Financial Aid

With low tuition rates, high job placement rates, and among the highest average starting salaries in the country, Maritime students face very low debt upon graduation. Currently, about 80 percent of our students receive some form of Financial Aid. 

All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 002853.

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2017-2018 Financial Aid Applications & Deadlines

  • February 1, 2017- Priority deadline for students to apply for the 2017-2018 FAFSA application at (school code 002853).

Undergraduate New York residents should complete their 2017-2018 TAP Application at  (school code 0955).


Parent and Graduate Plus loan information:

Parents who wish to apply for the Parent PLUS loan and Graduate students who wish to apply for the Graduate Plus loan must complete the application and master promissory note at

April 1, 2017  - Parents and Graduate students can begin applying for the Plus loans for 2017-2018 academic year, including Summer Sea Term and Summer Ashore 2017.

  • Summer loan period dates: 5/2017 – 8/2017

  • Fall/Spring loan period dates: 8/2017 –  4/2018

  • Summer/Fall/Spring loan period dates: 5/2017 – 4/2018

  • Fall only loan period dates: 8/2017 – 12/2017

  • Spring only loan period dates: 1/2018 – 4/2018


Alternative loans Information:

April 1, 2017  - Students can begin to apply for alternative loans for 2017-2018 academic year.

It is up to the student to communicate with the lender in order to ensure that all required documents and/or signature are received by the lender. The Financial Aid Office will certify all loans that are received by the lender.