Residency Appeal

MMA policy is to offer in-state or in-region tuition rates to students who are self-supporting, and who reside in-state or a qualifying regional state through periods of non-enrollment and intend to remain in-state or in-region after graduation.  MMA uses the Federal Financial Aid definition of an independent student as the primary criterion in determining self-supporting status.  If the student does not meet the independent student definition, residency status will default to that of the parent(s). A parent applying for a change of residency may use the same application and must submit applicable documentation.  Ownership of a home or property in Massachusetts or a qualifying regional state does not necessarily constitute residency if it is not the parent(s)’ primary residence.

To claim a residency appeal, fill out the form below and mail to:

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Attention: Registrar’s Office
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Residency Appeal Form