Withdrawal Policy

When a student withdraws from MMA for any reason, the following withdrawal policies apply. For financial aid purposes a withdrawal can be an official withdrawal, an unofficial withdrawal (walk away), a leave of absence for any reason, a conduct dismissal or an academic dismissal. A student is considered to be withdrawn if he/she is not actively enrolled in at least 6 credits in a degree granting program. Withdrawal refund policy also applies to students who are dismissed during the academic term.

When There Are No Refunds

  • MAPS - Maritime Academy Preparatory Seminar – No refund of MAPS fees after the first day of classes.
  • Orientation – No refund of Orientation fees after reporting to Orientation.
  • There is no refund of room and board after the start of academic term.

 

 Fall Term

  • Withdrawal before the first day of classes: full refund of tuition, fees, room and board charges.
  • Withdrawal during first week of classes: 80% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during second week of classes: 50% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during third week of classes: 20% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal after third week of classes: No refund.

 

Sea Term/Winter Enrollment

Withdrawal before first day of Sea Term: full refund of Sea Term tuition and Sea Term board fees.
Withdrawal on or after the first day Sea Term begins: No refund

 

Spring Term

  • Withdrawal before the first day of classes: full refund of tuition, fees, room and board charges.
  • Withdrawal during first week of classes: 80% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during second week of classes: 50% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal during third week of classes: 20% refund of tuition and fees. No refund for room & board charges.
  • Withdrawal after third week of classes: No refund.

  

 Division of Continuing Education (Summer and Winter Classes)

All attendees who withdraw from any program must communicate that withdrawal in writing to the Division of Continuing Education.

  • Withdrawal on or before seven (7) days prior to start of class…………………….100%*
  • Withdrawal before beginning of the first day of class…………………………….. 80%
  • Withdrawal before the beginning of the second week of class……………………. 70%
  • Withdrawal before the beginning of the third week of class…………….………… 50%
  • Withdrawal after the beginning of the third week of class………………………… 0%

 There is NO refund after the beginning of the third week of class. *All refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds UNTIL a credit balance appears on the attendee’s account. There will be a FULL refund for any classes cancelled by the Division of Continuing Education.

 

All withdrawals may be assessed a $100 administrative fee

 

Consumer Information Regarding Refunds

The MMA refund policy applies to any student who officially withdraws from the Academy. A student who wishes to withdraw must complete the appropriate forms available at the Registrar’s Office. Refunds will be made in the following order:

  • To federal financial aid programs in accordance with the Federal Return of Title IV Funds requirement (See below)
  • To state financial aid programs in accordance with applicable state regulations,
  • To individual scholarship donors in accordance with their policies,
  • To the student.

 

Financial Aid and the Withdrawal Process

Students who receive any financial aid including grants, scholarships, and federal loans are subject to the Federal Return of Title IV Funds requirement. The same calculation will be used to determine the amount of institutional and state aid a withdrawn student is eligible to retain.  This policy applies to all students who officially withdraw, unofficially withdraw and who are dismissed for any reason by the Academy.

If a first year student has been awarded a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and withdraws prior to being enrolled at least 30 days, the entire loan(s) will be cancelled.

MMA must return grants, scholarships and loans to the federal, state or institutional agencies based on the student’s length of enrollment (regardless of whether or not the student qualifies for a tuition and fee refund).  The student may retain only a pro-rated portion of the aid awarded based on the length of the term and the student’s withdrawal date.  The remainder of the student’s federal aid must be returned by MMA to the Department of Education.  (Example:  if a student only completes 45% of a semester, the student can only receive 45% of their awarded financial aid for that semester.  The remaining 55% is returned to the financial aid programs).

If the student received a cash disbursement of federal aid in the form of a book voucher or actual refund check, he or she may owe a repayment to MMA or to the federal government.  The Federal Return of Title IV requirement applies to all students who withdraw completely from the academy, including students who do not follow the official withdrawal process. The requirement remains in effect through the 60% point of the semester. After that point, the student is considered entitled to all aid awarded for the semester.

Students who receive financial aid and withdraw may owe a repayment to MMA and or the federal or state government.