Mid-Hudson Coalition Academic Partnership with Marist College

Marist College The Mid-Hudson Coalition

The Mid-Hudson Coalition is a consortium of individuals and organizations working to improve the quality of services and supports for people in our communities through an ethical, highly trained, and credentialed direct support workforce. The founders of the Mid-Hudson Coalition outlined a formula for improving and strengthening the workforce. This formula established a four-prong strategy (education, agency development, informing government and the public, and self-advocacy) that still guides the MHC today.

The Mid-Hudson Coalition envisions a society where effective community services and supports throughout the lifespan are readily accessible through a highly skilled direct support professional workforce. While dozens of agencies in the Hudson Valley are affiliated with the Mid-Hudson Coalition their mission is not complete. The MHC is determined to strategically shape the future of human services and quality care through the professionalization of the Direct Support Professional workforce.

As a way of saying "thank you" to the many members of the Mid-Hudson Coalition, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing to them as well as their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing

Mid-Hudson Coalition members 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.



Mid-Hudson Coalition employees and their families must show proof of 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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