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Endorse a Direct PLUS Loan

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Endorse a Direct PLUS Loan

What is an Endorser?

An endorser is someone who agrees to repay the Direct PLUS Loan if the borrower becomes delinquent in making payments or defaults on the loan. The endorser may not be the student on whose behalf a parent obtains a Direct PLUS Loan.

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE: If you have placed a security freeze on your credit file, you must lift or remove the freeze at each credit bureau before you continue. Your application will not be processed if you have a security freeze.

Endorse a Direct PLUS Loan

Enter the borrower's last name and the endorser code OR the award identification number of the loan you would like to endorse.

(The borrower will have provided you with an endorser code or an award identification number. You may have received an email from the Department of Education containing the endorser code.)


OMB No. 1845-0068 Form Approved

Who should complete this?

  • Someone who agrees to repay the Direct PLUS Loan if the borrower stops making payments or defaults on the loan.

How long will it take?

Most people complete the endorser addendum in 30 minutes or less. The entire process must be completed in a single session, so be sure you have enough time before you start.