Federal Direct Loan Request
This form is provided for students who are requesting additional Direct Loan funds after the initial Award Letter was processed.
Federal Direct Parent PLUS*
ApplicationIn 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. At Kent State University, this loan is automatically awarded to eligible students that answered "yes" to the question on the FAFSA asking if you want a loan. 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.
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. To apply for the Grad PLUS, complete the Application Form (see below) and mail the form to the Student Financial Aid Office.The summer PLUS loan Application is available in mid-April. The Fall/Spring Application is available after June 1st.
*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.