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Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note

If graduate or professional students have accepted a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, they must take the next step to apply for this loan.

During the application process, an evaluation of the student's credit is performed to determine eligibility to borrow the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. If the student is approved to borrow the loan and is a first-time borrower of the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, he or she must complete an Entrance Counseling Session and Master Promissory Note (MPN).

If a student is a first-time borrower of the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, the loan will not be applied to the student's Kansas State University bill until the Entrance Counseling Session and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan MPN are complete.

Complete and submit the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  1. Go to https://studentloans.gov
  2. Sign in using your FSA ID.
  3. Click on Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)
  4. Click Start PLUS MPN for Graduate/Professional Students
  5. Read and follow the steps as outlined on the screen.
  • Please have names and addresses of two different references readily available.
  • The Federal Student Loan Support Center is able to assist you if you encounter any problems while completing the MPN at 1-800-557-7394 (Within the menu options, select 2, select 2 again, then select 4 to speak with a representative.) 

 

Complete the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Entrance Counseling
  1. Go to https://studentloans.gov
  2. Sign in using your FSA ID.
  3. Click on Complete Loan Counseling
  4. Click Start Entrance Counseling
  5. Select I am completing entrance counseling to receive Direct Loans as a graduate/professional student
  6. Click Continue
  7. Read and follow the steps as outlined on the screen.

After a students have successfully completed the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling Session and MPN, any future Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan offers they choose to accept at Kansas State University will be associated with their original MPN for up to 10 years.

The Graduate PLUS Information Request and Graduate PLUS Promissory Note “To Do List” items in the Student Center within KSIS will be removed in two business days, after both items have been completed and submitted.