Direct PLUS Loans are part of the federal Direct Loan Program. Unlike most other federal student loans, PLUS Loans are not awarded when you apply for aid. Parents of undergraduates apply separately for the PLUS (in addition to completing a FAFSA) if they need additional funds to cover college costs.

After applying and being approved for a Direct PLUS Loan, the funding will appear on your Financial Aid Notice. Borrowers must complete the Direct Loan Program requirements listed on this page in order to receive loan funds. See the appropriate links for other details, including how to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan. Note that it takes two to four weeks to process loans through our office.