Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Would your family prefer to pay all, or part of your cost with a parent loan?

A Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a low-cost education loan for parents. The PLUS Loan offers flexible repayment terms and a fixed interest rate.

IMPORTANT DATE: Apply starting July 1.

Advantages of the PLUS Loan include:

  • Qualifications for a PLUS are based solely on good credit, and there are no debt-to-income ratio guidelines or employment verification requirements
  • Plenty of borrowing power - up to the full cost of attendance minus financial aid.
  • Flexible repayment terms with up to 10 years to repay the loan, which includes interest-only payments or deferring principal and interest payments for up to four years
  • Interest may be tax deductible
  • Payments as low as $50 a month
  • No penalty for early repayment or payoff
  • If the PLUS loan is denied, freshmen and sophomores are eligible for an additional $4000 from the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, while juniors and seniors are eligible for an additional $5000
  • Provides a built-in insurance for death and disability that applies to both the borrower and the student at no additional cost
  • Some parents may opt to do a combination of the TuitionPay Payment Plan and Parent PLUS Loan

You can start the application process with the PLUS Loan request form.