Direct PLUS Loan

Financial Aid

Direct PLUS Loan

Dependent Students

If your parent is interested in borrowing a Direct PLUS Loan, the parent applying for the loan must follow the steps below.
  • Go to
  • Click on the green Sign In button.
  • The parent that will be borrowing the PLUS Loan will log-in using their FSA ID.
  • On the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen click on ‘Apply for a PLUS Loan’ and choose ‘Complete PLUS Request for Parents’.
  • Select the Award year.
  • Enter the Dependent Student and loan information.
  • Enter the borrower information.
  • Review all information provided to verify that it is correct.
  • Consent to credit check and submit the application.
  • If credit is approved, select the option to complete a MPN.
  • If credit is denied, you may find an endorser for the loan or the student may contact Financial Aid at or (406) 496-4223 to discuss additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan options; or the family may want to explore alternative/private loan options on FASTChoice.

Alternative Loan Process

Independent Students

Students are offered all of the Federal and State Financial Aid they are eligible to receive through the FAFSA. If you are interested in borrowing alternative loans, please check with your local lending institution as well as the internet or you may compare loan options at FASTChoice. Alternative/Private Loans are lender based and have varying terms and conditions. You must file the FAFSA at and have remaining need according to Federal Regulations in order for us to certify an alternative loan. If you would like to know how much you would be eligible to receive, please contact our office at or (406) 496-4223.