The Board of Trustees of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) has voted to cut tuition from $16,500 to $12,500 for the Masters of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theological Studies programs for the school's fall and spring semesters of 2009. The Board cited the economic conditions of the world and the desire to make education affordable as the reasons for the cuts. The new tuition will be effective at the Cambridge, Massachusetts seminary beginning in the Fall of 2009. Dr. Randall Chase, acting president states:
Our priority continues to be the seminary's mission of educating lay and ordained leaders for Christ's church and the world," said Chase. "We remain committed to our strategic plan, our motivating vision of broader access to EDS' resources, which will guide us through this time of testing and allow us to continue to form leaders of hope, courage, and vision to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Episcopal Café congratulates EDS on its concern for affordable theological education in difficult times.
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