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The Mediation Center of Dutchess County Academic Partnership

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The mission of the Mediation Center of Dutchess County is to provide and promote conflict prevention, management, and resolution services and education to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in our community. The Center’s mediators share values such as integrity, impartiality, self-determination, and diversity and use these values to help people have the conversations they need to have so that they can make decisions, better understand themselves and each other and move forward.

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County has mediation available for a variety of different circumstances including, matters that could otherwise go to small claims court. Mediation is also offered for divorce, custody disputes, child support, workplace services, special education, agricultural matters and automobile “lemon law” cases. These services help people to become clearer about what’s important to them, help them understand each other’s perspective and reach a better outcome. The Mediation Center is the premier conflict resolution center and leader in preventing and resolving conflict in our community.

As a way of saying "thank you" to Mediation Center of Dutchess County employees and volunteers who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all employees, volunteers, and their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing for Employees

Mediation Center of Dutchess County employees, volunteers, 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.


Mediation Center of Dutchess County employees, volunteers, 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.