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UCC Free Graduate Course Voucher

Members of a United Church of Christ (UCC) partner church who are admitted to a master's degree or graduate certificate program at Elmhurst College have the opportunity to take their first graduate course for free! The Elmhurst College–United Church of Christ Partner Program is offered through the School for Professional Studies at Elmhurst College and grants eligible students a full tuition waiver.

To be eligible for a free graduate course voucher, you must be a member of an Elmhurst College partner church (see below for details) and be admitted to a master’s degree or graduate certificate program at Elmhurst College.

Here are additional details on the Elmhurst College–United Church of Christ Partner Program:

  • Voucher is non-transferable.
  • Applicable on a space-available, first come/first serve basis.
  • Eligible member must be admitted into an Elmhurst College master’s/graduate certificate program.
  • Only one free graduate course voucher can be used per individual.
  • Voucher is valid for students beginning in or after fall 2014.
  • Voucher covers course tuition only. Students are responsible for technology fee.

What It Means to Be an Elmhurst College Partner Church
In order to be considered a partner church with Elmhurst College, UCC congregations must commit to at least one of the following:

  • Use litanies provided and/or lift up Elmhurst College as a church-affiliated institution on Higher Ed Sunday.
  • Provide a link to Elmhurst College as a UCC-affiliated institution on the church website so members and visitors are able to access information about the College, its lectures and its special events.
  • Identify Elmhurst College alumni (via survey) within its membership and provide a list of alumni to the Office of the Chaplain at Elmhurst College.
  • Provide a stipend educational/experiential learning opportunity to an Elmhurst College student.
  • Financially contribute to a College program or scholarship.
  • Participate in the Annual UCC Confirmation Day program at Elmhurst College.

To be considered for a free course voucher or to confirm your congregation’s affiliation as a UCC partner church, contact Kim Whisler-Vasko, Coordinator of UCC Relations, at (630) 617-3462 or

For questions regarding the admission process, contact Bill Smith, School for Professional Studies, at (630) 617-3384 or

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