Apply for Aid

Financial aid consists of funds provided to students and families to help pay for postsecondary educational expenses. The Office of Financial Aid primarily assists students with securing federal and state funds in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

Important Notice on Submitting Forms Electronically

When submitting completed financial aid documents and forms by email to financialaid@sunymaritime.edu please take all adequate measures to encrypt and protect sensitive personal and taxpayer documents.

New Students

New students who plan to attend Maritime for the 2020-2021 academic year should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using 2018 federal tax return information. Include the school code 002853 and apply by the priority deadline of February 1.

Continuing Students

Continuing students who wish to apply for federal student aid for the fall 2020 semester should apply by March 1 to be considered for campus-based awards.

Applications for the summer ashore/online classes should be submitted by June 29 (summer aid application).

Maritime institutional scholarships are also available for students. New students are automatically considered for merit scholarships through the Admissions process. Continuing students may apply for need and merit-based scholarships during the academic year.

Maritime Self-Service Portal

The Self-Service online portal offers useful information such as financial aid awards, financial aid file status, billing statements and more. After logging on to Self-Service, select Financial Aid (to view financial aid status) and/or Student Accounts (to view any bill, student refund, and/or make a payment).

Students who have experienced a change in their financial circumstances since completing their financial aid application may file a Petition for Special Circumstances to determine whether additional financial assistance may be available. Not all changes in financial circumstances will result in increased financial assistance.