Parents or graduate students who choose to apply for a Federal PLUS Loan will need to complete the following steps:

Federal PLUS Loan
Step 1 The student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Step 2 Determine the dollar amount you want to borrow. A parent may borrow a Parent PLUS loan or a graduate student may borrow a Grad PLUS loan up to the difference between the Clarkson College cost of attendance budget and the student's estimated financial aid. Use the budget worksheet to help determine the amount you want to borrow.
Step 3 Complete the Federal Parent or Grad PLUS Request form and return it to the Student Financial Services department.
Step 4 Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentLoans.gov. Click "Sign in" to begin the process. You will sign in using your FSA ID.