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Community Based Services Inc. Academic Partnership

Founded in 1981, Community Based Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides the highest level of individualized care for people with autism and developmental disabilities in home and in community-based settings. Individuals are given the opportunity to fully participate in their community in a manner that fosters personal relationships, independence, choice, fun, and positivity. Community Based Services was among the first agencies to help serve and support the people of the Hudson Valley region and has grown considerably operating five Intermediate Care Facilities and five Individual Residential Alternatives.


It is Community Based Services, Inc. mission to provide every individual with the best possible quality of life through residential and community-based opportunities. Their strong compassionate culture demands that all decisions be made with the individuals’ involvement and in their best interests. This is ensured through an innovative person-centered approach that delivers services based on the specific interests, abilities, and changing needs of each person. Each team member takes pride in their work and is committed to a standard of excellence that encompasses innovation, compassion, collaboration, and knowledge gained through their experience.

As a way of saying "thank you" to Community Based Services Inc. 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

Community Based Services Inc. employees and 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.


Community Based Services Inc. employees and their families must show proof of employment 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 page for more information.