First-time poster: SUNY Maritime as an In-Region resident

NJparent

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I hope I'm posting in the right place. Glad to find this website!

My high school senior's top choice is SUNY Maritime. We've visited twice, and he loves it.

We are NJ residents, so we will be paying In-Region rates. Our EFC is too high to qualify for need-based aid, and our son's stats are good, but not top of the class (i.e. 3.2 GPA). I have a couple of questions:

1) If he applies to SUNY Maritime Early Decision, will he hurt his chances for any consideration for possible merit aid? Is Maritime trying to draw OOS students, and should he perhaps be applying regular decision instead?

2) Are there any grant opportunities for an in-region applicant? We know he doesn't qualify for any that require NY state residency, and unfortunately NJ is a state that doesn't appear to offer anything of its own. We just want to go in eyes wide open, and wondered if he *might* qualify for any kind of merit from the school itself when he applies ED. Also, hoping he might qualify to at least apply for opportunities like a sea-term scholarship when those open up.

I welcome any advice. Thank you!
 

jaglvr

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tried messaging you.

does he really need to apply EA? my DS kept getting notices even after the May deadline he could still registe. we are in pa and he had similar stats. wound up at texas maritime instead

EA they know they got you so extra scholarship incentives may not be there.
 

NJparent

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Thanks, jaglvr. That’s a concern we have. Wondering does SUNY Maritime ever give merit $ to in-region applicants? I honestly wasn’t sure, since it is a state school.

I got a message from the site saying you need to have written five posts to message someone—maybe that’s why. Thanks for trying!
 

Landy91

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NJ Parent,
They definitely give merit $ to in region students, but how much and to whom will vary widely: timing is everything. Best advice I could give (with DD who received merit $ at different school) is apply for as much as possible and complete everything early. Best of Luck.
 

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So rather than start a new thread I’ll piggy back on an old one I came across in my search…. my question is why apply EA, and be locked into to a school with a 70% acceptance rate.
 

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It appears to me that people above are confusing ED and EA. They are different. ED = means if accepted you will enroll. EA = early notice of acceptance decision-enrollment is optional. Talk to the Admissions people at the college and ask them the best choice for your specifics desires and needs.

ProTip: also consider Mass. Maritime...they will give $ to out of state students.
 
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Pmaclax

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It appears to me that people above are confusing ED and EA. They are different. ED = means if accepted you will enroll. EA = early notice of acceptance decision-enrollment is optional. Talk to the Admissions people at the college and ask them the best choice for your specifics desires and needs.

ProTip: also consider Mass. Maritime...they will give $ to out of state students.
SUNY Maritime is ED and binding. This is from the webpage.

Early Decision (binding)Regular Decision (non-binding)
FallDecember 1January 31
SpringN/ADecember 1
 

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The original post did not mention NROTC per se, but if there is interest in that, and grades or national test scores are not at their best, you may want to consider the Naval Preparatory Program. The university covers tuition, room and board for one year, and then NROTC takes over for up to 4 more years. And it just so happens that SUNY Maritime is on the list of colleges that participates in the NPP.

 

JohnGalt78

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If your son has a 3.2gpa and better than 1100 on the SAT, he more than likely has no need to apply there ED. Though no one at the admissions dept would ever tell you, but I absolutely do believe if he applies ED they have zero incentive to offer him any sort of merit scholarship $. Just my opinion! If he absolutely positively no questions asked wants SUNY Maritime and if you have some doubts about his qualifications, then by all means apply ED. Hey, ya never know, maybe he can take out federal student loans and Sleepy Joe will just forgive the debt anyways
 

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I hope I'm posting in the right place. Glad to find this website!

My high school senior's top choice is SUNY Maritime. We've visited twice, and he loves it.

We are NJ residents, so we will be paying In-Region rates. Our EFC is too high to qualify for need-based aid, and our son's stats are good, but not top of the class (i.e. 3.2 GPA). I have a couple of questions:

1) If he applies to SUNY Maritime Early Decision, will he hurt his chances for any consideration for possible merit aid? Is Maritime trying to draw OOS students, and should he perhaps be applying regular decision instead?

2) Are there any grant opportunities for an in-region applicant? We know he doesn't qualify for any that require NY state residency, and unfortunately NJ is a state that doesn't appear to offer anything of its own. We just want to go in eyes wide open, and wondered if he *might* qualify for any kind of merit from the school itself when he applies ED. Also, hoping he might qualify to at least apply for opportunities like a sea-term scholarship when those open up.

I welcome any advice. Thank you!
I recommend you child apply for the Student Incentive Payment Program (SIP).
The program provides $8,000 a year for a total of $32,000 over the four years.
In return your child owes three years in the Navy Reserve as a Strategic Sealift Officer.


 

JM226

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My son applied to SUNY Maritime (we are from Georgia) and was accepted. He had a 3.7 and over 1300 on the SAT. He got zero $ from the school. He ended up attending Maine Maritime with a NROTC-MO scholarship. Before he knew he had won the scholarship, he received several scholarships and grants. Maine Maritime (and the University of Maine), give full room and board scholarships to national scholarship winners. U Maine also participates in the Naval Preparatory Program. I am not saying that you should not go to SUNY Maritime, but it might be helpful to apply to one of the other maritime academies so you have a fair comparison between what SUNY offers and what other schools have.
 
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