Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Merit Scholarship Consideration for Adult and Non-Traditional Students

College is one of the greatest financial investments you will ever make, but of course, one that comes with price tag. When considering where to apply, financial assistance and scholarships for non-traditional students are factors heavily considered by applicants. Marist College recognizes your investment, and strives to financially assist the adult and non-traditional undergraduate applicants who seek to achieve their career goals through higher education.

General Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students Information

Adult undergraduate merit scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the scholarship committee based on merit and the applicant’s cumulative GPA. Though you may meet the general eligibility requirements for a scholarship, it does not guarantee you admission into the adult education program. Scholarships for non-traditional students are merit based, not determined by financial need. Marist awards only one scholarship per student.

Merit Scholarship Recipient Requirements

To continue to uphold your merit scholarship throughout your Marist career, recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and good academic standing in their program. The scholarship cannot be used toward courses taken at other institutions. There are three adult undergraduate scholarships displayed below:

Adult Undergraduate Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships General Eligibility Requirements Amount Awardable
Scholarship for Academic Excellence 3.0 GPA
60+ transferable credits
Full-time study (12-15 credits)
$2,500/semester
Adult Learner Scholarship (Full-time) 2.5 GPA
60+ transferable credits
Full-time study (12-15 credits)
$1,500/semester
Adult Learner Scholarship (Part-time) 2.5 GPA
60+ transferable credits
Part-time study (6-11 credits)
$750/semester

Applicants Not Eligible

Before taking the time to fill out an application, please note that there are four factors that would make you ineligible for a scholarship:
1. If you are receiving other scholarship assistance through Marist College you will not be considered for additional funding.
2. If you are participating in the following programs: Organizational Leadership and Communication (OLC), Social Work degree completion program, Psychology degree completion program, and Weekend Paralegal Certificate scholarship is not available seeing as these programs already carry a discounted tuition rate.
3. International applicants
4. Students receiving special tuition pricing through organizational partnerships
Marist College maintains a high standard for all applicants, and hopes to accommodate the needs of adult and non-traditional students to balance education with work and family responsibilities. Offering scholarships to those who meet the College's expectations is our way of assisting in growing a strong adult undergraduate program.
For any questions please contact the office of Adult Admission. Information about additional scholarships, loans, and tuition-assistance programs can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

For any questions please contact the office of Adult Admission. Information about additional scholarships, loans, and tuition-assistance programs can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

 

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