MSIS Degree Tuition and Financial Aid Information

How You Can Afford Your Online or On-Campus MSIS Degree 

A graduate education is an investment that requires patience, planning—and perhaps some sacrifice. At Marist College, our high-quality, technology and business focused MSIS degree is an excellent value in demand and respected by business leaders throughout the world. In addition, we also offer merit and alumni scholarships and academic partnerships with select employers and organizations to help reduce tuition costs. Our Student Financial Services Office can also help you with federal loans and payment plans. 

Master’s in Information Systems Tuition

Tuition for Information Systems Master’s degree (MSIS) graduate level students taking classes on our Poughkeepsie, New York campus is identical to those MSIS students enrolled in online courses. The 100% online MSIS program is accessible and affordable for students from around the world and requires no supplemental on campus residency. Tuition and fees for the Information Systems Master’s degree program are computed on a per credit basis. The total tuition and fee costs to attend the MSIS graduate degree program are as follows:

Cost per credit hour $750
Cost per course $2,250
Estimated Program Cost (30 credit hours)      $27,750

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

Master’s in Information Systems 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.

Applying for Financial 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

Types of Financial Aid:

Important Financial Aid Deadlines:

  • November/December: Apply for FAFSA PIN      
  • February/March: Complete the FAFSA 
  • Mid-June:
    • 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 Information Systems Master’s (MSIS) graduate degree financial aid process:

  • It is recommended that you file for aid before Marist College accepts you in to the MSIS graduate degree program.
  • 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.