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Student Financial Services

Costs + Aid

 

Welcome to Student Financial Services at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  Although some families find MMA to be a very affordable public university, we understand that many families require financial assistance to help make it affordable. Our goal is to assist you and your family in every way possible in meeting your educational expenses.  This is accomplished through the awarding of scholarships, grants, loans, and student work programs and by providing you with a supportive and comfortable environment where staff is willing to work with you in obtaining the necessary funds you may need to attend MMA.  In addition to providing students with financial aid options, our team will also assist you through the billing process and your payment options.

In addition to working with both undergraduate and graduate students, our office also assists veterans and their dependents and works directly with the VA in obtaining educational benefits for these students. 

Apply For Aid


Financial aid must be applied for each year. Undergraduate students who complete their files after our priority deadline will be offered funds available at the time they complete their file with the Office of Student Financial Services. Federal work study and most grants are often not available after our priority deadline.  The closer a student completes their file to the bill due date, the less likely they will have aid in time to use toward their billed expenses. If presented with the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, families are required to use that tool. 

Be sure to include MMA's federal school code # 002181 so the results will be sent to us.

Complete the FAFSA

Helpful Resources
 

Self Service Portal

This is where the student will take care of all of his/her financial aid business.  The student can log in using their portal guard log in and password.  Students are encouraged to check this portal throughout the year to ensure that all check list items are highlighted in green.  Any items highlighted in yellow require immediate action from the student.

 

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online form you fill out that allows your college to determine your eligibility for Federal, State, and Institutional Financial Aid. Fill out our FERPA release form to grant permission to your information to someone else (such as a parent).

 

Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education provides grants, loans, and work-study opportunities to eligible students attending participating colleges or career schools. The Department is the source of nearly 70 percent of all student aid awarded in the U.S. each year. The vast majority of the Department's aid is not based on academic merit.

 

Direct Loan Servicing

Take Entrance counseling, exit counseling, learn more about Federal Loans, or log in to view your account information.

 

Fast Web

Fast Web is a Scholarship database search.  This website will search over 1.3 million scholarships to find the ones that match your needs based on a profile that you fill out.

 

FinAid

The FinAid website offers information, advice, and tools to help you through the Financial Aid process.