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Cost of Attendance

USMMA Cost of Attendance

A Midshipman's Cost of Attendance (COA) will vary by class year and the number of terms on campus.  The COA includes three types of expenses: Midshipman Fees, Other Out of Pocket Expenses, and Cost Allowances for Financial Aid Eligibility.
Midshipman Fees: Midshipmen Fees cover personal services (Laundry Service, Barber/Hairdresser, and Tailor/Seamstress) are payable to USMMA at start of each Academic Year or the first term on campus in an Academic Year. These fees must be paid before a Midshipman can be enrolled in classes.  Midshipmen are NOT charged for personal services during terms at sea.
Other Out of Pocket Expenses: These expenses include items that Midshipmen are required to purchase prior to enrollment at USMMA and are payable directly to third parties. These costs are incurred prior to and during the first term and include Passport, TWIC, computer package, and supply kits.  Financial aid, scholarships, and college savings plan payments can be used to reimburse oneself for these expenses.
Cost Allowances for Financial Aid Eligibility: These expenses will vary by Midshipman and represent the types of expenses that are qualified educational expenses for financial aid purposes.  These costs could include transportation costs for liberty and leave periods, miscellaneous expenses, other supplies, and health insurance. Financial aid, scholarships, and college savings plan payments can be used to reimburse oneself for these expenses.

Note: Only Midshipman Fees can be covered by pending financial aid because they are the only costs payable directly to USMMA.  Credit balances from excess financial aid, scholarships, and college savings plan payments will be refunded to the Midshipman's bank account on file approximately 45 days after the start of the term.


COA 2020-2021 Academic Year

Expenses Class Year
  Class of 2024 Class of 2023 Class of 2022 Class of 2021
Laundry Service $513.00 $342.00 $342.00 $513.00
Tailor/Seamstress $282.00 $188.00 $188.00 $282.00
Barber/Hairdresser $300.00 $200.00 $200.00 $300.00
Midshipman Fees (Payable to USMMA) $1,095.00 $730.00 $730.00 $1,095.00
Computer Package $2,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Plebe and Educational Kits $820.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
TWIC and Passport Fees $300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Out of Pocket Expenses $3,620.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Transportation $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Expenses $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
General Supplies $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Student Health Insurance Plan (if applicable) $1,614.00 $1,614.00 $1,614.00 $1,614.00
Cost Allowances for Financial Aid Eligibility $6,614.00 $6,614.00 $6,614.00 $6,614.00


Last updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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