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Military & Veteran Admission

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The Marist College community is committed to helping you, our nation’s heroes, achieve your academic goals. Whether you are active duty, previously served, or work on a United States military base, we offer distinctive educational opportunities including adult undergraduate, master’s level, and dual degree programs. We are humbled to provide you with a prestigious education alongside award-winning, personable faculty dedicated to your success.

Transforming the Veterans' Experience

Marist is committed to helping student veterans achieve their academic goals by supporting them from the application process through commencement. The Red Fox family strives to help veterans by providing personalized attention and a customized plan to complete a degree, graduate career-ready, and be prepared for a career in the civilian sector. Veterans are embedded throughout our faculty, staff and student body, and they’re ready to support you on your journey.

Institutional Distinctions and Discounts Available

Military Friendly Institution

Marist is a Military Friendly School for the 2023-2024 cycle. This measures the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment and default rates, and persistence for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

Tuition Discount

Marist accepts a variety of tuition benefits. In addition, the College offers a 25% tuition discount to Veterans, Active Duty personnel, and employees working on United States military bases, as well as their spouse and adult dependents (must be at least 22 years old at the time of acceptance), on selected graduate and adult programs.

Tuition Assistance Accepted

Marist accepts Military Tuition Assistance (TA), a benefit paid to eligible members (active duty) of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, and New York State (NYS) Veteran Tuition Award (VTA), available to eligible veterans who are NYS residents.

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Apply Professional and Life Experiences to Your Degree Path

Student Veterans have unique backgrounds, and many of our academic programs take these professional and life experience into consideration. These dedicated programs conform to any schedule, and range from on-ground classes weekly, to hybird and 100% online experiences. Students can use our online course equivalency database to check course-to-course equivalencies as determined by Marist College, for information purposes only. As an adult student, you will find many bachelor degree options at Marist that suit your needs:

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Dedicated Support for Student Veterans

Dave Rogers serves as a liaison between students and the rest of the Marist community. He has extensive knowledge of Military and Veterans Affairs education, vocational rehabilitation, VA disability, Reserve Component service, and other programs. He has a robust local network of Veteran assistance agencies, fraternal organizations, Marist faculty and staff, and many other Veteran-related groups.

Rogers is a Retired Army Master Sergeant, who served 26 years active duty in multiple Field Artillery crew, staff, and leadership positions, culminating with Artillery Master Gunner. He served three combat tours in Afghanistan and was combat-wounded on his tour in Iraq. Rogers has been employed with Marist since 2012, and serves as a coordinator and administrator of the Army ROTC program.

Dave Rogers, Veteran Coordinator
(845) 575-3000, ext. 2591

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Meet Student Veteran Maddie Fletcher

Maddie Fletcher has lived a remarkable life. From working as a private chef, becoming the first female Commander of her Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post, and now pursuing a career in education, the Navy Veteran comes to campus with a passion for helping other veterans. Despite joining the community in Fall 2021, Maddie has already left her mark - restarting The Fox Company and getting them into the Student Veterans of America. Her goal is to connect with other Marist veterans and help them navigate their journey.