B.A./B.S. Liberal Studies Degree Completion Program

Marist College BA / BS in Liberal Studies
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Liberal Studies Degree Information Apply for BA Liberal Studies Degree

Liberal Studies Degree Tuition and Financial Services

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants and Loans for Liberal Studies Majors

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A college education is an investment that requires patience, planning—and perhaps some sacrifice. But it is an investment of a lifetime that will reward you with better job opportunities, the potential to earn more money, and the chance to develop skills and knowledge that are in high demand.


The Liberal Studies Degree is accessible and affordable for students from around the world and requires no supplemental campus residency. Tuition and fees for the program are computed on a per credit basis. The total tuition cost to complete the Liberal Studies Degree program will vary depending on the number of credits required.

Cost per credit hour $625
Cost per course $1,875
Estimated Program Cost (minimum 30 credits)      $18,750

Costs presented above are based on the 2015-2016 tuition and fee schedule.  Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid

The Marist College Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing affordability options and managing the equitable distribution of student aid funds. The office coordinates student employment both on and off campus and is responsible for student billing. We are dedicated to promoting accessibility through personalized service and integrity.

As a Marist student, the Office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist with financing the cost of education.

Types of Aid:

Applying for Aid:

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the official application for need-based financial aid at Marist College.  To ensure adequate processing time we recommend that you file your FAFSA at least 6 weeks before the start of classes online at www.fafsa.gov.   

  • School Code: 002765

Important Aid Reminders:

Financial aid is awarded by academic year, however financial aid forms are based on the previous calendar year's income tax filing.  For example: A program beginning in March 2013, a student would fill out the 2012-13 financial aid forms (FAFSA, TAP) using the 2011 income tax filing.

Step 1: Apply for FAFSA PIN      

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA 

Step 3: New York State residents complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application at New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).

Once forms are completed:

  • Financial Aid Packages for prospective students are available electronically via myMarist.
  • Accepted students who have received a financial aid package, will need to log on to the myMarist portal to view and complete additional required documents.

Things to Remember:

It is important to keep the following points in mind concerning the financial aid process:

  • It is recommended to file for aid before acceptance by Marist.
  • File the necessary forms: do not assume ineligiblity.
  • File the FAFSA as early as possible.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Become familiar with the program format as it affects financial aid disbursement.
  • Always check with a program advisor before adding or dropping courses in a semester as it affects financial aid.
  • Student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester (not including Summer and Winter sessions) to be eligible for Stafford Loans.


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