Affording Your Bachelor's Degree
How to Afford Your Return to College
Completing your bachelor's degree as an adult student requires patience, planning—and perhaps some sacrifice. At Marist, our high-quality, undergraduate and bachelor's degree completion programs are an excellent value in demand and respected by companies and organizations throughout the world. When you compare tuition, faculty expertise, student outcomes, and program accessibility across other private schools, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how we rise above the competition. In addition to our more favorable tuition, we also offer merit scholarships and academic partnerships with select employers and organizations to further reduce tuition costs. Our Student Financial Services Office can also help you with federal loans and payment plans.
As a Marist student, the Office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist you with financing the cost of your education.
Types of Aid:
- Marist Scholarships
- Adult Undergraduate Scholarships
- Endowed Scholarships
- Corporate and Organizational Partnerships
Applying for 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 www.fafsa.gov.
- School Code: 002765
Important Aid Deadlines:
- Apply for FAFSA PIN
- Complete the FAFSA
- 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 financial aid process:
- It is recommended that you file for aid before you are accepted by Marist.
- 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.
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Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for Prior Learning gives adult students an additional opportunity to gain college credits towards an undergraduate degree utilizing work experience, community service, or professional training programs.
As a Marist non-traditional, adult student, the Office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist with financing the cost of your adult undergraduate Liberal Studies bachelor's degree.
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