Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University, founded in 1901 by the Rev. J. O. McClurkan, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, is one of eight U.S. colleges and universities affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, a denomination in the Wesleyan theological tradition. A national research university, Trevecca is one of six such institutions among the 111 North American members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

To its 2,400+ students, Trevecca provides undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs designed to empower them to make the leap into lives of service and leadership. Additionally, Trevecca is committed to helping students create lives of integrity and authenticity, life values that are reflected in Trevecca's motto, "To be rather than to seem."

The name Trevecca means "a binding together in love" and comes from Wales, where a village and a school share that name.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Trevecca Nazarene University assists students in developing a plan for meeting their educational expenses. Financial aid is administered in conjunction with a nationally established philosophy that is based on the belief that parents are the primary resource for helping students meet educational expenses. The student's assets should also be considered. The Office of Financial Aid provides guidance and resources to help students and their families bridge the gap between a student's potential resources and the University's costs. The Office of Financial Aid is located on the top floor of the Martin Building. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST) Monday through Friday. Prospective students are free to call 615-248-1242 or contact the office via e-mail ( with any questions or concerns.

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