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Year Up serves young adults, ages 18-24, who have earned a high school diploma or GED but are otherwise disconnected from the economic mainstream. These young adults participate in an intensive year-long program, composed of six months of technical training and professional skills development, followed by a six-month internship with one of their corporate partners—industry leaders in the markets they serve. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, corporate internships, and coursework eligible for college credit. Their holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development in order to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.

Since Year Up was founded in 2000, they have expanded to serve 21 cities nationwide. Since their first graduating class of 22 students in Boston, MA, they’ve now served more than 17,500 young adults and will serve more than 3,600 young adults in 2017. It is their mission to close the opportunity divide and ensure every young adult is able to reach their full potential, and it is safe to say that they are producing strong results. 90% of Year Up graduates are employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education within four months of completing the program and over 250 top companies are benefiting from their efforts.

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

Special Tuition Pricing for Employees

Year Up 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.


Year Up 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.