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City Year

City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.

At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of highly-trained corps members serve full-time in schools as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.

Major corporations and businesses participate in the City Year mission by serving as strategic partners, team sponsors, and national leadership sponsors. Marist College is proud to be a member of City Year's University Partnerships program.

Special Tuition Pricing for City Year Alumni

Marist offers City Year current members and alumni 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.


To identify your City Year affiliation: Please contact the Admissions Office at 845.575.3800 or graduate@marist.edu to be considered for the scholarship described above and other additional benefits.  Please state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership. 

City Year Scholarship Requirements:  Students must submit a letter verifying City Year affiliation to the Marist Office of Graduate Admission as part of the application process.  Please send an email to Sean McDevitt, Senior Director of Alumni & Career Services, at alumni@cityyear.org with "Marist Application: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email.  This letter will be sent to the Graduate Admission Office on your behalf and added to applicant file.

Corps members, alumni, and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. There may be a supplementary application process for scholarship awards. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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.