Student/Parent Loans 

Student loan programs offer long-term, low-interest educational loans which require repayment. Students should carefully consider the amount of debt they incur and recognize their future financial obligations. Like any other debt, a student loan is a serious financial obligation.

For more information on
undergraduate and graduate federal student loans,
please visit: 

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For more information on
alternative student loan options,
please visit:

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  • If you are a first-time borrower of a federal direct student loan you will need to complete:
  • These two items above will be listed in your “To Do List” in MyRED. Your accepted student loans will not be applied to your student account, until these two items are completed.
  • If you are approved for an alternative loan, there is 14-business day delay (cancellation period without penalty) before funds can be applied to your student account. Please keep this in mind for planning purposes.

The Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program assists eligible parents in meeting educational expenses by allowing parents to borrow up to the cost of attendance minus other resources. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender and delivers the loan money to you through the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Students must be attending school at least half-time to be eligible.

Learn more about Parent PLUS Loans


To borrow the parent plus loan, you must first complete a credit-based application.

Parent PLUS Loan Application

Parents if you are a first-time borrower of the Direct Parent Plus Loan, you will need to complete:

The parent plus loan will not be applied to your student’s account until these two items above are completed.