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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. On the Financial Aid Quick Links tab select View my financial aid.

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Step 2

View your Financial Aid Award

Select the appropriate aid year. 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.

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Step 3

Complete and submit

Apply online at login with your FSA ID username and password. 

Click Start to begin the application.

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An immediate credit check decision will be given. Loan information will be sent to Marquette University to be added to your award. A Financial Aid Award Notification (FAN) email will be sent when the loan has been added to the award. 



Step #4

Final Steps

Upon approval, you will be directed to complete the Grad PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) and, if required, Entrance Counseling. If you do not complete the MPN at the time of approval go to and login to complete it.

If the credit is denied, you will be given information on your options, to return to these options at a later time go to Loans approved after completing the appeal process or obtaining an endorser will require the completion of 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