U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
To educate and train merchant marine officers.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: In FY 2014, USMMA graduated 219 new licensed merchant marine officers in the Class of 2014, and welcomed 276 new Midshipmen in the Class of 2016. USMMA issued a Strategic Plan in mid-summer, outlining its strategic goals and objectives for the next five years. USMMA continued its capital repair and modernization efforts, initiating work on Mallory Pier (the primary berthing location for its training vessels), the Delano Hall galley (the commercial kitchen servicing the midshipman dining facility), and Rogers Hall (the fifth of six student dormitories to be rehabilitated) The USMMA successfully completed its five-year periodic accreditation review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and made a number of key hires (Superintendent, Academy Counsel, Risk Management Officer, Director of External Affairs, and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator) It will also continue to address management and internal controls deficiencies identified by the GAO in their 2009 and 2011 reports. Fiscal Year 2015: In FY 2015, USMMA intends to graduate approximately 210 new licensed merchant marine officers in the Class of 2015, and welcome 289 new Midshipmen in the Class of 2017; meet milestones for completion of renovations to Mallory Pier, Delano Hall, and Rogers Hall; complete a comprehensive Building Evaluation Report; and initiate rehabilitation on Cleveland Hall (the sixth and final student dormitory); and continue to undertake design studies and Initiate renovations to numerous academic and infrastructure systems on campus. It will also continue to address management and internal controls deficiencies identified by the GAO in their 2009 and 2011 reports. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Maritime Education and Training Act, Public Law 46-51301-51316.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
High school graduates who are U.S. citizens and international students in accordance with legislation. In general, criteria are similar to those generally used for college admission.
High school graduates who are U.S. citizens and eligible international students.
Usual documents for college admission and a comprehensive physical examination. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
U.S. citizens desiring appointment to the school apply to Senate or House of Representative members or Maritime Administrator for nomination. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Nominating officials submit nominations to school's Office of Admission. Selection is competitive and merit-based.
Appointment approved by the Maritime Administrator.
Apr 15, 2015 to Mar 01, 2015: Application. Nominations must be submitted by January 31 of the year preceding that in which admission is desired. Applications must be submitted by March 1 of the year in which admission is desired.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 3 to 8 months.
To the school.
Applicants not accepted may reapply the following year.
How are proposals selected?
See Credentials/Documentation section of this program.
How may assistance be used?
This program is a federally operated maritime academy providing education, training, subsistence, books, quarters, uniforms, medical care, and program travel to its U.S. citizen students. Appropriations are restricted to the above and the operation and maintenance of the school. International students may attend, at the expense of their sponsoring nation. Federal education grants and/or student loans are available to cover the cost of midshipman fees for supplies and services of a personal nature (estimated at a total of $3,014 over four years for the Class of 2016).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are submitted by the request of the Maritime Administration. SF-425. At the request of the Maritime Administration. SF-425. At the request of the Maritime Administration.
Copies will be furnished at the request of the Maritime Administration. Those pertaining to its officers, faculty, staff and midshipmen shall be kept for the period of enrollment plus eight years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Students are furnished with required uniforms and textbooks during their tenure at the Academy. Federal education grants and/or student loans are available to cover the cost of midshipman fees for supplies and services of a personal nature. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Federal grants or loans are distributed in accordance with US Department of Education policies (usually at the start of each academic term).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Director of Admissions
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road, Admissions Center
Kings Point, New York 11024-1699
USMMA Admissions Office and Field Representatives listed in the Catalog.
Rilla Gaither 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 366-5111
(Training) FY 14 $140,000; FY 15 est $146,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Annual assistance payment of $400,000 to each regional school provided State matches funds and admits eligible out-of-state student. An allowance of $48,000 per academic year, not to exceed 4 years, payment to selected students in good standing in the student incentive payment program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
46 CFR 310 Subpart C; Standard college catalogs and brochures.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: For FY 2014: instructional program requirements ($3.9 million); midshipman program needs (including food, uniforms, travel, health services) ($9.5 million); information technology ($5.8 million); program administration (including security, admissions, general operations) ($2.1 million); campus operations (including utilities, janitorial, and support services) ($7.2 million); facilities maintenance and repair ($5.9 million); Rogers Hall dormitory renovation ($15.0 million); deferred and capital repair projects ($2.0 million); faculty and staff compensation ($33.8 million). Fiscal Year 2015: For FY 2015 (President’s Budget): instructional program requirements ($4.9 million); midshipman program needs (including food, travel, health services) ($10.2 million); information technology ($5.8 million); program administration (including security, admissions, general operations) ($2.1 million); campus operations (including utilities, janitorial, and support services) ($7.2 million); facilities maintenance and repair ($3.1 million); capital repair projects ($10.0 million); and faculty and staff compensation ($34.3 million). Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available