Parents of students who attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville have the option of taking out loans in their name to pay for tuition and fees. Parents are obligated to pay back the loan, not students.

Requirements to receive a Parent PLUS Loan

  • You must be the student's biological or adoptive parent or the student's stepparent, if the biological or adoptive parent has remarried at the time of application.
  • Your child must be a dependent student who is enrolled at least half-time at a school that participates in the Direct Loan Program.
  • Parent PLUS loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history (a credit check will be done).
  • Parents and their dependent child must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
  • The student must not be in default on any federal education loans or owe an overpayment on a federal education grant.

Steps to apply for a Federal PLUS Direct Loan

  1. A current FAFSA must be on file for the student.
  2. The parent must go to https://studentloans.gov. log in with their FSA ID and Password, and choose ‘Apply for a Direct Plus Loan.’ Then choose ‘Direct Plus Application for Parents.'
    • Your credit will be approved or denied instantly. The results of the Plus Loan request will be transmitted to UW-Platteville from the processing center within 48 hours.
  3. Once you have your credit decision, complete the Plus Loan Request Form. The form must be initiated by the student and then the parent will be sent an email to complete his/her portion of the form. Once UW-Platteville receives the completed form, it will be processed within 3-5 business days. The loan will not be processed without having a completed and signed form.
  4. If the Plus loan in approved, the parent who requested the loan, will need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) under parent borrows at https://studentloans.gov This is listed as Complete Loan Agreement for a PLUS Loan (MPN). If MPN is not completed by the parent, the loan will not disburse.

Note: Confirm your federal student loans have been accepted or declined through your PASS account prior to applying for a Federal Direct Plus Loan.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a physical mailing address:

Financial Aid Office
204 Brigham Hall
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818


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