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Direct PLUS Loan Application

Direct PLUS Loan Application

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for a Direct PLUS loan.

To request a Direct PLUS loan:

Step 1:

The student submits a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step 2: 

The parent borrower must complete an online PLUS Loan Application. Go to (Be sure to use the .gov extension and not .com)

Step 3:

Click  on

Step 4:

To Log in, the Borrower will need:
FSA ID Username or Email
FSA ID Password

Links are available if you need  to create an FSA ID or forgot
the Username or Password

Step 5:


Step 6:

Select Direct PLUS Loan Application for Parents and then Click the button

Step 7:

Click on the 2018-2019 Award Year link box

Step 8:

Follow the steps to complete the application and credit check (credit check results valid for 180 days).  In the School Name section, be sure to select:

School State: Massachusetts
School Name: Pine Manor College

Step 9: 

Request Loan Period Start Date: 

Month: August      Year: 2018 

Request Loan Period End Date: 

Month: May           Year: 2019

Step 10: 

The results of your credit check will be available immediately. If your credit is approved, you will be given

instructions for completing a PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note, if you have not already completed one. If your credit is not approved, you will have the option to (1) not pursue the loan*, (2) obtain an endorser, or (3) appeal the credit decision. If you chose option 2 or 3, the borrower will be required to complete a PLUS loan Entrance Counseling Session prior to disbursement of the loan.

*If the credit check is declined and the parent borrower wishes not to pursue the loan, the student is eligible for an additional unsubsidized loan funding. Additional unsubsidized loan funds will automatically be offered to your student.

The Department of Education will send notification to PMC once the Application and Master Promissory Notes have been completed and accepted. For further questions, please contact the Student Financial Aid at 617-731-7129.