I’m Admitted! What’s Next?

Next Steps After Orientation – Important Dates and Arrival Information

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:

If your parent or guardian is applying for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, they need to complete and submit the form below:

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 2018.” 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 the Class of 2022.
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 May 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.
You must attend one of the three New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions. We encourage parents or guardians to attend NSO as well. Registration will begin April 1st on your MyMMA portal and sessions will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. On-campus housing will be provided for all students during their NSO session. During NSO students may register for uniform fittings in the Bookstore, as well as apply for their TWIC through the Registrar’s Office.
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 15th.
The Academy has an agreement with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) which offers a monthly payment plan. Tuition Management Systems 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. Tuition Management Systems 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 TMS, or contact the Finance Office at (207-326-2243) for details. The TMS website is afford.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.