parent plus loans

parent plus loans


How to Accept Parent PLUS Loans

To apply for the federal direct parent PLUS loan, follow these directions:

  1. Go to and Log In using your Parent FSA ID username and password. 
    • If you don’t have a FSA ID, click on Create Account (under the Log In button). You will have to wait approximately 3 days for a confirmation email from FSA ID before you can continue with this process. 
  2. Click on I’m a Parent, then on the Apply for Parent PLUS Loan.  Click on START button.
  3. Select award year 2024-2025, then provide your student’s information.  Scroll down to read and select your choices on how the loan is processed.
  4. In the “School Information” select “Indiana” and “Vincennes University”.
  5. If you specify a “Loan Amount Requested” this amount will be divided and half will be applied toward the fall semester and the remaining half will be applied toward the spring semester. 
  6. Loan Period for the whole academic year starts August 2024 and ends May 2025.
  7. Click the Continue button and follow directions.
  8. You will receive immediate notification if your credit was approved or denied.

If your credit was approved, proceed to completing the Master Promissory Note:

  1. Click on the START button under PLUS MPN for Parents.
  2. Complete all steps of the MPN including the Sign and Submit section.

If your credit was denied, the student may be eligible to receive UP TO $4,000 in additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.  Once we have received notice that the PLUS loan was denied we will offer the additional eligible amount.  

Allow 2 – 5 business days for VU to process your Parent PLUS application.

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