Financial Aid & Scholarships

Parent MPN

MPN for Graduate or Professional Students or Parents of a Dependent Undergraduate

A graduate or professional student or the parent of a dependent undergraduate student may borrow a Federal Direct PLUS Loan (PLUS).

PLUS loan recipients must have their credit check first approved by the Direct Loan Servicer (assuming a Master Promissory Note has never been completed) before you can go online and sign your Master Promissory Note. UNLV must first originate the PLUS Loan with the Direct Loan Servicer based upon the completion of the appropriate PLUS Loan Origination Worksheet. The appropriate PLUS Loan Origination Worksheet can be found here for graduate students or parent borrowers.

Understand Your PLUS Loan Decision

You are receiving a PLUS to help you pay the costs of your education or your dependent student's education. You are required to complete a PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN).

A Notice of Loan Disclosure will be sent to you outlining the amount of your loan and the anticipated disbursement dates associated with the MPN. Anytime you or UNLV adjusts the amount of your loan, a new disclosure will be sent to you. We strongly encourage you to keep all disclosure statements for your records.

There is no loan amount shown on your online PLUS Master Promissory Note. By electronically signing the MPN, you are authorizing UNLV to credit a student's account with the amount of the PLUS award.

PLUS eligibility is contingent upon a credit check that will be conducted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). ED will notify the borrower of the credit check results. Because your PLUS is subject to a positive credit check, make sure you have other resources available to pay tuition and fees should a problem arise.

You have strong influence over the amount you borrow before and after the PLUS payment is applied. You may elect to reduce or cancel the amount of loan you want to borrow by submitting a signed statement to UNLV Student Financial Services and, if appropriate, by returning funds to UNLV.

Get Your Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Complete your PLUS MPN easily and conveniently online. This service was developed for you to expedite the processing of PLUS funds. You will need a U.S. Department of Education PIN to begin the process. The PIN is used to confirm your identity. If you do not have a PIN, visit the U.S. Department of Education's PIN website to obtain one.

  1. Visit the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note website.
  2. Select What To Expect (left screen options) and print the page to assist you with collecting the required information before starting the electronic MPN process.
  3. For parents, select Complete New MPN for Parent PLUS Loans (left screen options). Follow the instructions and complete your online PLUS MPN. In addition to personal information, you will be asked to provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two references that have known you for at least three years.

    For graduate or professional students, select Complete New MPN for Student Loans (left screen options). Select Graduate PLUS. Follow the instructions and complete your PLUS MPN. In addition to personal information, you will be asked to provide the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references that have known you for at least three years.

  4. No paper is needed. Review, sign, and confirm your PLUS MPN. UNLV's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office retrieves and updates all confirmations through the U.S. Department of Education. There is no need to submit a paper confirmation to UNLV Student Financial Services.

Questions/Concerns

Borrowing money is a responsibility. Counseling staff is available to help you with any questions arising out of the PLUS process or any aspect of financial aid. Please call us at 702-895-3424 if you have questions or concerns.

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