You’ve Served Our Country, Let Us Support You.
The Marist College community is committed to helping you, our nation’s heroes, achieve your academic goals. Whether you are active duty, previously served, or work on a United States military base, we offer distinctive educational opportunities including adult undergraduate, master’s level, and dual degree programs. We are humbled to provide you with a prestigious education alongside award-winning, personable faculty dedicated to your success.
Transforming the Veterans' Experience
Marist is committed to helping student veterans achieve their academic goals by supporting them from the application process through commencement. The Red Fox family strives to help veterans by providing personalized attention and a customized plan to complete a degree, graduate career-ready, and be prepared for a career in the civilian sector. Veterans are embedded throughout our faculty, staff and student body, and they’re ready to support you on your journey.
Institutional Distinctions and Discounts Available
Military Friendly Institution
Marist is a Military Friendly School for the 2022-2023 cycle. This measures the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment and default rates, and persistence for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
Marist accepts a variety of tuition benefits. In addition, the College offers a 25% tuition discount to Veterans, Active Duty personnel, and employees working on United States military bases, as well as their spouse and adult dependents (must be at least 22 years old at the time of acceptance), on selected graduate and adult programs.
Apply Professional and Life Experiences to Your Degree Path
Student Veterans have unique backgrounds, and many of our academic programs take these professional and life experience into consideration. These dedicated programs conform to any schedule, and range from on-ground classes weekly, to hybird and 100% online experiences. Students can use our online course equivalency database to check course-to-course equivalencies as determined by Marist College, for information purposes only. As an adult student, you will find many bachelor degree options at Marist that suit your needs:
Dedicated Support for Student Veterans
Dave Rogers serves as a liaison between students and the rest of the Marist community. He has extensive knowledge of Military and Veterans Affairs education, vocational rehabilitation, VA disability, Reserve Component service, and other programs. He has a robust local network of Veteran assistance agencies, fraternal organizations, Marist faculty and staff, and many other Veteran-related groups.
Rogers is a Retired Army Master Sergeant, who served 26 years active duty in multiple Field Artillery crew, staff, and leadership positions, culminating with Artillery Master Gunner. He served three combat tours in Afghanistan and was combat-wounded on his tour in Iraq. Rogers has been employed with Marist since 2012, and serves as a coordinator and administrator of the Army ROTC program.
Dave Rogers, Veteran Coordinator
(845) 575-3000, ext. 2591
Meet Student Veteran Maddie Fletcher
Maddie Fletcher has lived a remarkable life. From working as a private chef, becoming the first female Commander of her Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post, and now pursuing a career in education, the Navy Veteran comes to campus with a passion for helping other veterans. Despite joining the community in Fall 2021, Maddie has already left her mark - restarting The Fox Company and getting them into the Student Veterans of America. Her goal is to connect with other Marist veterans and help them navigate their journey.
Honoring and Recognizing Veterans Year Round
Veterans Day Flag Raising
Marist has a long-standing tradition of celebrating our veterans by commemorating Veterans Day. Community members gather for a flag raising in front of Donnelly Hall conducted by members of Marist’s ROTC.
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is the largest program within the military responsible for commissioning new officers. The Marist College ROTC program has been commissioning officers into the Army since 2006
Operation Green Light
Marist is proud to participate in Operation Green Light - a state-wide initiative that symbolizes a sign of renewal and hope for Veterans.
Marist partners with local organizations, such as VetZero, who’s mission is, “to reach ZERO veteran suicides and ZERO veteran homelessness in our community – and hopefully, in our nation.”
Veteran Appreciation Day
Veterans from the Hudson Valley Region, including student veterans, faculty, staff, and alumni were invited to attend a men’s basketball game at McCann Arena.