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ALL Professional and Volunteer Firefighters, and Civilian Employees

Who We Are

Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY with a branch campus in Florence, Italy. Marist is a comprehensive, independent institution with core values consisting of excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. As an institution, Marist supports a wide variety of programs to meet the community’s needs and broaden access to education. Our mission is to help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. 

What We Offer

Marist offers continuing education to the adult community through over 40 undergraduate majors, and numerous graduate programs and advanced certificates. The graduate programming will cover topics in business, public administration, accounting, analytics, counseling, education, marketing communications, information systems, and medicine. Marist graduate and adult undergraduate programs are designed with the working professional in mind, offering online and on-ground options that will focus on building essential skills, increasing earning potential, and strengthening your marketability. Our dedicated faculty really gets to know their students, leading to mentorship, joint research opportunities, and intellectual guidance.

Our Partnership with Firefighting Agencies

Guided by our similar values, talented and diverse professional and volunteer personnel from Firefighting agencies all across the country, put the people they serve first and foremost each and every day. They are committed to excellence in their field, and dedicated to serving the people in their respective communities. Their combined intelligence, spirit and imagination creates a welcoming environment that promotes learning and growth.

As a way of saying "thank you" to Firefighting employees who reside anywhere in the United States, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all employees and their immediate adult family members. 

Agencies we currently align with:

The following is a list of agencies we currently align with, however, if you would like your agency to be included in regular outreach messaging, please contact us at, or call 845-575-3800 and ask to speak with someone in graduate admission. 

  • Arlington Fire District
  • City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department
  • Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY)
  • Fire Department New York City (FDNY)
  • New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Women in Fire

Special Tuition Pricing for ALL Firefighting employees

ALL employees from Firefighting agencies across the U.S. are eligible for these 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.
  • We will also extend discounts to immediate adult family members (Parent, Spouse, Sibling, and children) who are age 22 or older upon admission.  
  • Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class, or a mix of both.


Employees from Firefighting agencies and their adult families must show proof of employment in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.

Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who begin 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 initiate an application for a stand-alone Master’s 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.