For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Paying Your Bill
There are 4 potential billing periods each year: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Depending upon the student's academic curiculum, there may be some winter and summer terms when the student is not required to enroll.
Late Fees Added*
|Fall||Late June/Early July||August 7th||August 24th|
|Winter||Early November||December 6th||December 7th|
|Spring||Early January||February 15th|
|Summer||Early May||June 1st||June 2nd|
*Late fees will not be assessed for anyone who is receiving veteran benefits paid directly to the Academy, as long as the student has submitted their Certificate of Eligiblity from the VA prior to the due date on the bill. If the veteran benefits do not cover the entire bill, late fees will be assessed for the portion of the bill that is not covered by the VA if those charges are not paid by the due date.
MMA does not mail paper bills home to students. All billing information is communicated to the student through their MMA email account and can be accessed through the Self Service Portal.
Refund and Withdrawal Policy
Students are encouraged to be familiar with MMA's Refund and Withdrawal Policy in advance of enrolling in a particular semester.
To access your bill
Log into the Self Service Portal and follow the link for Student Finance.
Your Profile: You will find your name on the top left hand side of the Student Finance landing page. Follow that link to set up electronic refunds, payment methods, additional users, set up text messaging options, etc.
Activity Detail: provides you with up to date account information, unlike the 'view statement' which provides a snapshot in time of your student account.
Electronic refunds: There are many instances where a student may receive a refund from MMA (overpayment, excess financial aid, deposit refunds, etc.). The easiest way to receive a refund is through electronic means. We will deposit your refund directly into the bank account of your choice. Receiving funds in this manner takes only a few days. If you do not set up an electronic refund, you could wait up to 3 weeks before receiving a refund check. We highly recommend that all students set up electronic refunds, even if you do not anticipate ever receiving one, just in case.
Additional Payers: if someone else, like a parent or other individual will be assisting you with the payment of your bill, it is highly recommended that you provide their contact information on this link. They will receive their own log in credentials to be able to access and pay your bill. Rather than logging in using the Self Service Portal, Authorized Users will log in using the Parent Payment Portal. They will also receive similar emails to the ones that you will receive whenever there is activity on your e-bill. If you do not assign any Authorized Users, it is your responsibility to communicate billing amounts and deadlines to anyone assisting with paying your educational expenses. If the parent needs to have their password reset, the only one who can do this is the student.
View Statement: this is where you can view your billing statement as of a certain date. To view real time activity, see Activity Detail above.
Payment plans: Families may enroll in a Payment Plan to spread their semester charges over a period of time. There is a $25 enrollment fee per term to participate in the payment plan. The Fall Plan begins on July 15th and continues through November 15th. All fall charges must be paid in full by the last payment. The Winter plan covers 2 months (December 1st and January 1st). The Spring plans begins on February 15th and ends on May 15th. the Summer plan covers 2 months (June 1 and July 1).
Saved Accounts: if you will be making payments from a personal savings or checking account you can enter the information here.