MMA begins Fall 2020 classes on August 31. Please see updates for the semester and COVID-19 information here. We are offering limited Admissions tours for pre-registered families, but the campus is otherwise closed to visitors at this time. Thank you for your patience!
You can access the FAFSA online after October 1. The priority filing deadline for Maine Maritime Academy is February 1st, but students can still send in their FAFSA after this date. Students begin to receive their aid award notifications towards the end of January. You can find more information at the Financial Aid website. Please note: International students do not need to provide a FAFSA and are not eligible for federal student aid.
If selected for verification, complete and submit these forms:
Whether you are still thinking about Maine Maritime Academy or you have already accepted your offer of admissions, we encourage you to either attend the April Open House which includes an accepted student break-out session or come to campus for a day or overnight visit.
If you choose to attend Maine Maritime Academy—and we hope that you will—login to your Admissions Account and select “Reply to Offer of Admission 2020.” There you will be able to accept your offer of admission. We request that you accept your offer by May 1st. If you do not wish to attend Maine Maritime Academy, please decline you offer of admission.
When you accept your offer of admission, you will be asked to submit an enrollment deposit of $250. After accepting, you can pay this online to secure your seat in your class. We look forward to hearing from our accepted students by May 1 and will accept your refundable* deposit to hold your place in the class of 2024.
*Please note that your deposit is refundable until August 1, 2020. MMA has adjusted the deposit refund policy due to the extraordinary circumstances created by COVID-19.
Beginning April 1st, all new students who have deposited will receive information to activate their MMA email. This email address will be used to send important information as well as to log in to your MyMMA portal.
Once you have activated your MMA email, you will be able to access your MyMMA portal. Your MyMMA portal will provide you with a checklist of important steps that you need to complete throughout the spring and summer before reporting in August. In the MyMMA portal you will be able to register for New Student Orientation, complete a housing application, and register for your courses (after attending a New Student Orientation session).
All incoming students, regardless of major are required to submit proof of immunizations as well as completing the medical evaluation and physical examination forms. They can be accessed as form fill documents on your Admissions portal or your MyMMA portal or they can be accessed on our website. These forms must be submitted to the Admissions Office by June 1st.
Students are requested to send a certified copy of your birth certificates as well as a photo copy of your Social Security card to Admissions prior to your August arrival. Students majoring in a license program are required to obtain your Transportation Worker Identification Credential—TWIC. Students who visit campus after depositing can schedule an appointment to apply for their TWIC at MMA. Likewise, students in a license program will need to have a valid passport. We encourage all students to have a passport prior to arriving in August.
At this time, we have made the decision that we will move MMA’s 2020 New Student Orientation to a completely online format. We are currently building our plan to deliver a New Student Orientation that is informative and interactive, through on-line content and virtual events where you can meet other new students and families. Our goals for you are to be sure that you get connected to MMA and its faculty and staff, that you get connected to EACH OTHER, and that you have all the information you need to be successful!
Maine Maritime Academy requires students who have accepted their offer of admission to provide documentation that indicates the student’s high school completion status. Once you have completed your high school graduation, be sure to submit your final high school documentation to the Admissions Office. Transfer students should ensure that a final college transcript is sent to the Admissions Office at the completion of their last semester so the Registrar’s Office may evaluate the transcript for course credit.
Expect your first college bill online in mid-July, you will be able to access the information on your MyMMA portal. You must pay your bill the day before your arrival to campus but no later than August 1st.
The Academy has an agreement with Nelnet Campus Commerce (NCC) which offers a monthly payment plan. Nelnet Campus Commerce offers a 10-month plan with equal payments due July 1 – April 1. This plan can be used to cover all MMA costs or to supplement final costs after financial aid. Nelnet Campus Commerce offers a 10-month plan in coordination with loans as well, for those who want to lower their monthly payments. Information is sent directly to entering first year students from NCC, or contact the Finance Office at (207-326-2243) for details. The NCC website is mypaymentplan.com for those who would like to sign up on line.
Maine Maritime Academy will have several different arrival dates and times in mid-August depending on your major and if you participate in a fall athletics program. Please check your MyMMA portal or the Academic Calendar for your report date. If you have any questions contact the Department of Residential Life.
MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY | 1 PLEASANT STREET, CASTINE, ME 04420 | 207-326-4311 | EMAIL: ADMISSIONS@MMA.EDU