Directions

The application period for Summer 2017 loans has passed. Information about applying for financial aid, including Parent PLUS Direct Loans, for the Summer 2018 period will be available on our website in February, 2018.

If you wish to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year, then you will need to wait until you receive your Parent PLUS Loan Financial Aid Award Notice.  The process of e-mailing those to parents will begin around the end of June.  It is important that you do NOT attempt to apply for your loan until you receive the award notice, as it will not be processed.
 
If you are applying for a Parent PLUS Loan for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year, then follow the instructions outlined on the Parent PLUS Loan Financial Aid Award Notice.

Common Steps
Steps Specific to Parent PLUS Direct Loans
  • IMPORTANT: You must be an undergraduate student to be eligibile.  If you are a graduate student, you may pursue a Grad PLUS loan
  • Parent receives a Parent PLUS loan award notice email (or letter if no parent email is on the FAFSA)
  • Watch video on Parent PLUS loans: http://www.jmu.edu/financialaid/learn/videos/financial-aid.shtml#plus
  • Complete Parent PLUS Loan application (https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action) and pass a credit check.
    • If the borrower's credit check is denied, the Department of Education will send instructions on the credit overturn/appeal process.  The borrower may contact the Applicant Services line at 800-557-7394.
  • First Time Borrowers Only:

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