Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of a college education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education yet the loan servicer may be a private business.First-time borrowers are required to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) to take out a Direct Loan. The entrance counseling will give you, the borrower, important information about your rights and responsibilities as you take out a Federal Direct loan. It is legally required and should be completed by you, the student. Once you complete Entrance Counseling, continue on and complete the Master Promissory Note. When completing the MPN, the borrower is agreeing to repay the borrowed funds, including any applicable interest and fees. While Kuyper College will list the maximum loan you may borrow on your financial aid package, we strongly urge that you do not borrow more than you need. The link below will direct you to the site that provides access to Entrance Counseling and the Direct Loan MPN. You will be required to log-in with your four digit PIN.
Direct Loan Instructions PDF
Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note
The Direct PLUS Loan is for parents to help pay for the cost of a dependent student's education. After the student has applied for the Federal Direct Loan, if there is still additional funding needs, parents can borrow on behalf of their dependent student through the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program. If the parent is denied a PLUS loan, the student will be eligible to borrow an additional $4,000 through their Unsubsidized Direct Loan. The link below will guide you to the Direct PLUS Loan application. You will be required to log-in with your four digit PIN to begin the application process.
PLUS Loan Directions PDF Direct PLUS Loan Application