Marist Grants

Need-based Aid

In order to qualify for need-based aid, you must demonstrate that without financial assistance, you could not afford to attend Marist. The College determines your "need" by evaluating the information you provide when you complete the financial aid forms. (The formula used is: Cost of Attendance minus Estimated Family Contribution equals Need). Need-based programs include grants and certain loans.

In order for the Marist Grant-In-Aid to be renewed, the student must demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

  • The non-renewable Marist Grant-In-Aid is awarded for the current academic year. This grant is not guaranteed each year and is based upon financial need, which could change each year, and the timeliness of your FAFSA application to Marist.
  • The non-renewable grant is awarded to students on the basis of good academic performance and other financial aid resources available to students such as Tuition Employer Deferment.  It is also based on the funds available for the grant program. Students who are receiving more than 50% tuition coverage from their employer are not entitled to the institutional grant.
  • Payment of the award is made in two equal payments in the fall and spring, unless otherwise noted. Marist Grants are not offered during the Summer or Winter terms.  The amount will be directly applied to the student's account upon verifying the student's enrollment for the term in question and the fact that the student has maintained the necessary academic standards.
  • Applicants classified in any of the following categories will not be eligible:
    1. Participating in the following programs: Master of Public Administration (MPA) cohort programs in NYC/Albany, Master of Public Administration (MPA) online program for law enforcement and emergency services, Hybrid MA in Educational Psychology, MS in Physician Assistant Studies, or MA in Museum Studies
    2. Students who are receiving the 25% Partnership Discount are not entitled to the Institutional Grant.
    3. Students receiving special tuition pricing through organizational partnerships.

Marist Part-Time Graduate Grant 

3 Credit Enrollment $600/year
6 Credit Enrollment $1,400/year

Marist Full-Time Graduate Grant

9 Credit Enrollment $2,000/year
12 Credit Enrollment $4,000/year


Federal Grants

Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant  (TEACH)

A Federal TEACH Grant provides up to $4,000.00 per year in grants for students who complete the FAFSA and meet the eligibility requirements for federal student aid.  Students must also intend to teach in a full-time, high need subject area for a minimum of four years at schools that serve students from low-income students and complete those four years of teaching within eight years of completing the program.
The conditions for receiving a TEACH Grant are as follows:

  1. You must complete the FASFA, although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  2. Graduation from high school with a 3.25 GPA or higher or scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admission test. A cumulative 3.25 GPA is also required throughout the entire college career to maintain this award.
  3. Majoring in a program of study designated as a high-need subject area (Bilingual Education, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Reading Specialist, Science, or Special Education). For more information, please visit:

For a list of schools serving low-income students, please view the Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory.

If you meet the initial eligibility requirements and wish to participate in the TEACH grant program, please go online and complete the “Entrance Counseling and Agreement to Serve.”

Please note that if you are unable to complete this teaching obligation within eight years, the grant will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accruing from the date the grant funds were first disbursed.

Please feel free to contact Erica Leman in the Office of Student Financial Services at 845-575-3230 for more information regarding this program.
General Information/Requirements
. TEACH Grant Fact Sheet.


State Grants

Please Note: This Grant is contingent upon NY State budget approval.  At this time, the budget has not been approved for Graduate TAP funds.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
New York State Residents Only
If you are a New York State resident (for at least the past 12 months) you may be eligible for this state grant. You must be a matriculated full-time student (12 credits or more). The TAP award must be certified by the TAP certifying officer located in the Office of the Registrar. There is a separate application that must be completed. New York State Higher Educational Services Corporation (NYSHESC) will send you a TAP application.
TAP eligibility requirements