Student Financial Services

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. 

Most of our staff members are currently working remotely, but remain committed to assisting students and their families during these difficult times. We are all available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00pm.  You can reach us by phone or by email.

  • Billing questions can be directed to Mark Carignan at 508-830-5085 ( or Brienne Klaassen at 508-830-5091 (
  • Questions regarding Health Insurance and Payment Plans can be directed to Mark Carignan at 508-830-5085 (
  • Veteran and National Guard questions can be directed to Brienne Klaassen at 508-830-5091 (
  • Questions about refunds can be directed to Brienne Klaassen at 508-830-5091 (
  • Loan questions can be directed to Marissa Barros at 508-830-5222 (
  • All other questions can be directed to Cathy Kedski at 508-830-5042  (


The following information is usually mailed to new students along with their financial aid offer letter.  Since we are currently working remotely, we are not mailing financial aid offer packets, but are notifying students via email when their aid offer is ready to be viewed in the Self Service Portal.  Feel Free to review the following documents which provide additional information regarding the financing of your MMA education.

              Cost of Attendance                               Financial Services Checklist       


                 Request for Credit Advance            Self Service Portal Information      


                  Merit Scholarship and Grant Information


Check your financial aid status via the self service portal (using your portal guard log in)




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.

Through the Federal CARES Act, Masachusetts Maritime Academic has received a grant to assist students that were faced with unexected financial hardships due to the pandemic.  The link below will provide more details about this grant and whether or not you may qualilfy for assistance.

Emergency Federal Grant for Students Experiencing Financial Hardships

Students that are currently enrolled during the 2020-2021 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 20-21 due to loss of job as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic

Students or alumni that are currently in repayment of their federal student loans may qualify to have their loan(s) put into Forbearance and not be required to make principle payment amounts for a specified period of time may want to investigate their options through the following link:

Coronavirus and Federal Loan Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents


In Person
  • The Financial Aid Office is located in Flanagan Hall
  • Office Hours 0800 -1600 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
  • Monday - Friday
By Mail
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • 101 Academy Drive
  • Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
By Email
By Phone
  • 508-830-5087
By Fax
  • 508-830-5077