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

The Parent PLUS Loan is a federal loan that a parent of a dependent undergraduate student can use to help pay education expenses. Follow the steps below to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan once the financial aid award has been viewed 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 "OPTIONAL Loan (Parent-Student)." 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 Undergraduate Forms and print out this year's Parent PLUS Request Form. After you submit the form, the Office of Student Financial Aid will add the Parent PLUS 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 electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN).

If your parent’s credit check is declined, information on what options are available can be found on, in the Credit Check section of the FAQs. 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