Direct PLUS Loans are student loans for eligible graduate or professional students and eligible parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for the cost of the student’s education at participating schools.*
Includes Direct PLUS Loans (made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program) and Federal PLUS Loans (made through the Federal Family Educational Loan Program.**)
* Graduate or professional students should exhaust unsubsidized and subsidized loans before taking out Direct PLUS Loans.
** The FFEL Program ended July 1, 2010 and no new loans have been made since that date.