Federal PLUS (Parent) Loan

The College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University do not currently participate in the online PLUS application process. Please follow the steps below to apply:


To apply for a Federal PLUS Loan it is necessary to complete the following 2 STEPS. Both Steps 1 and 2 must be completed by the same parent.

  1. PLUS Loan Request and Credit Authorization Form: This form must be printed and filled out by the parent completing the Loan Agreement (MPN). Once it's completely filled out and signed, it must be returned to the Financial Aid Office. This form must be completed each time you request PLUS loan funds. Complete PLUS Loan Request and Credit Authorization Form
  2. Loan Agreement (MPN): Parents who have previously borrowed for the same student do not need to complete this step again. This is an online process.  Please have your FSA ID available. If you need an FSA ID please click here. Please note that the Loan Agreement (MPN) only needs to be filled out once for each child.

Follow this link to Complete New Loan Agreement (MPN) for Parent PLUS Loans.  You will need to sign in using your FSA ID (not your child's) in order to complete the form. 

Deferment Request

Parent PLUS loans do not enter automatic deferment when a student is enrolled at least half-time. To request an in school deferment, the borrower (parent), needs to complete a deferment request and submit it to their loan servicer, once their loan has been assigned one.