Frequently Asked Questions for Federal Direct PLUS - Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students

How do I, as a parent, apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan?

The steps to apply online are listed on our Loans page.

Can I use the same PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) if I have more than one student attending college?

No, a separate parent PLUS MPN must be filed for each student.

What is NSLDS?

NSLDS is the National Student Loan Data System, a central database of student aid maintained by the U.S. Department of Education. NSLDS allows you and your student to access information about your Federal Loan(s), outstanding balances, loan statuses and disbursements. Information on the Federal Pell Grant and other U.S. Department of Education aid programs are also on record at NSLDS.

You need your federal PIN to access your records at the secure NSLDS site.

NSLDS FAQs from the U.S. Department of Education.

View our Loans page for additional information about Federal PLUS and other types of loans.

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