight April 6, 2019 Junior Preview Day April 12 & 13, 2019 Senior Swarm Overnight Denison University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.denison.edu October 8, 2018 Prospective Student Visit Program October 14 & 15, 2018 Prospective Student Visit Program November 4 & 5, 2018 Prospective Student Visit Program November 12, 2018 Prospective Student Visit Program February 18, 2019 Junior Visit Day

13 College Visitation Days The University of Findlay For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.findlay.edu/admissions/undergraduate/Visit-Campus Franciscan University of Steubenville For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.franciscan.edu/events/main/ Franklin University For more information on visiting campus, please email admissions@franklin.edu Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.gscollege.edu/admissions/ Heidelberg University For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.heidelberg.edu/admission-aid/visit September 21, 2018 Fall Friday At The Berg September 28, 2018 Fall Friday At The Berg October 12, 2018 Fall Friday At The Berg October 19, 2018 Fall Friday At The Berg October 26, 2018 Fall Friday At The Berg October 27, 2018 Fall Open House November 2, 2018 Fall Friday At The Berg November 2, 2018 Music Preview Day November 9, 2018 Fall Friday At The Berg November 10, 2018 Scholars Day (Invitation event) January 19, 2019 Scholars Day (Invitation event) February 9, 2019 Scholars Day (Invitation event) February 18, 2019 Presidents Day Open House April 5, 2019 Admitted Students Day Hiram College For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.hiram.edu/visit/ John Carroll University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://jcu.edu/visit October 6, 2018 STEM Open House November 4, 2018 Blue Streak Preview Day March 30, 2019 Class of 2023 Celebration (Admitted Students Day) April 28, 2019 Junior Open House Kenyon College For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.kenyon.edu/visit-kenyon/admissions-events/ September 23 & 24, 2018 Fall Overnight 1 October 7 & 8, 2018 Fall Overnight 2 October 28-30, 2018 Cultural Connections March 23, 2019 Junior Visit Day April 7 & 8, 2019 Admitted Student Program 1 April 18 & 19, 2019 Admitted Student Program 2 Kettering College For more information on visiting campus, please go to kc.edu

14 College Visitation Days Lake Erie College For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.lec.edu/ September 21, 2018 Fall Visit Day October 8, 2018 Education Open House October 19, 2018 Fall Visit Day October 27, 2018 EQ Green and White Day November 10, 2018 Fall Fest February 18, 2019 VIP Reception February 18, 2019 Education Open House February 22, 2019 Admitted Senior Day March 22, 2019 Admitted Senior Day April 20, 2019 Spring Visit Day Lourdes University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.lourdes.edu/visit September 22, 2018 Fall Visit Day October 20, 2018 Fall Visit Day Malone University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.malone.edu/visit September 28, 2018 Fall Discover Day October 8, 2018 Fall Discover Day October 27, 2018 Fall Focus Day November 9, 2018 Fall Discover Day November 17, 2018 Fall Saturday Sneak Peek January 18, 2019 Spring Discover Day February 18, 2019 Spring Discover Day March 16, 2019 Focus Day March 29, 2019 Spring Discover Day April 13, 2019 Spring Saturday Sneak Peek Marietta College For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.marietta.edu/visit October 20, 2018 Fall Open House November 10, 2018 Fall Open House January 26, 2019 Winter Open House February 2, 2019 Premier Scholars Competition (Invitation Only) March 30, 2019 Navy Blue and White Day for Accepted/Deposited Students April 6, 2019 Navy Blue and White Day for Accepted/Deposited Students Mercy College of Ohio For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://mercycollege.edu November 3, 2018 Open House February 2, 2019 Open House April 6, 2019 Open House

15 College Visitation Days Mount Carmel College of Nursing For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.mccn.edu September 17, 2018 Open House-Columbus October 17, 2018 Open House-Columbus October 18, 2018 Open House-Lancaster November 5, 2018 Open House-Columbus November 28, 2018 Open House-Columbus November 29, 2018 Open House-Lancaster January 7, 2019 Open House-Columbus January 23, 2019 Open House-Columbus February 11, 2019 Open House-Columbus February 21, 2019 Open House-Lancaster March 23, 2019 Open House-Columbus Mount St. Joseph University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.msj.edu/visit October 6, 2018 Discover The Mount November 12, 2018 Discover The Mount February 18, 2019 Discover The Mount April 6, 2019 Discover The Mount University of Mount Union For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.mountunion.edu September 22, 2018 Fall Visit October 11, 2018 High School Counselor Visit October 16, 2018 Nursing (BSN) Visit October 20, 2018 Public & International Service Visit October 20, 2018 STEM Visit December 1, 2018 Presidential Scholarship Program January 21, 2019 MLK Day of Service Visit February 8, 2019 Admitted Student Day March 1, 2019 Visual & Performing Arts Visit March 19, 2019 Mid-East Ohio College Fair March 20, 2019 Nursing (BSN) Visit April 6, 2019 Spring Visit April 10, 2019 Schooler Lecture Visit June 7, 2019 Summer Snapshot Visit June 25, 2019 Twilight Tour July 9, 2019 Twilight Tour July 18, 2019 Summer Snapshot Visit July 25, 2019 Twilight Tour August 1, 2019 Summer Snapshot Visit Mount Vernon Nazarene University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.mvnu.edu/visit.

For more information on the STEM Visit Day, please go to https://mvnu.edu/undergraduate/admissionsevents/stemvisitday.

October 1, 2018 MVNYou Visit Day November 12, 2018 MVNYou Visit Day (Music Scholarship Day) November 26, 2018 STEM Visit Day January 14, 2019 MVNYou Visit Day February 9, 2019 Accepted Students Admissions Party February 18, 2019 MVNYou Visit Day March 21 & 22, 2019 Breakaway (Senior Overnight Visit) April 8, 2019 MVNYou Visit Day (Juniors Only)

16 Muskingum University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.muskingum.edu October 26, 2018 Open House November 10, 2018 Open House University of Northwestern Ohio For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.unoh.edu November 2, 2018 Open House, Colleges of Business, Health Professions, and Occupational Professions November 9 &10, 2018 Open House, College of Applied Technologies April 5, 2019 Spring Preview Day, Colleges of Business, Health Professions, and Occupational Professions April 12 &13, 2019 Spring Preview Day, College of Applied Technologies Notre Dame College For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.notredamecollege.edu/admissions/visit-us September 29, 2018 NDC Fall Preview Day October 28, 2018 Accepted Student Scholarship Day December 6, 2018 STEMM & Nursing Night February 18, 2019 Presidents Day Visit March 24, 2019 Accepted Student Scholarship Day Oberlin College For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://go.oberlin.edu/admissionvisit.

For more information on the Oberlin Stamps Leadership Scholarship Interview, please call Leslie Braat at (440) 775-8411.

September 23, 2018 Regional Fly-ins October 8, 2018 Fall Open House October 11-13, 2018 Multicultural Visit Program November 8-10, 2018 Multicultural Visit Program November 12, 2018 Fall Open House December 3, 2018 Oberlin Stamps Leadership Scholarship Interview Day Ohio Christian University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.ohiochristian.edu/residential-undergraduate/schedule-visit Ohio Dominican University For more information on visiting campus, please call Michael Halligan, (614) 251-4785. October 6, 2018 ODU Preview Day November 3, 2018 ODU Preview Day March 23, 2019 ODU Spring Preview Day Ohio Northern University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.onu.edu/visit September 15, 2018 Polar Preview Day September 29, 2018 Engineering Preview Day September 29, 2018 Pharmacy Preview Day November 3, 2018 Polar Preview Day February 16, 2019 Polar Preview Day February 23, 2019 Orange and Black Accepted Student Day March 23, 2019 Orange and Black Accepted Student Day April 27, 2019 Polar Preview Day July 20, 2019 Polar Preview Day College Visitation Days

17 College Visitation Days Ohio Wesleyan University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.owu.edu/visit Otterbein University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.otterbein.edu November 3, 2018 Otterbein University-Discover Day March 30, 2019 Experience Day University of Rio Grande For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.rio.edu/visit October 31, 2018 Open House February 21, 2019 Open House Tiffin University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.tiffin.edu October 5, 2018 Dragon Alumni Symposium November 2, 2018 Student’s Choice: Fall Academic Visit Day November 17, 2018 Fall Open House January 19, 2019 Green and Gold Day February 18, 2019 Student’s Choice: Spring Academic Visit Day April 26, 2019 Junior Open House Union Institute & University For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://myunion.edu Urbana University For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.urbana.edu/visit October 6, 2018 Prospective Student Day & Homecoming November 7, 2018 Prospective Student Day & Career Academy January 21, 2019 Prospective Student Day February 18, 2019 Prospective Student Day March 6, 2019 Prospective Student Day & Career Academy March 7, 2019 Scholarship Recognition Day (Invitation only) April 20, 2019 Prospective Student Day & Spring Football Game May 10, 2019 Prospective Student Day Ursuline College For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.ursuline.edu/visit November 3, 2018 Senior Scholar Day November 10, 2018 Discover Nursing Day February 18, 2019 Presidents Day Open House April 27, 2019 Junior Sneak Peek

18 Walsh University For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.walsh.edu/freshmen-open-house-registration October 5, 2018 Student for the Day October 20, 2018 Discover Walsh Visit Day November 1, 2018 Multicultural Visit Day November 8, 2018 Nursing Visit Day November 17, 2018 Discover Walsh Visit Day December 11, 2018 Homeschool Luncheon January 24, 2019 Business, Graphic Design & Entrepreneur Visit Day January 29, 2019 Education Visit Day February 2, 2019 Honors Competition (by invitation only) March 30, 2019 Future Cavalier Day (for accepted incoming freshmen) April 13, 2019 Class of 2020 Visit Day (for high school juniors) Wilmington College For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/ October 11, 2018 Agriculture and Equine Business Management Visit Day October 23, 2018 Sciences Visit Day October 25, 2018 Humanities/Social Sciences/Communication Arts Visit Day November 3, 2018 Inside Look Day November 8, 2018 Education Visit Day November 15, 2018 Sport Sciences Visit Day February 18, 2019 Inside Look Day March 24 & 25, 2019 Multi-Cultural Overnight Experience April 18, 2019 Agriculture and Equine Business Management Visit Day Wittenberg University For more information on visiting campus, please go to https://www.wittenberg.edu/admission/visit The College of Wooster For more information on visiting campus, please go to http://www.wooster.edu/visit September 1, 2018 Scot Saturday September 15, 2018 Scot Saturday September 22, 2018 Fall Visit Day September 29, 2018 Scot Saturday October 19, 2018 Fall Visit Day October 27, 2018 Fall Visit Day November 3, 2018 Scot Saturday November 11 & 12, 2018 Fall Visit Day/Senior Overnight November 17, 2018 Scot Saturday January 21, 2019 Winter Visit Day February 17 & 18, 2019 Admitted Student Visit Program February 23, 2019 Scot Saturday March 2, 2019 Scot Saturday March 31, 2019 Admitted Student Visit Program April 6, 2019 Scot Saturday April 13, 2019 Scot Saturday April 14 & 15, 2019 Admitted Student Visit Program April 19, 2019 Spring Visit Day April 27, 2019 Spring Visit Day College Visitation Days

19 Xavier University For more information on visiting campus, please go to www.xavier.edu/admission/ College Visitation Days INTERESTED IN COMPARING A FEW CAMPUSES SIDE BY SIDE? WANT TO RECEIVE UPDATES FROM CAMPUSES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN? WANT TO VIEW THE INFORMATION FROM THIS GUIDE ON ANY MOBILE DEVICE? Check out www.ohioprivatecolleges.org today!

21 Fall 2017 Enrollment: Full-time Undergraduates 168 Part-time Undergraduates 7 Total Undergraduate Enrollment 175 Total Graduate Professional Enrollment 6 Percentage Undergraduate Men 31% Percentage Undergraduate Women 69% Percentage Undergraduate Minorities 25% Average Class Size 12 Student to Faculty Ratio 8:1 Fall 2017 Freshman profile: Middle 50% ACT Composite 16-22 Middle 50% SAT Reading 450-600 Middle 50% SAT Math 430-510 Average Freshman GPA 3.1 Number in Freshman Class 30 % of Freshman Receiving Aid 100% Average Financial Aid for Freshmen $18,526 Campus Life: Religious Affiliation N/A Campus Setting City: Large Academic Calendar Semester Minority/Multicultural Programs No Contact: N/A Student Organizations Yes Fraternities & Sororities No Intramural Sports Men No Women No Housing: Guaranteed Housing if Matriculation Fee Paid by May 1 Yes Percentage of Full-time Undergraduates Living on Campus 91% Admission Information (2018-2019): Early Decision No Apply by N/A Admission Notification by N/A Regular Admission Apply by June 30 Admission Notification by Rolling Application Fee $0 Application Fee Waiver N/A Online Application Yes Website www.artacademy.edu Online Application Fee $0 Deferred Admission N/A Early Admission (after Junior Year) N/A Candidates Reply Date May 1 Tuition Deposit $200 Financial Aid Information: Director of Financial Aid Jean Spohr Phone Number (513) 562-8773 Email jspohr@artacademy.edu CSS Financial Aid Profile No Institutional Financial Aid Form Required or Profile FAFSA Yes Application Deadline Rolling Financial Aid Award Announcement Rolling Scholarship Info www.artacademy.edu Athletics: Athletic Division N/A Athletic Scholarships N/A Learning Disabled Students: LD Formal Program Available No Limited Support Services Only Yes Other Information: Can high school students enroll in College Credit Plus (CCP) at your institution? Yes International Baccalaureate Yes ASL as foreign language credit No Cost for Academic Year 2018 - 2019: Tuition $31,560 Room And Board $11,350 Required Fees $1,890 Total: $44,800 Contact Information: Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson Street - Cincinnati, OH 45202 Director of Admissions: Jamie Owens Phone: (513) 562-8754 Fax: (513) 562-8778 E-mail: admissions@artacademy.edu Web: www.artacademy.edu

22 Fall 2017 Enrollment: Full-time Undergraduates 3,380 Part-time Undergraduates 1,433 Total Undergraduate Enrollment 4,813 Total Graduate Professional Enrollment 1,658 Percentage Undergraduate Men 52% Percentage Undergraduate Women 48% Percentage Undergraduate Minorities 20% Average Class Size 20 Student to Faculty Ratio 16:1 Fall 2017 Freshman profile: Middle 50% ACT Composite 20-25 Middle 50% SAT Reading 490-605 Middle 50% SAT Math 475-575 Average Freshman GPA 3.4 Number in Freshman Class 613 % of Freshman Receiving Aid 98% Average Financial Aid for Freshmen $19,369 Campus Life: Religious Affiliation Brethren Church Campus Setting Town: Fringe Academic Calendar Semester Minority/Multicultural Programs Yes Contact: Nicole Dyer Student Organizations Yes Fraternities & Sororities Yes Intramural Sports Men Yes Women Yes Housing: Guaranteed Housing if Matriculation Fee Paid by May 1 Yes Percentage of Full-time Undergraduates Living on Campus 75% Admission Information (2018-2019): Early Decision No Apply by N/A Admission Notification by N/A Regular Admission Apply by Rolling Admission Notification by Rolling Application Fee $0 Application Fee Waiver Yes Online Application Yes Website www.ashland.edu Online Application Fee $0 Deferred Admission Yes Early Admission (after Junior Year) Yes Candidates Reply Date May 1 Tuition Deposit $300 Financial Aid Information: Director of Financial Aid Steve Howell Phone Number (419) 289-5002 Email financialaid@ashland.edu CSS Financial Aid Profile No Institutional Financial Aid Form No FAFSA Yes Application Deadline Rolling Financial Aid Award Announcement Beginning in November Scholarship Info Athletics: Athletic Division NCAA II Athletic Scholarships Yes Learning Disabled Students: LD Formal Program Available Yes Limited Support Services Only Yes Other Information: Can high school students enroll in College Credit Plus (CCP) at your institution? Yes International Baccalaureate Yes ASL as foreign language credit No Cost for Academic Year 2018 - 2019: Tuition $20,332 Room And Board $9,942 Required Fees $1,010 Total: $31,284 Contact Information: Ashland University 401 College Avenue - Ashland, OH 44805 Director of Admissions: W.C.

Vance Phone: (419) 289-5052 Fax: (419) 289-5999 E-mail: wvance@ashland.edu Web: www.ashland.edu https://www.ashland.edu/cost

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