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What Is the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program?
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request for Supplemental Information
This is a request for supplemental information in connection with your application for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan (Direct PLUS Loan) through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. The information that you provide will be sent to the school(s) that you identify in the School and Loan Information section of the request, and will be used by the school(s) to process your application for a Direct PLUS Loan. You should complete this Direct PLUS Loan Request for Supplemental Information (Direct PLUS Loan Request) only if you are instructed to do so by the school. Some schools may have a different process for obtaining the additional information needed to process your Direct PLUS Loan application.
This Direct PLUS Loan Request is used for the purpose of collecting information that will be used by the school(s) you identify to process your application for a Direct PLUS Loan and provides you the option of completing other actions as described below. Before you can receive a Direct PLUS Loan, you must complete a Direct PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note (Direct PLUS Loan MPN). The Direct PLUS Loan MPN explains all of the terms and conditions of Direct PLUS Loans and constitutes your legally binding agreement to repay all Direct PLUS Loans that you receive under the Direct PLUS Loan MPN. If you have not previously completed a Direct PLUS Loan MPN, you may do so on this site after you complete the Direct PLUS Loan Request.
The Direct PLUS Loan Request gives you the option of authorizing the school to use your loan funds to satisfy other educationally related charges after tuition and fees, and room and board have been paid. You are not required to provide this authorization.
If you are a parent borrower, the Direct PLUS Loan Request also allows you to:
Designate whether the school pays any credit balance to the student or to you.
Request a deferment while the student is in school.
Request an additional deferment for 6 months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time.