Federal Direct Undergraduate PLUS Loan MPN

Federal Direct Undergraduate PLUS Loan MPN

Dear Parent:

Providing your child with the best postsecondary education possible plays a crucial role in their career development.  If you need assistance in financing their education at Bloomsburg University, you may apply for a Federal Direct Undergraduate Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students Master Promissory Note (PLUS MPN).  Remember, the PLUS MPN is a legal document that holds you responsible for repayment of current and future loans.  If you have multiple students enrolled needing a PLUS loan, a separate PLUS MPN must be submitted for each student.  The PLUS MPN is valid for 10 years and does not require you to complete another Note for subsequent borrowing unless the original MPN was approved with an endorser.  If an endorser is required, future borrowing will require that a new MPN be submitted.  If you have already received a PLUS Loan and did not require an endorser you may request additional loan be processed by completing a "Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request Form".    The parent borrower must be the dependent student's biological or adoptive parent. A stepparent is also eligible to borrow a PLUS loan only if their income and assets were used on the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid. A legal guardian is not considered an eligible borrower. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about your eligibility.

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.  It is important that you complete all 4 Steps to insure that your loan application is properly processed.  Failure to do so will delay the certification of your loan.  If the student you are applying for is not currently enrolled as a Bloomsburg University student or has been Admitted and but has not paid their Admissions Deposit, DO NOT SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION. 

STEP 1 - Determine Credit Eligibility for Loan

SPECIAL NOTE ON WHEN YOU SHOULD APPLY:  Please use the following as to when you should apply for the loan. 
  • Loan Term Beginning Summer 2015 - Apply on or after May 1, 2015
  • Loan Term Beginning Fall 2015 - Apply on or after May 1, 2015
  • Loan Term Beginning Spring 2016 - Apply on or after November 1, 2015

1.  Parent must log into StudentLoans.gov using their own FSA ID Number, not the student's.  If you experience any technical issues or have questions on this site, please call Applicant Services at 800-557-7394.

2.  Select "Request a Direct PLUS Loan".

3.  Select "Parent PLUS".

4.  Complete requested information and follow instructions given.

5.  The credit decision will be provided at the end of the process.  If the credit is approved, proceed to STEP 2 - Submit PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN).  If the credit is denied, the parent may appeal or apply with an endorser.  For instruction on how to do this, please contact Applicant Services at 800-557-7394.  If parent is not able to appeal or apply with an endorser, the student may submit a request in order for additional loan to be processed in the student's name.

STEP 2 - Submit PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN)

1.  Parent remains logged into StudentLoans.gov using their own PIN #, not the student's.  If you experience any technical issues or have questions on this site, please call Applicant Services at 800-557-7394.   

2.  Select "Complete MPN" (Located on left-hand menu).

3.  Select "Parent PLUS".

4.  Complete requested information and follow instructions given. 

STEP 3 - Submit PLUS Request Form

In addition to the PLUS MPN, the parent borrower must complete the "Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request Form" and return the form to the Office of Financial Aid.  Without this form, the PLUS Loan will not be processed.

STEP 4 - WHAT HAPPENS NEXT - Certification, Disbursement, & Reduction/Cancellation of Loan

  • Bloomsburg University's Office of Financial Aid will certify your Direct PLUS Loan once all required information has been received (i.e. completed FAFSA, completed MPN, completed Request Form, verification of at least half-time enrollment in an eligible program, and satisfactory progress earned).    Get more information on Federal Direct PLUS Loans.  The student must accept/decline any Federal Direct Student Loan which has been offered to them before the PLUS Loan can be processed.  The PLUS Loan will appear on the student's ISIS Self-Service Account when it has been processed.
  • The funds will be delivered through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly to the student's school account.  Get more information on tentative disbursement dates.  In order for the loan to be disbursed, the parent borrower must have a valid PLUS MPN and submitted the PLUS Request Form before the last day of enrollment for the term in which the loan is processed.  The student must meet eligibility requirements as previously discussed.  The student must be enrolled at least half-time at the time of disbursement.
  • Information on how to reduce or cancel the loan can be found at http://www.bloomu.edu/aid/reduce_loan.