Federal Direct Loan Request

This form is provided for students who are requesting additional Direct Loan funds after the initial Award Letter was processed.

2016-2017 Direct Loan Request Form

Federal Direct Parent PLUS*

In addition to the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans available to student borrowers, parents of dependent students are able to borrow additional funds under the Federal Direct Parent PLUS program. The PLUS loan requires that the parent complete and submit the PLUS Application. The parent information is forwarded to the Dept. of Education for credit evaluation.

2016-2017 Parent PLUS Loan Application

Federal Direct PLUS for Graduate Students Application*

Federal Direct PLUS for Graduate Students is a loan from the Department of Education that allows graduate students to borrow additional funds to pay education expenses. The amount is determined by the cost of education less other financial aid including Federal Direct Loan eligibility. The Grad PLUS requires a credit evaluation. The Grad PLUS loan requires the student to complete and submit the PLUS Application.The summer PLUS loan Application is available in mid-April. The Fall/Spring Application is available after June 1st.

2016-2017 Graduate PLUS Loan Applications

*Applications for summer 2016 PLUS are available April 1, 2016. Applications for fall/spring 2016-2017 and/or fall 2016 are available May 1, 2016. Applications for spring 2017 are available in December 2016.

graduate permission for undergraduate courses

This form is for Kent State University graduate students who registers for undergraduate courses and is required to provide academic approval that the undergraduate course is either required for their graduate study or the undergraduate course applies to the graduate degree. Federal regulations governing the Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan Programs require that graduate students taking undergraduate courses must be enrolled at least half-time in courses that can be applied to the graduate program requirements. 

2016-2017 Graduate Permission for Undergraduate Courses (PDF)

Alternative Loans

Please see our section on Alternative loans for more information