Applying for a Parent PLUS Loan

Use the tutorial below to assist you with applying for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan.

  • Parent PLUS loans may not be accepted in Self-Service Banner. Parent borrowers may apply at Studentaid.gov
  • Click the Log In button
  • Enter your Username and Password (your FSA ID)
  • Click the Log In button
  • Read the Warning and click on Accept
  • Under the APPLY FOR AID dropdown, click on Apply for a Parent PLUS loan
  • Read all of the information including What do I need? and then click on Start under Apply for a PLUS Loan
  • Read the information and click on View What You Need and Access PLUS Counseling for more information on PLUS borrowing
  • Select the Award Year (for example; 2020-2021 is for fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021 semesters)
  • Enter the Student Information
  • Enter the School and Loan Information
    • Select INDIANA under Choose a state and PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST under Search school by name (enter Purdue University Northwest for students attending either the Hammond campus or Westville campus)
  • Loan Period dates at Purdue Northwest run as follows:
    • Fall and spring loan dates run from August to May
    • Fall only loans run from August to December
    • Spring only loans run from January to May
    • Summer loans run from May to August
  • Click on Continue
  • Enter the Borrower Information and click on Continue
  • Review the information and click on Continue
  • Open the Important Notices and click on the boxes to agree and then click on Continue
  • The Office of Financial Aid will process the PLUS loan and the student/parent will be notified if any additional documentation is needed