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Parent PLUS Interest Rate and Fee

2018-19 Academic Year

  • Interest Rate is 7.6% (For Direct PLUS Loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2018 and before July 1, 2019)

These are fixed inter rates for the life of the loan.

Understand net vs. gross Federal Direct Loan amounts

There is a 4.248% loan origination fee (for loans first disbursed on or after October 1, 2018 and before October 1, 2019) on all Direct PLUS Loans. The loan fee will be proportionately deducted from each loan disbursement. 

EXAMPLE: Calculating Net PLUS Loan Amount for balance of $10,000.
  Fall/Spring Totals
Net Loan (amount requested) $10,000
Loan Origination Fee (4.272%) - 4.248%
Gross Amount (amount disbursed) = $9,575.20

More information on Federal Direct PLUD loan fees and interest rates is available here.