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Email:
finaid@blinn.edu

Fax
979-830-4149

Mailing Address:
Financial Aid
Blinn College
902 College Ave.
Brenham, TX 77833

Brenham Campus
On-campus Location:
Administration Bldg., Room 122

Bryan Campus
On-campus Location:
Administration Bldg.,
By College Park Center

Phone
979-209-7230
979-830-4144

Federal Direct Parent Loan

 

Requirements for a Plus Loan:

You must be the student's biological or adoptive parent or the student's stepparent.

You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen.

You must have an acceptable credit history. A credit check will be performed during the application process.

Student must be meeting SAP requirements.

Required Forms:

Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request/Authorization Form

Important Information

  • PLUS Loans are not restricted according to financial need.
  • A credit check is required before approving a PLUS Loan.
  • Parents with dependent students are only eligible for a PLUS loan.
  • The parent receiving the loan is responsible for all interest which begins accruing
    at the time the loan is given.
  • The student must have completed a Student Aid Data Form. This form will
    provide the necessary information for creating the student’s Cost-of–Attendance.
  • The Financial Aid office will determine the amount the dependent student is
    eligible to receive based on the student’s Cost-Of-Attendance.
  • All transcripts listed on the data form must be provided to ensure Satisfactory
    Academic Progress is maintained.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The dependent student must be enrolled in al least (6) hours
  • The student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (minimum 2.0 GPA and 75% completion ratio).

To be considered for a Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) the student’s parents must complete all of the steps listed below.

Step One: Complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at www.StudentLoans.gov.
For assistance, please call 1-800-557-7394

If the Parent is approved, proceed to step two below. Blinn College will certify the loan and will notify the student through a new award letter.  The parent may reduce the loan amount by contacting the Financial Aid Office.  The loan funds will be applied to the students account. After all Blinn expenses have been paid on a student’s account any remaining balance will be refunded as directed in step two below.

If the Parent is denied, skip to step 3.

Step Two: Complete a Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request and Authorization Form located at http://www.blinn.edu/finaid/forms.htm (Funds will not be released until this form is completed and returned to our office)
                  
Step Three: For Parents denied a PLUS Loan Only
Complete and return an Additional Unsubsidized Request Form (AUSB) located at http://www.blinn.edu/finaid/forms.htm.

All requested forms can be sent to:     

Blinn College Financial Aid Office
902 College Ave
Brenham Tx. 77833
Attn: Loan Department

For additional information regarding your student loan please go to www.StudentLoans.gov

******NO PLUS LOAN FUNDS WILL BE REFUNDED UNTIL WE HAVE RECEIVED A COMPLETED PLUS AUTHORIZATION FORM******