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Graduate students may borrow a Graduate PLUS Loan The terms for any Federal PLUS Loan. It is a possible borrower to be denied if they have an adverse credit history however, the credit check for a PLUS Loan will be lenient than a traditional credit check. If a legal parent of a dependent student is denied a Parent PLUS Loan due to adverse credit history or lack of the students.S. citizenship, that student may request additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds up to the independent student limits. There is an origination fee for any federal loan that is disbursed. This fee is not expected from the PLUS borrower however, will be taken from the loan disbursement.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Program

Direct PLUS loans have higher rates than Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, but are expected to be cheaper than private alternative loans in most cases, and benefit from federal loan repayment options such as Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, while private loans do not. Graduate PLUS loan borrowers must not have an adverse credit history. PLUS lenders will check a borrower’s credit prior to approving a PLUS loan. PLUS loans have a standard ten-year repayment period, and a minimum monthly payment of $50. The application process for the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan is similar to that of Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. See the description of the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan for details.

Amount: $10000
Financial Literacy

If applicant are expecting to borrow a Federal Stafford or Federal PLUS Loan for this coming year and also have a Federal Family Educational Loan, Stafford or PLUS Loans from prior years, applicant will have at least two lenders to repay when applicant graduate: their selected private lender and the federal government. These loans are not considered Direct Loans but continue to be part of the Federal Family Education Loan Program It is important to note that loans borrowed in the future may not have the servicer as loans applicant have borrowed already. The university understand finding a job or maintaining employment in the university given economy can be difficult as well as managing their student loans.


Dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain a PLUS Loan are eligible for additional Unsubsidized Stafford Loans at the independent student level. Graduate professional students can also borrow a Graduate PLUS Loan to supplement their financial resources. As with Direct Stafford Loan borrowers, the student must be enrolled at least half-time in order for the borrower to receive a PLUS Loan. Alternative loan interest rates vary between lenders, and eligibility is based on the creditworthiness of the borrower and or co-signer. Applicant will have the right rescind the loan within three days. Student cost of attendance for the period of enrollment covered by loan.

Amount: $21727
Student Loans

Federal Direct PLUS loans are federal education loans available for the parents of dependent students or graduate students. PLUS Loan interest rates are fixed and borrowers will be charged an origination fee on the loan amount, which is deducted from each loan disbursement. All students must complete a FAFSA and first time PLUS loan borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note for the loan. If approved, complete the electronic Master Promissory Note if applicant are a first time PLUS Loan borrower. Alternative loans, also known as private student loans, are used by Mount students to supplement family resources available for educational expenses. These loans are typically funded by banks or other institutions and are not federally funded.

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Federal Graduate PLUS Loans are subject to credit approval as well as federal student loan eligibility requirements. The maximum amount of aid is smaller for students who receive no Graduate PLUS loans, because an adjustment is included in the budgets of students who borrow Graduate PLUS which is intended to offset the loan fees charged on the Graduate PLUS. Some students will receive other funds than those listed in such cases those funds will typically replace Graduate PLUS loans, then Unsubsidized Loans, on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Federal Loan Programs, University of Cincinnati

Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Graduate PLUS, and Parent PLUS Loans all have origination fees that should be accounted for in estimating disbursement amounts. It is their promise to use the money for educational purposes and to repay the loan. Because it is a master promissory applicant are accepting the terms of the loan now and in future years. In the case of Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans, applicant will choose the amount applicant wish to borrow on their Award Offer. Perkins, Health Professions and Nursing Loans are for specified amounts. Federal Graduate and Parent PLUS Loans promissory notes carry out the required credit check as part of their process.

Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

A FAFSA must be filed before TU can determine a student’s eligibility for a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan The GPLUS loan is administered by the the students.S. Education and approval is based on the absence of adverse credit within the last five years, not credit worthiness. At least one-half of the loan period must elapse before the second disbursement can be released. The GPLUS loan will credit the student’s Bursar account no earlier than the first day of class each semester. Loan funds that exceed student charges will be refunded to the student. A student has the right to cancel all or any portion of the loan within 14 days of the loan crediting the student’s Bursar account.

Amount: $10250
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Grad PLUS LoanGraduate students may be eligible for the Graduate PLUS loan to assist in defraying additional educational expenses not covered by the Stafford Loans. The Grad PLUS loan is a credit-based loan from Direct Loans and requires an additional MPN, if approved. In order for the PLUS loan to pay, applicant must complete both the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling for this loan. Graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0, complete 2 3rds of attempted cumulative course work, and complete the degree program within the maximum time frame as defined in the AU Academic regulations.

Amount: $20500
License + Master

If this is their first graduate degree, or if applicant earned a graduate or professional degree unrelated to K-12 education, applicant may consider pursuing federal direct student loans, graduate PLUS loans, or private education loans. The FAFSA is not required to pursue these loans, but a credit check is typically required. Due to the wide-variety of private education loan offerings it is advised that applicant should compare multiple lenders prior to making their decision. To assist with this process, Baldwin Wallace offers resources and online comparison tools for selecting and applying for a private education loan.