Q: Does my son have to complete the three questions on the Application for Admission Form?
A: Yes. It is required that your son answer these questions to the best of his ability.
Q: If my son does not have medical insurance, do I have to submit the Consent and Insurance Form?
A: Yes. The Consent and Insurance Form needs parent authorization for medical care/treatment should this be required during enrollment in camp and/or school year.
Q: How do I pay for the application fee?
If you are applying online, please have a credit card ready to pay the $100 non-refundable application fee. However, if you are applying by mail, you may send a $100 check payable to:
Marine Military Academy
320 Iwo Jima Blvd.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Q: Does my son need a doctor physical?
A: Yes. If your son has had a physical (no more than a year to date), then MMA will accept a copy of the current physical performed by a doctor in conjunction with the Report of Medical History completed by a parent to the best of their ability.
Q: Does my son need a TB skin test?
A: Yes. An annual TB screening is required to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment and to reduce the direct and indirect costs associated with a case of tuberculosis disease on campus.
Q: Is my son required to have a hearing and vision screening?
A: Yes. Texas Department of State Health Services Vision and Hearing Screening Program, Chapter 36 of the Health and Safety Code requires that all children enrolled for the first time in any public, private, parochial or denominational school or in a Department of Family and Protective Services licensed child care center and child care home in Texas must be screened or have a professional examination for possible vision and hearing problems.
Q: May I fax or email my the application forms?
A: Yes. However, due to the quality of some faxes received, please also mail (or hand deliver) a hard copy of the forms.
Please fax your application to: 956.421.9273
Attn: Admissions Officer
You may also scan the documents and email them to: admissions@MMA-TX.org or perez@MMA-TX.org.
Q: When will I be notified of his acceptance to camp and/or the school year?
A: Notification of acceptance will be determined once all the required application material has been received and reviewed. Normally, you will be notified within 48 to 72 hours after MMA receives all required material.
Q: How will I know you received the application for admission?
A: A parent/guardian will be notified via email (if applicable) that provides a checklist of documentation received and/or pending receipt. If you have not provided an email address, expect verbal acknowledgement of receipt.
Q: If my son is not immunized due to religious beliefs, can he still enroll in camp and/or school?
Yes. Your son is eligible to attend our summer camp and/or school year. If your son does not have the required immunizations for the state of Texas because of religious or other beliefs, he must have a conscientious exemption form. The conscientious exemption form must be obtained from the Department of State Health Services in Austin, Texas. This affidavit can only be obtained in Texas.
If your son does not meet the immunization requirements for medical reasons, he will need a medical exemption statement. The medical exemption statement must be signed by your son’s physician. The State of Texas requires that the original form/statement is on file with the school.
Q: If I am only applying for summer camp, do I have to complete the school evaluations?
Q: What if the school sent in the evaluations prior to me sending the Application for Admission?
A: No worries. Any documentation received without the corresponding Application for Admission from a parent will be kept on file until receipt of the application.
Q: Can a student enroll any time?
A: MMA accepts new students at the beginning of the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters. Applications are received and reviewed throughout the year. There is no set deadline — just understand that we recommend you submit your son’s application for admission before a scheduled registration date. Sooner is always better than later! Once an applicant is accepted for academic enrollment, an acceptance packet will be mailed. A student must report on the assigned registration day outlined within the acceptance cover letter.
Q: What are the admission requirements?
A: To determine if a young man is a candidate for admission, we evaluate transcripts, teacher evaluations, standardized test score results, medical history and of course, the application. We are looking for a young man who has the potential to be successful at MMA. We do not have a minimum grade point average for admission. Many boys who had poor grades in the past develop better study habits and improve their GPA when placed in a more structured setting.
Q: What is the annual tuition for a new student for an academic year?
A: The cost for a new student can be found on the tuition and fees page. Tuition must be re-evaluated each academic year in an effort to maintain the high standards we demand for the cadets with constant vigilance to provide an affordable quality education.
Q: Are loans available?
A: Loan programs make tuition payments more affordable by providing up-front funds to the Academy but let families spread the payments over a longer period of time than our tuition payment plans allow. If you are interested in any of the providers listed here, please contact them directly for current fees, rates and other details. Most, if not all, are credit-based loans and may have different standards of creditworthiness.
SLM Financial Corporation
3000 Lincoln Drive, Suite F
Marlton, NJ, 08053
www.slmfinancial.com (On-line application - 30 minute approval)
K-12 Family Education Loan: SLM Financial, a Sallie Mae company, offers loans designed specifically to help finance a private K-12 education. Benefits of the loans include: high acceptance rates; fast approval processing; rates starting at Prime + 1%; loans can cover computers, musical instruments, music lessons; repayment terms up to 30 years; secured and unsecured options; No prepayment penalties.
Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits: The department of Veterans Affairs has accepted the approval issued by the Texas Workforce for Marine Military Academy, in Harlingen, Texas, which is effective August 13, 2003. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Facility Code is 3-5-0848-43. If you have questions about VA benefits and eligibility, please refer to www.gibill.va.gov. It is best to refer directly to the VA for questions about basic eligibility in programs.
*** This information is subject to change without notice. ***
Q: Are there payment plan options?
Q: Do you accept credit cards as a form of payment?
Yes. MMA accepts Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. There is a 3% fee associated with using a credit card.