Allegheny College Offers Discount to Clergy Children


Allegheny College has announced that it will offer a 50 percent discount on tuition to children of clergy under full time appointment, as well as children of retired or deceased full-time elders or deacons. The discount will take effect with the 2015-16 academic year and apply to the class entering that year.
The recently adopted Allegheny College Ministerial Discount Policy: 

  • Applies to unmarried legally dependent children under age 24 of UMC Elders or Deacons in full connection, good standing, and under full-time appointment in any annual conference, as well as to children of retired or deceased United Methodist ministers with the same credentials.  
  • Is available to students in their first four years who are seeking their first baccalaureate degree, excluding summer sessions and Experiential Learning seminars.  The student must be full-time and remain in good academic standing with the College.
The Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell, Allegheny chaplain, will have information about the college, details of the discount, as well as information on other scholarships at the Allegheny display table at Annual Conference 2014.
Allegheny is a national liberal arts college in Meadville, Pa. Its Methodist roots date back to 1833 when the young Allegheny College suffered financial difficulties and formed a patronage agreement with the Methodist Episcopal Church. The College maintains ties to the current United Methodist Church, but honors founder Timothy Alden’s wishes by taking a nonsectarian approach to religion, fostering an environment for the free expression of any faith.  The College celebrates its bicentennial in 2015.

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