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Grad PLUS Loans

Graduate and professional degree students can borrow using the Direct GRAD PLUS Loan to help cover education expenses. If you are thinking that a Direct GRAD PLUS Loan is for you, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • This type of loan is not based on your financial need.
  • Your eligibility is determined by your credit history.
  • The first payment of a GRAD PLUS Loan is due 60 days after the final disbursement; however, you may defer repayment while you are in school at least half-time.
  • The maximum GRAD PLUS Loan amount you can borrow is determined by your cost of attendance minus any other financial assistance you will receive.

2014-2015 Graduate Plus Interest Rate

Disbursement DatesGraduate Plus
First disbursed between July1,2014 and June 30,2015Fixed Rate 7.21%

For additional Graduate Plus loan interest rate information click on the link below

If you wish to apply for a Direct GRAD PLUS Loan, you may do so by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA.
  2. Go to our Online Forms section to complete the Direct GRAD PLUS Loan Application.
  3. Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) electronically at