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.
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 request a residency appeal, go to the MMA Virtual Registar's Office, Select "New Ticket" and chose "Residency Appeal".