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Email:
finaid@blinn.edu

Fax
979-830-4149

Mailing Address:
Financial Aid
Blinn College
902 College Ave.
Brenham, TX 77833

Brenham Campus
On-campus Location:
Administration Bldg., Room 122

Bryan Campus
(not a mailing address)
On-campus Location:
Central Administrative Services Building
3125 S. Texas Ave., Suite 1900
(Tejas Shopping Center)

Phone
979-209-7230
979-830-4144

Federal Direct Parent Loan

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.

Required Forms:
Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request/Authorization Form
Important Information

  • PLUS Loans are not restricted according to financial need.
  • A credit check is required before approving a PLUS Loan.
  • Parents with dependent students are only eligible for a PLUS loan.
  • The parent receiving the loan is responsible for all interest which begins accruing
    at the time the loan is given.
  • The student must have completed a Student Aid Data Form. This form will
    provide the necessary information for creating the student’s Cost-of–Attendance.
  • The Financial Aid office will determine the amount the dependent student is
    eligible to receive based on the student’s Cost-Of-Attendance.
  • All transcripts listed on the data form must be provided to ensure Satisfactory
    Academic Progress is maintained.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The dependent student must be enrolled in al least (6) hours
  • The student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (minimum 2.0 GPA and 75% completion ratio).

 

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.govThe 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******