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Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Academic Partnership

On January 21, 1847, a group of Poughkeepsie women met to form the Female Guardian Society to care for abandoned and neglected children in their community. Their belief was that all children deserve a nurturing and caring environment and more than 169 years later, their work continues.

Today, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie provides a range of services to children, youth, and their families in one or more of the five programs that comprise their continuum of care. With a staff of nearly 200 including a team of social workers, case workers, nurses, child care workers, and program staff it is their mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment that improves lives and empowers at-risk children and families in the Hudson Valley and surrounding communities.
The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie operates with core values such as integrity, stewardship, and respect combined with the philosophy that all children have the right to a protective, nurturing environment and that society has an obligation to assure that right. Their dedicated staff is committed to reuniting children with their families and giving them the skills they need to become self-reliable young adults.

As a way of saying "thank you" to the many Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie employees who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all employees and their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing for Employees

Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie employees, along with their immediate adult family members, will receive the following benefits:

  • A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
  • Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class, or a mix of both.
  • Enjoy state of the art classrooms for our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offered on our Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY.  We also offer a classroom-based MPA option at our satellite locations in Queens, NY, and Albany, NY.


Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie employees and their immediate adult family members must show proof of employment or volunteer status in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.

Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the Office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission. 

Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.

Complete our online inquiry form to receive more information. All contact information provided is confidential.

Programs Offered

Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.

Please visit our eligible programs and pricing page for more information.