Requirements for a Plus Loan:
You must be the student's biological or adoptive parent or the student's stepparent.
You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
You must have an acceptable credit history. A credit check will be performed during the application process.
Student must be meeting SAP requirements.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request/Authorization Form
To be considered for a Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) the student’s parents must complete all of the steps listed below.
Step One: Complete the PLUS Application and Master Promissory Note at www.StudentLoans.gov. The parent logs in using their FSAID. Parents without one will need to get a FSAID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. The U.S. Dept of Education will complete a credit check based on the PLUS Application.
For assistance, please call 1-800-557-7394
If the Parent is approved, proceed to step two below. Blinn College will certify the loan and will notify the student by email. The loan will also be viewable through the myBlinn portal. The loan funds will be applied to the students accountAfter all Blinn expenses have been paid on a student’s account any remaining balance will be refunded as directed in step two below.
If the Parent is denied, skip to step 3.
Step Two: Complete a Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request and Authorization Form located at http://www.blinn.edu/finaid/forms.htm (Parents will specify the amount they wish to borrow and who the refund, if any exists, should be sent to). Funds will not be released until this form is completed and returned to our office)
Step Three: If your parent isa PLUS Loan the student can request up to an additional $4000 in unsubsidized loan money for the year. The student must complete and return the Financial Aid Adjustment FormAll requested forms can be sent to the Financial Aid Office by one of the ways below:
Blinn College Financial Aid Office
902 College Ave
Brenham Tx. 77833
Attn: Loan Department
For additional information regarding your student loan please go to www.StudentLoans.gov
******NO PLUS LOAN FUNDS WILL BE REFUNDED UNTIL WE HAVE RECEIVED A COMPLETED PLUS AUTHORIZATION FORM******