Search for Change

Search for Change is a nonprofit organization that has been a pioneer in the mental health community for more than 40 years with a reputation for providing quality rehabilitative services to individuals with mental illness. They believe a safe and secure place to live, satisfying employment, and supportive connections with family and friends are the cornerstones of a meaningful life. It is their caring and competent staff that provide their clients with the structure and support to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Search for Change has a mission dedicated to improving the quality of life and increasing the self-sufficiency of individuals with emotional, social, and economic barriers throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York.  They teach the skills needed to choose, obtain and maintain desirable housing, meaningful employment, higher education, and productive relationships with family and friends. Their programs and services are focused on individual choices, needs, interests, and abilities. A dedicated staff is available twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year to provide support and care to the individuals they serve and their families.

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

Special Tuition Pricing for Employees

Search for Change employees, 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.


Search for Change 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.