Military Tuition Benefits

As a service member or veteran, you may qualify for additional financial resources to help you fund your education at Marist College. Some of the programs from which you might benefit are:

Marist Military Discount
Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Yellow Ribbon Program
Military Tuition Assistance
New York State Veteran Tuition Award
ROTC
Other Aid


Marist College Military Discount
Active duty personnel and Reservists in the U.S. Armed Forces and their adult dependents (at least 22 years old at time of acceptance) are eligible for a 25% tuition discount on certain undergraduate and graduate programs at Marist College. 
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Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
Marist College is approved for all chapters of the MGIB.  Eligible students must complete the VA's Application for Benefits form. This form, along with the student's DD-214 if available, must be submitted to the Marist College Registrar's Office.  
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Post-9/11 GI Bill
Eligible students can use the Post-9/11 GI Bill at Marist.  Students who are interested in using this benefit must first take the following two steps through the Department of Veteran Affairs: 

1) If you are eligible for the MGIB and if you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you must make an irrevocable election to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill through the VA's Application for Benefits form; and
2) you must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) showing the percentage of the benefit for which you are eligible.

To complete these steps, visit the Department of Veteran Affairs. Once you have the completed the Application for Benefits form and CoE, you must submit them along with your DD-214, if available, to the Registrar's Office at Marist College.  This process will allow the College to determine how much money, if any, will be the responsibility of the student.     
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Students who are 100% eligible under the Post-9/11 GI Bill qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program.  This program is designed to cover the difference between the amount the Department of Veteran Affairs will pay in tuition and the actual cost of tuition.  Once the Certificate of Eligibility has been presented to the Registrar's Office, courses have been selected, and tuition bills have been assessed, any student with a shortfall in tuition can apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program through the Office of Student Financial Services
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Military Tuition Assistance
Service members in an Active or Reserve status may qualify for Military Tuition Assistance (TA) through their command.  Interested students should begin this conversation with their military command.  If you have TA and wish to use it at Marist, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services
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New York State Veteran Tuition Award
Certain veterans are eligible for an award through New York State.  Visit the Higher Education Services Corporation website for more information. 
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ROTC
Some students participating in ROTC are eligible for scholarships.  Visit the Marist College ROTC website for more information.
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Other Aid
The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is available to help students to identify resources to help pay for college.  Please note that the first step to working with SFS is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  Please allow at least one week for the data to be processed by the government and received by Marist College.  For more information, please visit the SFS Website.
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Questions?
If you have questions on any of these benefits or any military- or veteran-specific issue and want to speak with someone at Marist, please contact the Veteran's Liaison Office at 845-575-3978 or veterans@marist.edu.

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