The Parent PLUS loan is a federally backed 7.08 percent interest rate loan available to all parents of dependent students. The dependent student and parent are required to file the FAFSA to be eligible for a Parent PLUS loan. All PLUS loan decisions are credit-based, and parents must re-apply for a PLUS loan each academic year. The repayment period on the Parent PLUS loan is 10 years. Payments begin 60 days after the last disbursement of each individual loan application. However, if the parent applies for a PLUS loan and it is declined by the Department of Education, the student is then eligible for an additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan up to $4,000 for freshmen and sophomores and up to $5,000 for juniors and seniors.

Federal Parent PLUS loans can be approved only for the difference between the annual cost of attendance at Maryville College and the student’s financial aid. The cost of attendance is determined for students by the college and includes tuition, room, board, fees, average book costs and transportation costs.


Annual Cost of Attendance $36,000
Student Scholarships and Financial Aid - $25,500
PLUS Loan borrowing availability = $10,500*
* When deciding on the amount to borrow, please allow for a 4.236 percent Federal origination fee that will be deducted from the loan amount before it is disbursed to Maryville College.


To complete the PLUS Loan application, go to the website. Once there, select the "Parent" tab, click on “Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan” and then log in using your FSA ID and password. Once you are approved for a PLUS Loan, you will need to sign your PLUS Loan MPN electronically with your FSA ID. After you sign your PLUS MPN, electronic notification will be sent to Maryville College. Maryville College will not be able to disburse the Federal Direct PLUS Loan unless the borrower has completed the PLUS MPN and the loan is APPROVED by the U.S. Department of Education.