Graduate Costs and Aid

Graduate tuition, fees and fiscal policies are established by the Academy Board of Trustees and may be adjusted by the Board without prior notice.

Graduate Program Tuition and Fees | August 2019-May 2020

Application FeeNone
Online Graduate Tuition Rate per credit hour$900
Online Technology Fee$130 per course
Online Administrative Fee$40 per semester/term
Alumni Advantage Online: Online graduate students in the Alumni Advantage program will pay a flat discounted rate regardless of residency.$750 Alumni Advantage Online per credit hour

* Books are additional and vary by course.

Upon notification of acceptance, students will be required to deposit a $200.00 non-refundable fee, which will be credited toward tuition for the first semester attended.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees | August 2019- May 2020

(These rates apply to the SVO component of the M.S. in Maritime Management program)

In-State: $5,382
New England Regional: $8,075
Out-of-State: $12,396

Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020:

Administrative Fee$722
Student Life Fee$230
Security Deposit$200
Technology Fee$1,136
Recreation Fee$206
Energy Fee$600
Medical Services Fee$134

Payments for student accounts, declining balances, or parking permits can be made electronically by signing into your MyMMA account. Direct debit payment (ACH/electronic check) using Visa/MasterCard or Discover is available at no charge; American Express can also be used but will require with a 2.9% fee on all transactions.

All payments are in U.S. Dollars and funds must be drawn on a United States banking institution.  .

Financial Statement

An audited Financial Statement is produced following the end of each fiscal year. For a copy, please request one by writing to the Office of Administration, Finance, and Governmental Relations.

Refund Policy

There are two tuition billing cycles for the International Logistics Management and Maritime Management programs. One payment is calculated for the August Orientation session plus the fall semester, and the second tuition payment is for the spring semester plus the May/June session. There are no opportunities to make up the courses until the following academic year.

Students who request the opportunity to withdraw from a course at any time during the first week of the two-week August Orientation Session which precedes the fall semester will be granted a 50% refund for the Orientation session and a 100% refund for the fall semester. No refunds will be granted during the second week for the Orientation session, but the student will receive 100% of the fall portion of the tuition payment upon completion of the withdrawal paperwork. The student will be granted a leave of absence from the program upon completion of the withdraw submittal requested during the Orientation session but will not need to re-apply if they desire to continue in the program in the next academic year. Students who complete the Orientation session and then wish to withdraw from a course thereafter will have refunds for the fall and spring semesters calculated in accordance with the following schedule. A student who seeks to Withdraw during the May/June session must have a personal conference with the Graduate School Dean prior to submitting the Withdrawal Request to the Registrar. No refund will be made for the May/June session, however the student may return to the following May/June session without a tuition penalty. All other fees/costs will be required for a student returning to the May/June session after Withdrawal.

  • Prior to the third week 75 percent
  • Prior to the fifth week 50 percent
  • Prior to the seventh week 25 percent
  • After start of seventh week 0 percent

A student who withdraws must file a Withdrawal Notice in writing with the Registrar’s Office. Notification should also be sent to the Graduate Office via email. This notification does not replace the Notice Of Withdrawal to the Registrar. Refund credit will be computed from the time that official notice is received in the Registrar’s Office. Non-attendance of class does not constitute an official withdrawal.

Fees, if any, are refunded on a prorated basis for unused weeks. Application fees, acceptance deposits, and initial registration fees are non-refundable.

Policy for M.S. International Logistics Management students who withdraw from courses:

Students register for their courses prior to each trimester and receive tuition notices based on their registration. Students may register for one or two classes per trimester.

Refunds for withdrawals are in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Prior to the third week – 75%
  • Prior to the fifth week – 50%
  • Prior to the seventh week – 25%
  • After start of seventh week –  0%

A student who withdraws must file a Withdrawal Notice in writing with the Registrar’s Office. Notification should also be sent to the Graduate Office via email. This notification does not replace the Notice Of Withdrawal to the Registrar. Refund credit will be computed from the time that official notice is received in the Registrar’s Office. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal.

Fees, if any, are refunded on a prorated basis for unused weeks. Application fees, acceptance deposits, and initial registration fees are non-refundable.

Financial Aid

Graduate students who are United States citizens may receive financial aid from several sources. Graduate students may be eligible for $20,500 in a Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Students may also seek employment in the area or on-campus and may, in certain circumstances, qualify for federal work study funds. Depending upon an international student’s immigration status, s/he may be eligible for on-campus employment. Occasionally, grants and scholarships from nonprofit organizations, professional organizations, and transportation-related companies become available. Students are encouraged to check with their local libraries or the web site for scholarship possibilities. When applying for financial aid, prospective and returning students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and, in some cases, a verification worksheet may be required and will be requested by Maine Maritime Academy.

For information regarding Financial Aid, please contact Kathy Heath, Director of Financial Aid, by phone or email: 207-326-2339 or kathy.heath@mma.edu.

When do you file a FAFSA?

You may file your FAFSA as early as October 1 for the following academic year. Maine Maritime Academy may request additional information once the FAFSA is filed. Though graduate applications are processed on a rolling basis, we advise you to complete all necessary financial aid applications as soon as possible.

Veterans

MMA programs are approved for the enrollment of military personnel, veterans, and their eligible dependents under the various educational assistance programs (GI Bills). Programs are approved by the State Approving Agency, Division of Military and Veterans Education, or State Department of Education. Students who plan to receive veterans’ education benefits must contact Laura Nason-Moulton, VA Certifying Official, by phone or email: 207-326-2384 or laura.nason@mma.edu.

Insurance

MMA’s Academic Year is July 1– June 30 of the following calendar year. All students are required to sign onto the MMA portal to complete the online insurance information once per academic year; this action must be completed no later than the last business day of the first week of class.

The link to the student insurance information can be found by logging in to the student portal.

Payments

Tuition Payments/Invoices are due and payable no later than the last business day of the first week of class.

Students relying on Financial Aid to pay balances must have all signed award letters, Master Promissory Notes, and Entrance Counseling requirements completed no later than the last business day of the first week of class.

Students who determined to not be in satisfactory financial standing by the MMA Finance Department are subject to being placed on a “STOP” list; this will prevent them from seeing their grades and may affect their access to the Learning Management System.

For additional information regarding Student Billing, please contact Diane Harmon, Student Account Manager, by phone or email: 207-326-2243 or diane.harmon@mma.edu.