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|September 16, 2014||Cleaning||varies||Heidi at 469-2900||G.H.A. is looking for help! Duties will included cleaning office space. This is year round work, 20-30 hours a week, most holidays off, evening work, and a background check is required.|
|August 22, 2014||General Yard Work - All on your schedule with as many or few hours as you have available||Castine Road||Dan Brooks at 469-2533||General yard work at a home on Castine road.|
|August 22, 2014||Pro Golf Shop Help||Castine Golf Course||Noah Tapley at 326-8844||Need a couple of students to work the pro golf shop. Answering phones, collecting money, and etc. Job will go through October. Pay will be determined at the start of job.|
|August 22, 2014||Wait Staff and Dishwashers||Pentagoet Inn||Julie at 326-8616||Part-time, evenings, starts immediately|
Merit Scholarships - MMA recognizes students' academic achievement by awarding merit scholarships from $2,500 to $8,500 a year for first year students recently graduated from high school. Merit awards are competitive and available to students who attain specific academic performances, choose a particular area of study, have strong personal character and who meet certain demographic criteria. These scholarships are awarded whether or not a student has financial need.
A separate application is not required; decisions on merit scholarship recipients are made as part of the admissions process provided the application packet is complete by March 1. Academic merit scholarships are awarded under Early Action and Regular Decision. However, the number of scholarships available is limited.
MMA scholarships are renewable for 8-10 consecutive semesters (depending on major), based on maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.3 at MMA.
For more information, contact the MMA Office of Admissions.
Scheel Scholarships - Academic merit award for upperclass MMA students who best exemplify the academic excellence and intellectual curiosity demonstrated by Mr. Henry A. Scheel, one of America's most respected Naval architects and yacht designers.
- Recipients are selected by a faculty committee and honored during Homecoming Weekend.
- Limited number; competitive
II. Need-based Grants:
Two Maine Maritime endowed grant funds are reserved for incoming first-year students with need as determined by their FAFSA data. Individual awards typically range from $600 to $2000.
Pell - Highly need-based;ranges from $555 to $5550 a year.
SEOG - Must be Pell eligible to receive;range from $400 to $1000.
Perkins - Five percent Loans fixed interest; repayment deferred until 9 months after graduation or withdrawal; a high-need loan;
Subsidized Stafford - A need-based loan with a low variable interest rate (6.8% effective 7/1/12); interest is federally subsidized while student is enrolled; repayment deferred until 6 months after graduation or withdrawal; maximum dollar amounts: $3500 (1st year); $4500 (2nd year); $5500 (3rd and 4th years); Students must complete a Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov. MMA will certify student enrollment status and loan amount.
Unsubsidized Stafford loans - borrower is responsible for interest; - $2000 available to ALL students; - independent students are eligible for additional unsubsidized Stafford loan amounts. Students must complete a Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov.
Parent Loan of Undergraduate Students (PLUS) - The federal PLUS program helps parents assist their dependent children in meeting the costs of higher education. Under the federal PLUS program, parents are the actual borrowers. Parents are eligible to borrow up to the Cost of Attendance minus any financial aid the student is eligible to receive. Parents must complete a Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov and complete a PLUS loan supplemental form.
III. Work Study:
On campus or community service employment. Students earn bi-weekly paychecks, and may work up to 20 hours a week; wages range from $7.50 to $11.00 an hour.
IV. Veteran's Educational Assistance:
Maine Maritime Academy programs are approved for the enrollment of military personnel, veterans, and their eligible dependents by the various educational assistance programs (GI Bill). Students who plan to receive VA benefits must contact the Registrar.
VI. Stategic Sealift Officer (SSO):
For students pursuing a USCG Unlimited License and designed to ensure the United States has a sufficient merchant marine to serve as naval support in time of a national emergency. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is presently funding a Student Incentive Payment (SIP) of $8,000 annually to offset school costs.
Maine - FAFSA data submitted by the May 1 deadline will be forwarded to The FAME/Maine program. - If your EFC is less thanFAME's specified dollar amount, public college students (MMA) will receive $1000 for the year.
New England, Pennsylvania, Maryland - These states have a reciprocal agreement with the State of Maine.
Each state calculates grant eligibility differently - most will use your FAFSA information. Each state's deadline is listed on the cover of the FAFSA.
I. Private Scholarships/Grants:
Private organizations offer financial assistance to many qualified individuals each year:
II. Alternative Loans - Alternative loans are credit-based, private loans offered by many lenders that can be used to supplement aid provided by Stafford and/or federal PLUS loans. Alternative loan requests can be denied by the lender based on credit history and ability to pay the loan. When borrowing an alternative loan, interest begins to accrue immediately after disbursement. Dependent and independent students are eligible to borrow, however, a co-signer may be required.
Contact our Finance/Business Office at (207)326-2243 or contact Tuition Management Systems at (800)356-8329.
If your family/individual financial circumstances change dramatically during an academic year it is possible that your financial aid could also change. If you feel that you have significant reason to request a review of your financial data, you may do so. Each review situation is handled on an individual basis and not all requests result in a change of financial aid.
All colleges have the right to review, but not all colleges will review in the same manner. Making requests for another child at another institution may not result in the same changes at both schools. We will do our best to help.
To insure that borrowers understand their rights and obligations, federal loan programs require that students take part in entrance and exit counseling. You must complete an entrance counseling form before funds can be certified by MMA.
Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling
For entering students:
First time borrowers at Maine Maritime Academy are required to complete student loan entrance counseling before receiving loan proceeds. The purpose of the entrance counseling is to provide the student with important information regarding their rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. An entrance counseling form must be completed at www.studentloans.gov before funds can be certified by MMA.
Stafford Loan Exit Counseling
For students who are leaving or graduating from Maine Maritime Academy:
Students who have borrowed Federal Stafford Loans while attending MMA must complete exit counseling prior to leaving the Academy. The purpose of exit counseling is to provide the student with important information regarding loan repayment, including deferments, grace periods, loan consolidation, and loan default. Exit counseling sessions are scheduled at the end of each semester.
Graduate PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling
Graduate PLUS Loan borrowers are required to complete entrance counseling before receiving loan proceeds. An entrance counseling form must be completed at www.studentloans.gov before funds can be certified by MMA.
Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling
For entering students:
First time borrowers of the Federal Perkins loan are required to complete student loan entrance counseling before receiving their loan proceeds. The purpose of entrance counseling is to provide the student with important information regarding their rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower.
Perkins Loan Exit Counseling
For students who are leaving or graduating from Maine Maritime Academy: Students who have borrowed Federal Perkins loans while attending MMA must complete student loan exit counseling prior to leaving the University. The purpose of exit counseling is to provide the student with important information regarding loan repayment, including deferments, grace periods, loan cancellation, and loan default.
U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Loan Ombudsman
The Ombudsman works informally to help borrowers resolve loan disputes and problems. The Ombudsman Customer Service Line is 1-877-557-2575. The Ombudsman assists borrowers with federal loans, including: Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Guaranteed Student loans, Supplemental Loans to Students (SLS), and Federal Consolidation Loans.
Student Loan History
You can monitor your student loan history by going to www.nslds.ed.gov. Students must obtain a PIN number in order to access this web site. PIN numbers can be obtained by the following methods: ●You may request a PIN be mailed to them by registering at NSLDS. ●You may apply for a PIN online at www.pin.ed.gov.
Lets face it, no one ever gets tired of hearing "thank you". These 2 magic words will work wonders in your personal and professional life.
Yes, not only is saying thank you the proper thing to do (like your mother taught you) but it can also open the doors of opportunity that were previously bolted shut to you. Think about it, a sincere thank you letter can be one of the most powerful tools you can employ in your job search, career, business dealings or your personal life.
Well written thank you notes never fail to pleasantly surprise and make a positive impression. And they produce such a huge impact because they are so uncommon in todays fast-paced world.
Maine Maritime scholarships are supported by generous donors who care about our students and education. These donors appreciate interaction with current scholarship recipients. With that in mind, we ask that you write a thank you letter to the donor who made your scholarship possible. Failure to do so may limit your consideration for a future award.
If you are sending a thank you note that is required for an MMA scholarship, be sure to bring it to the Financial Aid Office so you can be checked off. We will be happy to mail it for you!
Women's Transportation Seminar
Part of the WTS goal of fostering the development of women in the transportation field can be realized by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in the area of transportation.