Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:02:30 AM

The Maritime Service Compliance System (MSCS) is online and available for graduates to enter annual compliance data.

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has established a dedicated phone number for service obligation questions and issues. Graduates can call (202) 366-7618 to get answers to questions about their service obligation, employment determination requests (EDR), deferrals, and waivers. Graduates can also still send emails to

MSCS was disabled for the month of January 2014 to make changes and improvements to the system to make your annual reporting faster, easier, and more user-friendly. To accommodate this delay, the reporting period was shifted by one month; meaning that your 2013 annual report is due between February 1, 2014 and April 1, 2014.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to make enhancements to MSCS to improve your annual reporting capabilities.

Internet Explorer is recommended for MSCS. Most MSCS page-rendering issues in newer Internet Explorer Browsers can be resolved by using the Compatibility View. If Internet Explorer recognizes that the webpage is not compatible, you'll see the Compatibility View button on the Address bar. You can click on the button to enable it.

Login Instructions

If you have not logged into the system since January 1, 2013 you will need to register for a new user ID and password. Self-Register using the "Self Register" link under the Quick Links on the left-hand side of the screen.

If you have registered since January 2013 use the "MSCS Log-in" under the Quick Links on the left-hand side of the screen.

If you have trouble logging into the system or if your account is locked, please call (202) 385-4357 or toll free (866) 466-5221.

Welcome to the Maritime Service Compliance System (MSCS)
USMMA Class of 2007

The Maritime Service Compliance System (MSCS) assists midshipmen in the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and cadets at the State Maritime Academies in the Student Incentive Payment (SIP) Program complete the required annual compliance reports via the internet for the period of their service obligation after graduation. More

Failure to comply with your service obligation may lead to induction into the U.S. armed forces or repayment of (a) the cost of the education you received while enrolled at USMMA or (b) the amount of SIP payments you received from MARAD.

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U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Information

State Maritime Academy Information

Contact Information
Maritime Administration
Office of Maritime Workforce Development
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE (MAR-740)
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: (202) 366-7618

WARNING! Maritime Administration Systems are provided for the processing of official U.S. Government information only. These systems are monitored to ensure information security, system integrity, and the limitation of use for official purposes. Your use of these systems is subject to monitoring at all times. Illegal or unauthorized activities involving these systems can result in criminal prosecution or civil and administrative enforcement proceedings.