Grace College and Seminary continues to set the pace in innovative quality and affordable education. This has been displayed through record enrollments over the past several years. With the rise in enrollment, the college is again addressing the need for more on-campus housing with plans to break ground on a new dorm this July.
This most recent housing development is a three-story, 170-bed dormitory, located to the south of Kent Hall. This new dormitory will have study locations, community living areas, and will provide another residence option for students to choose from.
Grace is working with Design Collaborative, the architecture firm that designed the Lodge, Lancer Lofts, and the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center; Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne; and Holladay Properties, a South Bend, Indiana–based commercial real estate firm.
“This new dorm will accommodate many more students due to our quickly rising enrollment rate,” said Aaron Crabtree, dean of students at Grace. “We are excited to break ground this July and look forward to having additional housing for the new students who will arrive for the fall of 2016.” Last July, Grace celebrated the completion of the 80-bed townhouse-style dorm called Lancer Lofts.
Grace continues to see a great response from parents and students to Grace’s cost savings and high-quality, Christian education solutions. For their newest program called Measure of Grace, effective fall of 2015, students who enroll at Grace as full-time, traditional undergraduates will never pay higher tuition once they enroll. Each consecutive year a student attends Grace full time, he or she will also receive a $500 tuition reduction, which leads to an additional savings of up to $3,000. Finally, all textbook rentals are free for those undergraduates, saving an additional $4,800 over their four-year stay.