TEDS offers one year of rent-free housing to first-year Master of Divinity students
Trinity CommunicationsFebruary 06, 2019
Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School will offer some first-year Master of Divinity students rent-free housing on its Deerfield campus.
The rooms are available in Carlson Hall, which is set up in a suite layout with four private bedrooms in each suite, along with a shared living room and one shared bathroom. Students in Carlson may share a suite with up to three other students of the same gender.
The free housing placements are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to students who have been accepted into the Master of Divinity program and confirmed that acceptance by April 30. The rent-free housing offer is available only for the first academic year of study.
“This rent-free housing will provide a more affordable start to study at TEDS, with a cost savings valued at about $4,000 annually,” executive director of graduate, adult and alumni enrollment Blaise Brankatelli said. “It allows a simple transition to the area without any need to search for an apartment, house or roommates.”
“The costs of housing and education are on the rise nationally,” vice president of student life and university services Felix Theonugraha said. “It is our hope this new policy will ease the financial burdens, and encourage an intentional residential community where new Master of Divinity students can share life together.”