Office of Student Financial Services

Grad PLUS Loan Application Instructions

To request a Graduate PLUS Loan, please go to the Department of Education's website, and select the “Log In” button.

(You will need your FSA ID to sign in. If you do not have an FSA ID, please apply for one at If you need assistance in obtaining an FSA ID and password, you can also call 1-800-557-7394).

Once you have logged in, you will need to complete three steps: All 3 steps will be under the I’M IN SCHOOL Checklist.

1. Application

Select the link to Apply for a PLUS Loan for Graduate School This will run a credit check to confirm eligibility for a Graduate PLUS Loan.

2. Entrance Counseling

Select the link to Complete Entrance Counseling. You will be provided information regarding the terms and conditions associated with the Graduate PLUS Loan program, and you will need to complete a short quiz regarding what you have learned from this introduction.

3. Complete the Master Promissory Note

Select the link to Complete Loan Agreement then select START for PLUS MPN for Graduate/Professional Students.

Steps 2 and 3 will only need to be done the first time you borrow a Graduate PLUS Loan, as your promissory note is good for up to 10 years.