Federal aid: FAfsA®

U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who want to be considered for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA®. They must also meet the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. While FAFSA® may be filed anytime between October 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025, for the 2024–2025 school year, Maritime College has priority filing deadlines.

Priority Filing Deadlines & School Code

  • New students enrolling in the fall semester: February 1
  • Continuing students: March 1
  • Spring enrollment: November 1

The school code is 002853 for all Maritime College FAFSA® applications.

If the priority deadline is missed, students may still receive some federal assistance, but certain aid may not be available.

NOTE: Student must re-apply for financial aid every year. 

Summer Applications

Federal aid for the summer is available for students typically taking at least six credits. To receive federal aid, a FAFSA® and Maritime College supplemental summer aid application must be submitted.

Students attending summer, fall, and spring terms, will have their federal loans evenly divided.

Graduate students or parents who wish to borrow a PLUS loan should complete the PLUS application and indicate the term(s) for which the loan should apply. To ensure students receive sufficient funding, a PLUS loan application is recommended for summer only and, if applicable, another loan application for fall/spring. PLUS loan applications are available as of April 1.

Students who wish to borrow a private loan should complete all requirements with their lender and indicate the term(s) for which the loan should apply.

Request for Additional Information 

Verification is a review process that confirms the accuracy of the data reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Selection occurs by the U.S. Department of Education and is completed by the Office of Financial Aid. 

If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, you will be required to complete the verification process before financial aid eligibility can be determined.  Please review any outstanding tasks on the Self-Service. Please note if there is conflicting information students may still be required to submit documentation.

Every year, a few applicants are randomly selected and asked to verify the information submitted on the FAFSA®. In those cases, and in any instance where an application appears to include inaccurate or conflicting information, Financial Aid will request additional documentation or other verification. If an applicant receives such a request, they should provide the information requested within 45 days to ensure the timely disbursement of financial and to avoid forfeiting or reductions to your financial aid.