Federal Direct PLUS

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (Direct PLUS)

This PLUS loan can be used to help cover college costs not covered by your student's financial aid package. It is:

  • available to parents or graduate/professional degree students
  • 7.21% fixed interest rate (2014-2015)
  • loan fee of 4.3% 
  • can be deferred while in school at least half time
  • modest credit check required
  • must file the FAFSA to apply


NOTE: If parent(s) is denied the PLUS, the student is eligible for an additional $4,000 (freshman and sophmores) or $5000 (juniors and seniors) unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan.