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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 College Military Discount

To Veterans, Active duty personnel, Reservists, and employees working on U.S. military bases, their spouse and their adult dependents (at least 22 years old at the time of acceptance) are eligible for a 25% tuition discount on certain undergraduate and graduate programs at Marist College. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for details.

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 and the Certificate of Eligibilty, must be submitted to the Marist College Registrar's Office.  Students must also complete and submit to the Registrar’s Office the Veteran Benefit Registration Form

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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 completed the Application for Benefits form and CoE, you must submit  your DD-214, if available, the Certificate of Eligibility and the completed Veteran Benefit Registration Form  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.

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. 

Eligible students must formally apply to the Yellow Ribbon Program through the School Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office.  Eligible students who wish to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program may do so by completing the Veteran Benefit Registration Form  An image of the pdf icon.  and submitting the completed form along with the Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of the Registrar. Eligible students are accepted into the program on a first-come-first-served basis.  The Marist College Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the VA limits the number of students accepted into the Yellow Ribbon Program to 50.  Also, per the Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the VA, Marist will contribute up to $8000 in Yellow Ribbon per year and the VA will match the Marist contribution. 

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.

New York State Veteran Tuition Award

New York State Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State (NYS).  Please see for eligibility requirements and how to apply.


Some students participating in ROTC are eligible for scholarships. Visit the Marist College ROTC website for more information.

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 Office of Student Financial Services website.


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 School Certifying Official at 845-575-3250 or