Encouraging Your College Student

By Elizabeth Boock on March 11, 2020

The day has finally come to send your student to college. He may be your first, middle or last, but no matter what, it's a big change. For the first time, your student will be "on their own."

In some ways, this will be a lot harder for you than it will be for the student. Letting go and having faith that you've prepared your student well can be difficult, but it's also the best thing for both of you…

Why You Should Meet With an Admissions Counselor

By Simone Dekryger on January 24, 2020

It is getting to be that time of year where many high school seniors are applying and finalizing college plans. For parents trying to help their student, it can be challenging to navigate the admissions process. There are transcripts and test scores to send, financial aid packages to review and living arrangements to make, but fear not! Colleges are equipped with specialized superheroes to get you…

Questions to Ask Your High School Senior Leaving for College

By Bailey Linton on March 20, 2019

When I was a high school senior, there was nothing that excited me more than leaving for college.

It truly was nothing against my parents. I was simply ready to move on from the melodrama in high school.

I was looking to places beyond where I had grown up and was ready to spread my wings and explore. My parents, however, were a bit less thrilled than I was.

That's right Moms, this blog post is for…

How to Find External Scholarships

By Bailey Linton on February 22, 2019

I made the decision on my first visit to Cornerstone that this was the place I wanted to spend my college years.

The visit itself hadn't really been planned at all. My youth group and I had been hoping to get into a large Christian music concert called WinterJam by waiting outside in a line, but they ran out of seats before we got to the door.

Distraught, we desperately searched Grand Rapids for…

How to FAFSA

By Bailey Linton on January 3, 2019

It's everyone's favorite time of year again as it is time to register for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For those of you that don't know, FAFSA is the regulated federal student aid that the majority of students use to help pay for college. It can affect many aspects of funding given such as federal grants and state aid.

It's an incredibly important part of so many students'…

For a Better Tomorrow: How Cornerstone's Job Outcomes Demonstrate the Value of a Christian College Education

By Anne Gaertner on November 20, 2018

As a liberal arts institution, Cornerstone University is focused on equipping students with skills and experiences to meet employer and societal needs of the 21st century. We're proud to say that 94% of our 2017 traditional undergraduate students were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

We tend to refer to this statistic often. Our student outcomes help demonstrate…

5 Ways to Pay for Christian College: Advice from CU

By Dave Emerson on October 11, 2018

It's no secret: college comes with a high price tag. But in addition to dropping prices, we are also spreading the word on how many great options exist to make college affordable. What a lot of students (and parents) don't realize is how many different forms of financial aid are available to help people just like you attend incredible schools like Cornerstone University every year.