SWORDS Instructions

How to view Financial Aid information using SWORDS:

Click here to log into SWORDS. Use your MGA ID number as your User ID. The first time you log in, your birthday will be your password; during your first session in SWORDS, you should change your password to protect your personal information.

  1. To confirm receipt of documents or check for missing documents:
    1. Click on 'Financial Aid' Tab
    2. Click on ‘Eligibility'
    3. Click on 'Student Requirements'
    4. Select "Academic Year" (if required)
    5. Click 'Submit'
    6. Review the list for any missing documents. Submit your documents via email to .
  2. To check your Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Status:
    1. Click on 'Financial Aid' Tab
    2. Click on 'Eligibility'
    3. Click on 'Academic Progress'
    4. Select "Academic Year" (if required)
    5. Click 'Submit'
  3. To review financial aid holds (which may prevent payment of awards)
    1. Click on Financial Aid Tab
    2. Click on 'Eligibility'
    3. Click on 'Holds'
    4. Select "Academic Year" (if required)
    5. Click 'Submit'
  4. To review award notification and/or Accept and Decline loan awards:
    1. Click on Financial Aid Tab
    2. Click on 'Award'
    3. Click on 'Award by Aid Year'
    4. Select "Academic Year" (if required)
    5. Click "Accept Award Offer" - make selections and leaving comments (if applicable)
    6. Click submit information
  5. To check disbursements/Memo/Authorization:
    NOTE: During pre-registration, your financial aid funds will be memo/authorized to alert the business office to secure your classes. It will also advise you of date funds are expected to disburse to your MGA account.
    1. Click on Student Tab
    2. Click on 'Student Account'
    3. Click on 'Account Detail by Term'
    4. Select Term
    5. Click 'Submit'
  6. To review award notification and/or accept TERMS and CONDITIONS
    1. Click on Financial Aid Tab
    2. Click on 'Award'
    3. Click on 'Award by Aid Year'
    4. Select 'Academic Year (if required)
    5. Click ‘Accept Award Offer'-make selections and leaving comments( if applicable)
    6. Click submit information