Financial Aid Office * 96-045 Ala Ike Street * Pearl City, 96782
Phone: 808 455-0606 * Fax: 808 453-6371 * Website: * MyUH Services:
2019-2020 Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request Form
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Student’s Last Name First Name UH ID/Username Phone Number
Parent Borrower Information (to be completed by the parent applying for the PLUS Loan):
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Parent’s Last Name First Name MI Parent’s Social Security Number
__________________ ____________________________________ _______________________________
Parent’s Date of Birth Parent’s Email Address Parent’s Phone Number
Parent’s Permanent Address City State Zip Code
Parent’s Mailing Address City State Zip Code
______________________________ ______________________________
Parent’s Driver’s License Number Parent’s Legal State of Residence
Parent’s U.S. Citizenship Status: Citizen Eligible Non-Citizen: __________________________
Alien Registration Number
I am requesting for a loan amount of: $ _______________
In addition to the PLUS Loan Request Form, you must also complete the following:
1. 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all required documents requested by our
2. Direct PLUS Loan Request (application) and sign the PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at:
I certify/understand all of the following (parent must initial after reading each statement):
_____ I am the parent of the student listed above
_____ I am not in default on any loan or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay any defaulted loan.
_____ The student (my child) must be enrolled at least half-time status (6 credits).
_____ A loan fee of approximately 4% of the loan will be automatically deducted from each loan disbursement.
_____ There will be two loan disbursements, one at the beginning and the second at the mid-point through the loan period.
_____ I authorize Leeward CC to process my PLUS loan for my child’s educational expenses and if there is any refund, please
release it to (please check ONE box only):
My child, the student listed above Me; the parent borrower, at the above mailing address
_____ All the information provided above are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Parent’s Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: __________________________
Student’s Signature: _________________________________________________ Date: __________________________
Electronic signatures or digital signatures will NOT be accepted.
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Financial Aid Office * 96-045 Ala Ike Street * Pearl City, 96782
Phone: 808 455-0606 * Fax: 808 453-6371 * Website: * MyUH Services:
Overview: Federal Direct PLUS Loan
Federal Direct PLUS Loans are federal loans that parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay
education expenses. The student must be enrolled at least half-time status in a degree-seeking program at
Leeward CC. The Direct PLUS Loan is a loan that must be repaid and repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully
disbursed. For additional information regarding the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program, please visit:
Parent eligibility and additional requirements for a Direct PLUS Loan:
You must be the parent (biological, adoptive, or in some cases, stepparent) of a dependent undergraduate student
enrolled at least half-time at Leeward CC. PLUS loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history (a credit
check will be done). In addition, parents and their dependent child must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens,
must not be in default on any federal education loans or owe an overpayment on a federal education grant, and
must meet other general eligibility requirements for the Federal Student Aid programs.
Credit check & endorser alternative:
When you apply for a Direct PLUS Loan, the Department will check your credit history. To be eligible for a PLUS
Loan, you must not have an adverse credit history. If you are found to have an adverse credit history, you may still
borrow a PLUS Loan if you get an endorser who does not have an adverse credit history. An endorser is someone
who agrees to repay the Direct PLUS Loan if you do not repay the loan. The endorser may not be the student on
whose behalf a parent obtains a Direct PLUS Loan.
Loan limits, interest rate, and loan fees:
The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance (determined by the school) minus any other
financial aid received.
The interest rate for the Direct PLUS Loan is a fixed rate of 7%. Interest is charged on Direct PLUS Loans during all
periods, beginning on the date of your loan’s first disbursement. To find out more information on interest rates for
the PLUS Loans, contact the Direct Loan Servicing Center at 1-800-848-0979.
There is a loan origination fee that will be automatically deducted from each loan disbursement, generally around
For parent PLUS borrowers, you will generally be expected to start making payments on your PLUS loan once your
loan is fully disbursed. However, you may request for a deferment while your child is enrolled at least half-time
status (6 credits) and for an additional six months after your child graduates, leaves school, or drops below half-
time enrollment. For more information, please visit:
***Dependent students whose parents have applied for but were denied a PLUS Loan may be eligible to receive
additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds. Parent must submit their PLUS Denial Letter and increases in
Unsubsidized loans are upon written request by the student only.***