Federal Direct PLUS Application Instructions

  • Detailed instructions and examples to request a federal Direct PLUS loan are below. 
  • If this is the first time you are borrowing a federal Direct PLUS for this student, please also complete a master promissory note after you have submitted a request. 
  • Choose "Complete Master Promissory Note"  then "Parent PLUS"
  • Options if you do not pass the credit check
    • Obtain an endorser
    • Appeal the credit decision
    • Your child may be eligible for additional unsubsidized loan funds
  • Contact scloans@swarthmore.edu with questions