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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.

Your Role

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 you need.

  • 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.



  LAST MODIFIED: 2/1/2017