Graduate Student Financial Services
COST AND AID
Welcome to Student Financial Services at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Although some families find us 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 Massachusetts Maritime Academy. 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.
Latest Information on President Biden's Loan Debt Cancellation Plan
Incoming Undergraduate Students: Priority Deadline: March 1st
Returning Undergraduate Students: Priority Deadline: May 1st
Graduate Students: at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program
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 Massachusetts Maritime Academy's federal school code # 002181 so the results will be sent to us.
COVID-19 Related Information
For those students and their families that have been financially affected by the current pandemic, we have a few resources that you might find helpful.
Students that are currently enrolled during the 2021-2022 academic year may be considered for additional financial aid if their parent(s) have experienced the loss of a job, or severe reduction in 2020 income as a result of a layoff or shutdown, as well as illness related to the Corona virus. Feel free to use the following appeal form to request a reevaluation of your financial aid application.
Financial Aid Appeal for 21-22 due to loss of job as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic
Through the Federal CARES Act, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has received a grant to assist students that were faced with unexpected financial hardships due to the pandemic. The link below will provide more details about this grant and whether or not you may qualify for assistance.
Emergency Federal Grant for Students Experiencing Financial Hardships
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 My Maritime account 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.
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 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.
The FinAid website offers information, advice, and tools to help you through the Financial Aid process.