For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is required to provide current and prospective students with certain consumer information. The following information outlines that consumer information and provides links to appropriate sections of our website which contain detailed information on each topic.
- A description of all the Federal, State, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at MMA
- Need-based and non-need-based federal financial aid that is available to students
- The terms and conditions under which students receive Federal Direct Loans
- The procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance
- The criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants
- The criteria for determining the amount of a student's award
- The criteria for continued student eligibility under each financial aid program
- Standards which the student must maintain in order to be considered to be making satisfactory progress in his or her course of study for the purpose of receiving financial assistance
- The criteria by which the student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may re-establish his or her eligibility for financial assistance
- The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to the students and the frequency of those disbursements
- The terms of any loans received by a student as part of the student's financial aid package, a sample loan repayment schedule for sample loans and the necessity for repaying loans
- The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided to a student as part of the student's financial assistance package
- The exit counseling information the school provides and collects as required by law for borrowers under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program
- The cost of attending MMA
- Any refund policy with which MMA is required to comply for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of costs paid to the school
- A summary of the requirements for the return of Title IV grant or loan assistance
- The titles of persons designated to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining financial aid information, school information, information on completion or graduation rates and school security policies and crime statistics.
- A statement that a student's enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by MMA may be considered enrollment at MMA for the purpose of applying for assistance under the Title IV Higher Education Act program (financial aid)
- Net Price Calculator
- Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
- Entrance Counseling for Graduate Student Borrowers
- Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
- Private Education Loan Disclosures
- Private Education Loan Self Certification Form
- Code of Conduct for Education Loans
Other Campus Department Consumer Information
- Requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from MMA (coming soon)
- The academic program of the school, including the current degree programs and other educational and training programs; the instructional, laboratory and other physical facilities which relate to the academic programs; the school's faculty and other instructional personnel and any plans by the school for improving the academic program if any.
- The names of associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve or license the school and its programs, and the procedures by which a student may receive a copy for review of the school's accreditation, licensure or approval (contact the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs)
- A description of the services and facilities available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities
- School policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement including a statement that explicitly informs its students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities; a summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws and a description of the school's policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the school's IT system (contact IT).
- A description of the transfer of credit policies established by the school which must include a statement of the school's current transfer of credit policies that includes, at a minimum, any established criteria the school uses regarding the transfer of credit used at another school; and a list of schools with which the school has established an articulation agreement (contact Admissions)
- Student body diversity: the percentage of enrolled, full time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group and Federal Pell Grant recipients. For statistics other than Pell Grant recipients, contact the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs).