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Adult Bachelor's Tuition and Financial Services

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants, and Loans for Adult Students

Pursuing a degree as a non-traditional or adult student is an investment that requires patience, planning—and perhaps some sacrifice. The financial expense of a Bachelor’s degree is an investment that will reward you with better job opportunities, the potential salary increases, and the chance to develop skills and knowledge that are in high demand.

Adult Bachelor's Degree Tuition

Marist’s Professional Studies Degree is accessible and affordable to students around the world and requires no supplemental campus residency on the New York campus. Tuition and fees for an Adult Professional Studies B.A. / B.S. degree is computed on a per credit basis. The total tuition cost to complete the Professional Studies degree program will vary depending on the number of credits required.

Cost per credit hour $675
Cost per course $2,025
Estimated Program Cost (minimum 30 credits)      $20,250

Costs presented above are based on the 2017-2018 tuition and fee schedule.  Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Adult Bachelor's Degree Financial Aid Opportunities

The Marist College Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing affordability options and managing the equitable distribution of student aid funds. The office coordinates and assists adult and non-traditional students seeking employment both on and off campus and is responsible for student billing. We are dedicated to promoting accessibility through personalized service and integrity.

As a Marist non-traditional student, the Office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist with financing the cost of your adult undergraduate Professional Studies bachelor's degree.

Types of Aid for Adult and Non-traditional Students:

Applying for Student 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 at least 6 weeks before the start of classes online at   

  • FAFSA School Code: 002765

Important Aid Reminders:

Financial aid and grants are awarded by academic year, however, financial aid forms are based on the previous calendar year's income tax filing.  For example: A program beginning in September 2015, a student would fill out the 2015-16 financial aid forms (FAFSA, TAP) using the 2014 income tax filing.

Step 1: Apply for FAFSA PIN      

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA 

Step 3: New York State residents complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application at New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).

Once forms are completed:

  • 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 the myMarist portal to view and complete additional required documents.

Things to Remember:

It is important to keep the following points in mind concerning the financial aid application process:

  • It is recommended to file for aid before acceptance by Marist.
  • File the necessary forms: do not assume ineligibility.
  • File the FAFSA as early as possible.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Become familiar with the program format as it affects financial aid disbursement.
  • Always check with a program advisor before adding or dropping courses in a semester as it affects financial aid.
  • The student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester (not including Summer and Winter sessions) to be eligible for Stafford Loans.


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