How to Apply

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Please Note: The maximum amount a parent may borrow in a PLUS loan is the student's cost of attendance minus all other financial aid received.

How to apply for your loan:

Step 1:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step 2:

After receiving your financial aid award notification, please accept, decline, or reduce your award as necessary.

Step 3:

Log-in to with your federal student aid id (FSA ID) to complete your credit application. Select "Apply for a PLUS Loan". If credit approved, please move on to step 4 below. If your credit is denied, follow the instructions per the Department of Education regarding the potential for approval with a credit-worthy endorser. 

Step 4:

Complete your Master Promissory Note on by selecting either "Complete Master Promissory Note" or "Complete MPN".