Get Involved

Note: Click here for more information on the Grad PLUS loan, including interest rates and eligibility criteria.

The Grad PLUS Loan is a federal loan for graduate and professional students. Here are the steps to take once you have viewed your financial aid award on CheckMarq.


Step 1

Login to CheckMarq
Login to CheckMarq. Click on the Student Center link on the CheckMarq homepage.

Student Center



Step 2

View your Financial Aid Award

In Student Center, in the "Finances" section, click on "View Financial Aid." On the following screen, find the "PLUS-Grad/Prof-Optional" loan. This cannot be accepted on CheckMarq. The Offer Amount listed is the maximum that can be applied for.



Step 3

Complete and submit

Go to Graduate, Dental, Law Forms and print out this year's Grad PLUS Credit Authorization Form. After you submit the form, the Office of Student Financial Aid will add the Grad PLUS Loan on to the financial aid award.

Next, the borrower goes through the credit check process.  The ability to view the Loan in CheckMarq does not signify the Loan has been approved.



Step #4

Final Steps

Upon approval, first time borrowers will be directed to complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling.

If the student receives a denial from Direct Loans, information on what options are available can be found on Loans that are approved after documenting extenuating circumstances or obtaining an endorser will require the borrower to complete PLUS Loan Credit Counseling through



The Office of Student Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students with resources about types of financial aid and student employment.

FAFSA School Code: 003863

Questions or for more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid