How do I apply for a Parent Plus Loan?

Modified on Thu, 07 Jul 2022 at 12:10 PM

Are you a parent of a current or accepted student and trying to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan? Please see the following instructions.


1. Log in to https://studentaid.gov/app/launchPLUS.action?plusType=parentPlus using your FSA ID. If you don't have an FSA ID, you'll need to create one.
  

https://solutioncenter.lesley.edu/servlet/rtaImage?eid=ka01H0000009bZ9&feoid=00N1H00000GUO3O&refid=0EM1H0000032hYP


2. Select "Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan."

https://solutioncenter.lesley.edu/servlet/rtaImage?eid=ka01H0000009bZ9&feoid=00N1H00000GUO3O&refid=0EM1H0000032hZD


3. Click "Start" on the Direct PLUS Loan Application for Parents.

https://solutioncenter.lesley.edu/servlet/rtaImage?eid=ka01H0000009bZ9&feoid=00N1H00000GUO3O&refid=0EM1H000001d4mY


4. Complete the application as directed. Take care to input the following information as indicated when prompted:

Enter your child's information.

https://solutioncenter.lesley.edu/servlet/rtaImage?eid=ka01H0000009bZ9&feoid=00N1H00000GUO3O&refid=0EM1H0000032hap


Enter the amount you'd like to borrow.

https://solutioncenter.lesley.edu/servlet/rtaImage?eid=ka01H0000009bZ9&feoid=00N1H00000GUO3O&refid=0EM1H0000032hb9


*** Do not select “I don’t know the amount I want to borrow”. ***

Enter your loan's start and end dates.

https://solutioncenter.lesley.edu/servlet/rtaImage?eid=ka01H0000009bZ9&feoid=00N1H00000GUO3O&refid=0EM1H0000032hbd


*** Note: We must split loans evenly between the semester/terms included in your loan period. ***

 For example: a $3,000 loan with a 09/2022 start date and 05/2023 end date divides evenly between 2 semesters - fall and spring - at $1,500 each semester. If you'd like your loan to be only applied to one semester, please note that in your application as follows:

  • Fall Only: 09/year -12/year
  • Spring Only: 01/year – 05/year
  • Summer Only: 05/year – 08/year

If you have problems with your application, please contact Federal Student Aid Applicant Services. You can reach them at 1-800-557-7394.

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