MARIST College Partnership

NYSACRA Academic Partnership

Founded in 1977, NYSACRA provided not-for-profit service provider agencies with the opportunity to meet and share ideas while the development of community residences for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities was in its infancy. NYSACRA also began building bridges to government and legislators, providing an important public voice representing the needs of its members at the federal, state, and local levels.

Over the years the service delivery system for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities has changed dramatically, from virtually no choices to an array of opportunities for those with a variety of disabilities. NYSACRA is an organization that continues to evolve alongside this community and now represents more than 200 not-for-profit service provider agencies with a combined workforce of approximately 70,000 employees. The supports provided by these agencies and their staff are wide-ranging and include: supportive and supervised residential living alternatives, day habilitation, prevocational and vocational training, family care and respite services, clinical services, and educational and preventive education services.

NYSACRA members are helping design the future for people with developmental disabilities. As a way of saying "thank you" to the NYSARA members who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all members and their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing for Employees

NYSACRA members, along with 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.


NYSACRA members and their families must show proof of membership 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.

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