Apply for a Loan

View the different types of loans and steps to apply.

Federal Student Loan

Step 1 – Complete the FAFSA

Step 2 – Accept loans at home.apu.edu

Federal Parent PLUS Loan

Step 1 – Complete the FAFSA

Note: Parents seeking to borrow a Parent PLUS Loan must have their dependent student submit a completed FAFSA application.

Step 2 – Complete the online Parent PLUS Loan Application

Note: You must specify the loan period for which you are requesting a Direct Parent PLUS Loan:

Fall and Spring 2019-20 8/26/19-5/1/20
Fall 2019 8/26/19-12/13/19
Spring 2020 1/6/20-5/1/20
Summer 2020 5/4/20-8/21/20

Need help? View How to Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan (PDF)

Step 3 – Complete a Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Alternative/Private Student Loan

Before applying for a private student loan, we strongly encourage you to first apply for the loans listed above. Federal loans typically offer a better interest rate and repayment/cancellation terms.

Step 1 – Learn About Alternative/Private Student Loans

Note: You must specify the loan period for which you are requesting a Private Student Loan:

Fall and Spring 2019-20 8/26/19-5/1/20
Fall 2019 8/26/19-12/13/19
Spring 2020 1/6/20-5/1/20
Summer 2020 5/4/20-8/21/20

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