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Financial Aid: Loans

Parent PLUS

Quick Links: Direct Parent PLUS Loan MPN (MPN required for first time Direct Loan PLUS borrowers only)
                    Plus Request (required annually)
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Lender: U.S. Department of Education

Eligibility requirements: Dependent undergraduate student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Borrower must be a parent (biological, adoptive, or in some cases, step-parent) of a dependent undergraduate student enrolled at least half time (6 credits), making satisfactory academic progress. Credit check required, eligibility is not guaranteed.
Current interest rates  / loan limits
Direct PLUS loans for parents


  1. PLUS Request:
    • Required annually; completed at
    • Request includes loan amount options: Maximum (allows awarding to cover direct charges not covered by other aid) or specific loan request amounts.
    • If parent borrower is not approved the student may be awarded additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan: $4000 FR/SO $5000 JR/SR.
    • Revisions to your initial request may be made by contacting SFS.
    • Completed at
    • MPN is borrower and dependent student specific; a parent PLUS MPN is required for each dependent student.
    • A second MPN will be required if the previous MPN required an endorser or has otherwise become inactive.

Interest accrual begins: When funds are disbursed
Repayment begins: 60 days after the last scheduled disbursement. The parent borrower may defer repayment while the student on whose behalf the loan has been borrowed is enrolled at least half-time and for an additional six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time.

Direct Loan Servicer Information
Loan Repayment Information
Paying accruing interest early: Contact your Direct Loan servicer for information.

Last Updated: 2/20/2015