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Student Financial Services

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The cost of a college education is a significant investment. Marist offers a very strong value proposition, and provides an excellent return on investment. The College offers a wide variety of financial aid opportunities that help put the cost to attend Marist within reach. The Student Financial Services team is here to support students and families throughout their journey, and are committed to providing exceptional customer service.

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Investing in your academic career is an investment in your future. As you pursue this venture, you want to be confident that its return extends beyond graduation and leads you to success. At Marist, opportunities abound with academic diversity, hands-on learning experiences, a technology infrastructure that rivals that of Research 1 institutions, and educational adventures all over the world. With top-tier internship locations and real-world, hands-on job experiences, you will be more than prepared for elite career prospects long before you graduate.

The New FAFSA: What You Need to Know

Marist's Student Financial Services hosted a virtual information session to provide an overview of the new FAFSA, including the changes and timeline.

Marist is Within Reach for Every Student

Below, find detailed information on the many options available to families to finance a Marist education, sorted by student type.

We're Here to Help

The staff in the Office Student Financial Services is ready to help students and families create a personalized financial plan to make Marist an affordable option. Meet and Contact the Student Financial Services staff > 

Upon completion of your interaction, please complete our satisfaction survey

At Marist, we understand that every student's path to success is uniquely paved. However, the Marist Experience unites each Red Fox together into a community that far extends College life and graduation. Here, our core values of excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service have helped our students not only succeed, but excel both professionally and personally. When you invest in a Marist College education, you can feel confident that you are investing in a future where the roads ahead can help turn your passions into a profession; where you can feel empowered to make a positive change, and where your personal success is encouraged & championed. At Marist, our student's educational experience leads them to rewarding futures.

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Our students consistently have a positive educational and social experience. But don't just take our word for it, the numbers speak for themselves. According to a recent Student Evaluation of Marist Services survey:

  • 96% of students are satisfied with Marist’s academic services.
  • 95% of students are satisfied with their overall Marist experience.
  • 94% of students are satisfied with their academic experience.
  • 94% of students are satisfied with Marist’s student services.
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From the time our students come for their first visit, to the day they walk across the stage to receive their diploma, their commitment to Marist is unwavering. Marist's Retention Rate on average is 86% reflecting that students are committed to their collegiate success from their first year to their senior year.

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The Marist experience, which strives to develop the whole person through a combination of theoretical education, experiential learning, varied social experiences, and community service culminates in graduation for many of our students. The College’s many academic support services and longstanding access programs (including the Liberty Partnerships Program and Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program) contribute to this high graduation rate.  In fact, our most recent graduation rate of 84.3% far exceeds the rates at public and private institutions nationwide.

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When students graduate and enter the workforce, their Marist degree helps lift their resumes to the top of the stack with hiring managers at industry-leading companies, including, but not limited to, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, the NFL, and many others. Compared to the national public institution percentage of 82%, Marist graduates far exceed this benchmark. In fact, 96% of Marist graduates from the last five years are either employed or attending graduate school within six months.

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With over 48,000 alumni located in 94 different countries, our Alum are involved, engaged members of the Marist Community and society as a whole. They are actively participating in students' Marist journey; encouraging them to become the best versions of themselves, offering them mentorship opportunities, supporting them through their academics, and reminding them that they can make an impact on the future, just as they themselves are. While their graduation years may vary, they continually credit Marist College for paving the way.

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Marist alumnus Goodman exemplifies the limitless opportunities that exist for students at Marist, and leveraged his college experience to earn a position at Google in Dublin, Ireland. Similar to how Google empowers him to create a more inclusive world, he is able to use many of the skills he learned at Marist in his daily work.

Click the play button to view the story of Goodman Lepota, a recent alumnus and employee at Google.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF): Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides emergency funds to institutions of higher education to directly support students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about HEERF Grants >