Monday, December 22, 2014

Tuition discount offered to children of clergy

Reprinted with permission from The Relay, Greater New Jersey Annual Conference.

Allegheny College will offer a 50 percent discount on tuition to children of United Methodist clergy, beginning in fall 2015 with the class that enters that year. As the College celebrates its bicentennial in 2015, the discount affirms its relationship with Methodism, which dates to 1833 and continues today in its affiliation with The United Methodist Church (UMC). The Ministerial Discount Policy applies to  students who meet the following criteria:

  • Unmarried, legally dependent children under age 24 of United Methodist ordained Deacons and Elders in full connection, good standing, and under full-time appointment by the Annual Conference, or of retired or deceased United Methodist ministers with the same credentials.
  • Students in their first four years who are seeking their first baccalaureate degree, excluding summer sessions and Experiential Learning seminars. 
  • Students who are full-time and remain in good academic standing with the College.
“This discount will help keep an Allegheny degree affordable for clergy families, and hopefully bring more United Methodist students to our student body. We see it as a win-win situation,” said Jane Ellen Nickell, College Chaplain.

Allegheny College is a national liberal arts college where 2,100 students with unusual combinations of interests and talents develop highly valued abilities to explore critical issues from multiple perspectives. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pa., Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives,” among many other guidebooks, and is the only UMC-affiliated institution of higher education within the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference.

For details about the discount, contact the Allegheny Office of Financial Aid at 814-332-2701, Jonathan Boleratz, Director of Financial Aid,, Natasha Eckart, Associate Director of Financial Aid,, or visit

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