Costs & 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 2020 – July 2021

Application Fee (waived if application submitted online)None
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 $250.00 non-refundable fee, which will be credited toward tuition for the first semester attended.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees | August 2020- May 2021

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

For the Fall semester of 2020, undergraduate tuition is as follows:

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

Fees for Academic Year 2020-2021:

Administrative Fee$722
Student Life Fee$230
Security Deposit$250
Technology Fee$1,136
Recreation Fee$206
Energy Fee$600
Medical Services Fee$134

Financial Information

Payments for student accounts, Mariner Money, or parking permits can be made electronically by signing into your MyMMA account. Direct debit payment (ACH/electronic check) is available at no charge. Paying by Debit or Credit will charge a 2.75% service charge.

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

Financial Information

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

Course withdrawal:

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. Graduate students may be eligible for $20,500 in a Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. 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.

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.

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.

Health Insurance

Maine Maritime Academy requires all students to have medical insurance. Insurance through the school is available and mandatory if you are not covered by another plan. All students are encouraged to carry the basic health insurance plan offered by the Academy, through Cross Insurance. All students will be enrolled in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan unless a waiver is completed on the Academy MyMMA Portal by August 15 each year.

The Medical Insurance form can be found at MyStudentLife.mma.edu, then click on “Campus Forms” and then select “Medical Insurance Form” from the drop-down. Online graduate students do not have to complete any other portions in this Student Services platform.

Enrollment in MMA’s student medical insurance plan is continued unless notice of a change is provided by making the change to your insurance information on the campus portal. The student is responsible to keep MMA informed of any changes throughout enrollment.

The cost of MMA’s student medical insurance plan is negotiated each year. Billing is done each year by MMA. Contact MMA’s Director of Health Services at 207-326-2295 to view the cost and benefits of MMA’s insurance coverage go to:  www2.crossagency.com/2020-2021/mma.php.

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.