Apply for Aid - Parents & Families
How to Apply for Aid
You have an important role in your loved one's education and college career. We've put together some resources
to help you be the best possible support system to your student.
As a parent and/or family member, it can be difficult to see your student go off to college.
To help alleviate some of the stress, the Office of Financial Aid is here to assist you and
support your student during this transition.
It is important for you to remain a positive force in your student's life. Students always
need emotional support from their families to help them get through the challenges that may
arise during their college experience. Be sure to treat your student like a responsible adult,
but also know when to step in to help out. This can be difficult, but listening frequently
without overwhelming your student with advice can help you gauge when they truly need you.
During this transition, it is also important for you to take care of you! We have all heard the
"Empty Nest Syndrome" terminology, but it is no joke. You may have stresses and concerns about
your student going to off to college. The Office of Financial Aid is here if you have questions
concerning funding your student's college experience. This is one way we may be able to give
you one less thing to worry about.
Note: According to FERPA Law, the Office of Financial Aid cannot discuss certain information with
the parent, such as enrollment information or specific amounts. Also, in order for the Office of
Financial Aid to discuss any information with the parent, your student must be a dependent
student as determined by the FAFSA.
Tips for Success
Your primary resource for Financial Aid for your MGA student is the Office of Financial Aid.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to Contact Us.
For your convenience, below are a few additional tips and tricks that may be useful in acquiring the information
- Office of Financial Aid Website: There are many resources available to students,
parents, and families concerning Financial Aid. The first place to always look for helps is the
Financial Aid website. The information you need for your student to receive financial aid at MGA is here.
- SWORDS: SWORDS is the secure website where the MGA community can view academic
resources, administrative services, and all things about your student including their Financial Aid
information. Your student will be able to view their award, outstanding requirements, balances, and
Admissions and Registration information. Please remind your student to frequently check his/her
SWORDS and student email accounts frequently for updated information and announcements.