Federal Direct Parent
Parents of dependent undergraduate students and graduate students may apply for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan. The Federal PLUS Loan requires an additional application and the borrower must pass a credit check. A graduate student Federal PLUS Loan applicant must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the applicable aid year. Filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required before applying for a plus or graduate plus loan. Undergraduate dependent students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA by the March 10 Priority Application Receipt Deadline each year to maximize consideration for financial aid.