Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Academic Partnership

Marist - DCRCoC PartnershipFounded on November 20, 1907, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce was created to grow our local economy.  They support our local businesses through events such as the annual Business Expo that attracts thousands of visitors, the Contact Breakfast attended each month by more than 200, and the ever-popular Business After Hours that highlights local venues and companies. The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce also supports our community through a variety of programs offered at their Workforce Development Center. Together they believe we can make the difference for a healthy economy in which we live and work.

It has become their mission to get our community to "Think Local First!" They encourage everyone from businesspeople, tourists, and local consumers, to spend their money with our local businesses and service providers that have a vested interest in what the Hudson Valley becomes so that we can keep our community bonded together and remain a destination unlike any other.

As a way of saying "thank you" to Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce volunteers and employees, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing to them as well as their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce volunteers, employees and their immediate adult family members will receive the following benefits:

  • A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
  • Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class or a mix of both.
  • Enjoy state of the art classrooms for our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offered on our Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY.  We also offer a classroom-based MPA option at our satellite locations in Queens, NY, and Albany, NY.


Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce volunteers, employees and their immediate adult family members must show proof of active volunteer service or employment in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.

Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the Office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission. 

Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.

Complete our online inquiry form to receive more information. All contact information provided is confidential.

Programs Offered

Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.

Please visit our eligible programs page for more information.

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