Parents: Need a Direct PLUS Loan?
A Direct PLUS Loan for parent borrowers can help you pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. To get a parent PLUS loan, first make sure your child submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
Need financial aid? Here’s what you could get if you fill out the FAFSA® form.
Getting federal student aid has never been easier.
Create Your Account
An FSA ID is your username and password combination that you use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites and to sign the FAFSA form electronically. If you're a dependent student, both you and your parent need FSA IDs.
Submit Your FAFSA® Form
The online FAFSA form will guide you step by step. Once you complete and submit the application, your information automatically gets sent to the schools you listed on your FAFSA form.
Review and Accept Your Aid
Your school will send you an aid offer listing the types and amounts of aid you're eligible for. Look carefully at your options. If you're offered loans, remember that you should borrow only what you need, and consider federal loans before private loans.