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Requesting Student Account Checks

Refund checks are issued approximately every 10 days. If a student or parent (in the case of a PLUS Loan) would like one, please contact the business office when a posted credit balance shows on the portal account or in anticipation of a posted credit balance (a minus sign or parenthesis around the numbers indicate a credit balance). Requests can be done in person in the Student Accounts office on the second floor of Leavitt Hall, by telephone 207 326 2243 or 207 326 0143, or via emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Writing Center

Location: Center for Student Success, Buoy House, Pleasant Street. Also (new this semester): the 24-hour room in the library.

Drop-in hours:  

Buoy House: Sunday through Thursday 1800-2100. Wednesday and Thursday 1200-1300.

Library: Monday through Thursday 1900-2100.

Online Consulting: For a real-time virtual session, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Consultants:

Maureen BlanchardMaureen Blanchard (MTO)

Robert BradleyRobert Bradley (IBL)

Juergen PilotJuergen Pilot (MSE)

Graham PingreeGraham Pingree (MET)


Consultant Schedule 
(first initial of consultant followed by B for Buoy House or L for Library): Fall 2014

Hour

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

12:00

 

 

 

J(B)

J(B) 

12:30

 

 

 

J(B)

J(B) 

           

6:00

G(B)

J(B)

G(B)

M(B)

J(B)

6:30

G(B)

J(B)

G(B)

M(B)

J(B)

7:00

 G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

J(B) R(L)

7:30

G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

8:00

G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

8:30

G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

Mission:

  • To help students develop writing-related strategies and processes, such as planning, revising, editing, and proofreading;
  • To engage students actively with their writing projects;
  • To help students interpret assignments and negotiate academic language;
  • To provide a place where writers can talk about their projects without pressure to perform.

Online Resources for Writers:

  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University)
  • Ocean Studies Guidelines for Writing Scientific Papers
  • How to Evaluate Internet Sources
  • Common Errors in English Usage
  • Online Consulting: Online consultations are available on a limited basis. Email your writing, along with a note explaining what kind of feedback you are looking for,  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A Writing Center consultant will contact you with feedback within a few days.

Writing Center FAQS:

  • “What should I bring?” 
    You don’t need to bring writing if you just want to talk about the assignment or brainstorm. However, it does often help to bring the assignment sheet, if your instructor gave you one.
  • “Can I get my paper proofread?” 
    We won’t proofread or edit your writing for you, but we will point out patterns of error in your writing, teach you points of grammar or style you’d like to learn, and show you how to avoid errors in the future.
  • “Do I need to make an appointment?” 
    No, but you’re welcome to set up an appointment. Otherwise, just  drop in.
  • “What can I get feedback on?” 
    The consultants are trained to provide useful feedback on every stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and organization to sources work, style, editing, grammar and spelling. You can bring in lab reports, business memos, resumes, cover letters, marketing plans, research papers, casualty analyses, portfolio projects, research proposals, technical reports, literature reviews, capstone drafts…any project having to do with writing.

Contact Us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 326-4713. Interim Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finance / Business Department

The Finance Department is located on the 2nd floor of Leavitt hall. Hours are M-F 8-4. The department is responsible for maintenance of student accounts (generating bills, collecting monies owed), paying bills on behalf of MMA, budget maintenance and reporting, travel advances and reconciliations, administration of Academy issued student loans, and many other financial functions.

The department consists of the following staff members:

Diana Snapp, Director of Fiscal Operations   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    207 326 0143 or ext 0143

Geoffrey Bellows, Assistant Director   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 207 327 2241 or ext 2241

Diane Harmon, Loan Manager & Student Accounts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 207 326 2243 or ext 2243

Rachael Southard, Accounts Payable   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 207 326 2237 or ext 2237

Susan Martin, Cashier   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 207 326 2236 or ext 2236

Ryan King, Financial Analyst This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 207 326 0136 or ext 0136

Many forms, policies, and procedures  for internal purposes, (other than for student accounts and MMA issued loans)  are available on the MMA Business Portal.  Examples include the Academy’s Purchasing policy, Travel Policy, travel forms, budget transfers.

Payments to Maine Maritime Academy should be mailed to: MMA Cashier’s Office Castine, ME 04420

Finance/Business office Practices , Policies, and Procedures for Students and Families:

Bills are due and payable before the beginning of each semester. Fall bills due August 15; Spring January 5, Summer term (only if not already billed and paid as part of spring bill) April 30. Notice of approved loans (in addition to, or instead of cash or check, or payment plans) are due by these same dates even though the funds are not likely received until after the start of each semester). (Preliminary) bills are generated mid July and mid December  for the following semester. Those bills are based on information available at that time. Information includes the number of credit hours the student is registered for

(** Please note wait list courses are not charged until the student is able to be added into the class. As a result, often times the students preliminary tuition charge may only reflect Part Time).  Other pertinent information for billing includes the student’s major, their state of residency (that of parents if student is under 24 years of age), their housing plans, specific courses for which lab fees may or may not apply, and other factors.

Bills are finalized within two weeks of the end of the add/drop period. *** Students are required to check their billing details on the portal after that time. New or additional charges since the first, preliminary bill are considered due at that time. Students are responsible for checking their on line billing statements and making arrangement for payment.  Common adjustments are full time tuition (vs part time), lab fees, course fees, and  a decrease or increase of financial aid.

Students who are expecting scholarships must make arrangement with the donating organization or high school to have the funds sent no later than February 15. Most scholarship responsibilities are on the student for providing copies of grades and/or proof of second term enrollment. This is most easily accomplished by the student accessing his or her unofficial transcript on the portal soon after fall grades are available. Generally the transcript shows both pieces of required information for most scholarships which are grades from fall term and courses each student is registered for , for the following semester (showing full time). Students should not delay sending this information as some organizations only meet monthly and the Academy needs to show receipt of the funds by mid February.  If the organization requires a bill be sent by the school, the Finance/Business office needs that information by the end of add/drop during the semester the award is for if that information had not already been provided when the Financial Aid office was notified, as is required.

Student accounts that remain unpaid will result in them being placed on a STOP. The STOP prevents the student from accessing grades and transcripts and will prevent them from registering . Unpaid balances may prevent students from participating in summer term.

Students can access the on line payment system Cashnet , a division of  Higher One. Payments can be made directly from a checking or savings account or with MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover.

Requesting Student Account Checks: Refund checks are issued approximately every 10 days. If a student or parent (in the case of a PLUS Loan) would like one, please contact the business office when a posted credit balance shows on the portal account or in anticipation of a posted credit balance (a minus sign or parenthesis around the numbers indicate a credit balance). Requests can be done in person in the Student Accounts office on the second floor of Leavitt Hall, by telephone 207 326 2243 or 207 326 0143, or via emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Health Insurance:  All Graduate and Undergraduate students are required to have health Insurance. The Academy offers a student plan through the Cross Agency with Commercial Travelers. Each year students are required to access the portal and indicate their insurance preference . Students are allowed to purchase the Academy insurance even if they have another form of health insurance. 

Registrar's Office

Our office is here to assist students with enrollment in courses, change of major, transcripts/verification, Veteran’s Affairs, graduation and USCG applications.

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

Location:
First Floor Dismukes - Room 118
Phone:  207-326-2441
Fax:  207-326-2508

MMA Transcripts Going GREEN 

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Please click on the below "docufide" link for help setting up your Docufide account and requesting a transcript.

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