Common Steps

Direct Parent PLUS, Direct Grad PLUS and Federal Work Study offers cannot be accepted in MyMadison and require added steps to obtain the award(s).

Steps Specific to Graduate PLUS Direct Loans
  • IMPORTANT: Direct Grad PLUS Loans require a loan application and can only be applied for by a graduate student borrower. If you are an undergraduate, you may pursue a Parent PLUS loan
  • Complete Graduate PLUS Loan application ( and pass a credit check
  • First Time Borrowers Only:
  • If borrower credit is approved, the Financial Aid Office will accept the amount you entered on the Graduate PLUS Loan application on behalf of the borrower.

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