Tuition and Student Financial Services

You Can Afford Graduate School. We Can Help!

A graduate education is an investment that requires patience, planning—and perhaps some sacrifice. At Marist, our high-quality, accredited M.A. in Communication is an excellent value: in-demand and respected by communication leaders throughout the world. When you compare tuition, faculty expertise, student outcomes, and program accessibility across other private schools, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how we rise above the competition. In addition to our more favorable tuition, we also offer merit and alumni scholarships and academic partnerships with select employers and organizations to further reduce tuition costs. Our Student Financial Services Office can also help you with federal loans and payment plans. 


The 100% online M.A. in Communication program is accessible and affordable for students from around the world and requires no supplemental on campus residency. Tuition and fees for the program are computed on a per credit basis. The total tuition and fee costs to attend the program are as follows:

Cost per credit hour $750
Cost per course $2,250
Estimated Program Cost (30 credit hours)      $22,500

Costs presented above are based on the 2014-2015 tuition and fee schedule.  Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid

As a Marist student, the Office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist you with financing the cost of your 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 by April 15th online at   

  • School Code: 002765

Important Aid Deadlines:




  • 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 their myMarist account to view and complete additional required documents 

Things to Remember:

It is important to keep the following points in mind as you familiarize yourself with the financial aid process:

  • It is recommended that you file for aid before you are accepted by Marist.
  • File the necessary forms: do not assume you are ineligible.
  • File the FAFSA as early as you can (but not before January 1), even if you must estimate your income.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Work with your program director to develop a course plan and then review the plan with Student Financial Services to make sure you are covered for aid, if necessary.
  • You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to be eligible for Stafford Loans.