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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Refund Policy Business Office - Refund Policy
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ALL WITHDRAWALS ARE ASSESSED A $100.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.
Refund Request Form Available Here

MAPS - Maritime Academy Preparatory Seminar
No refund of MAPS fees after the first day of classes.

Orientation
No refund of Orientation fees after reporting to Orientation

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO REFUND OF ROOM AND BOARD AFTER START OF ACADEMIC TERM.
Withdrawal refund policy also applies to students who are dismissed during the academic term

Fall Term

  • Withdrawal before the first day of classes: full refund of tuition, fees, room and board charges.
  • Withdrawal during first week of classes: 80% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during second week of classes: 50% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during third week of classes: 20% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal after third week of classes: No refund.
Sea Term
  • Withdrawal before first day of Sea Term: full refund of Sea Term tuition and Sea Term board fees.
  • Withdrawal on or after the first day Sea Term begins: No refund.
Spring Term
  • Withdrawal before the first day of classes: full refund of tuition, fees, room and board charges.
  • Withdrawal during first week of classes: 80% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during second week of classes: 50% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during third week of classes: 20% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal after third week of classes: No refund.
Consumer Information Regarding Refunds
The MMA refund policy applies to any student who officially withdraws from the Academy. A student who wishes to withdraw must complete the appropriate forms available at the Registrar’s Office. Refunds will be made in the following order:
  1. To federal financial aid programs in accordance with the Federal Return of Title IV Funds requirement (See below)
  2. To state financial aid programs in accordance with applicable state regulations,
  3. To individual scholarship donors in accordance with their policies,
  4. To the student.
Students who receive any Title IV (Federal) Financial Aid including grants, scholarships, and federal loans are subject to the Federal Return of Title IV Funds requirement. The same calculation will be used to determine the amount of institutional scholarships a withdrawn student is eligible to retain.

MMA must return federal grants, scholarships and loans to the federal government based on the student’s length of enrollment. The student may retain only a pro-rated portion of the aid awarded based on the length of the term and the student’s withdrawal date. The remainder of the student’s federal aid must be returned by MMA to the Department of Education. If the student received a cash disbursement of federal aid, he or she may owe a repayment to the federal government.

The Federal Return of Title IV requirement applies to all students who withdraw completely from the academy, including students who do not follow the official withdrawal process. The requirement remains in effect through the 60% point of the semester. After that point, the student is considered entitled to all aid awarded for the semester.

Students who receive financial aid and withdraw may owe a repayment to MMA and or the federal government

last updated 7-8-14 by enovak@maritime.edu