United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region

United Way Academic Partnership

In 1887, four men devoted to their community recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city’s welfare problems. They put their heads together to plan the first united campaign and created an organization to serve as an agent to collect funds for local charities, coordinate relief services, counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and make emergency assistance grants in cases which could not be referred. Over 125 years later, your local United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is focused on mobilizing the caring power of the community to make a difference in people’s lives.

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region invests in solutions to our region’s biggest challenges by partnering with all sectors of the community to identify resources and leverage volunteers to make the Dutchess-Orange region a better place for our children and families. United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region focuses on three building blocks to a good life: education, income and health and is focused on fostering innovative solutions, creating lasting partnerships and measuring outcomes that lead to lasting community change. United Way recruits people from across our community who have the passion, expertise, and resources needed to make the Hudson Valley a great place to call home.

As a way of saying "thank you" to United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region volunteers and employees, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing to them as well as their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region volunteers, 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.
  • 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.


United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region volunteers, employees, and their immediate adult family members must show proof of active volunteer service or 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.