Applying for Financial Aid

eligibility guidelines


To be eligible for any federal or state financial aid, as well as most institutional aid, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (if male, over 18 years of age)
  • Not be in default on any prior educational loans and not owe a refund on an overpayment of any federal grant
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have received an official, written offer of admission into a degree granting program by the MMA Admissions Office
  • Re-apply for aid each year by filing a FAFSA
  • Returning students must be meeting the standards of the Maritime Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 
  • Not have any convictions for the sale or possession of illegal drugs while receiving federal financial aid

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.

Complete the FAFSA