Financial Aid>Graduate Students

Direct Grad Plus Loans

Welcome to the Direct Grad Plus Loan page for LMU. The federal Direct Grad Plus Loan is a low interest unsubsidized loan available to assist graduate students. To proceed with the online process, the graduate borrower should follow the steps below:
  1. Go to and complete Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling.  Your FAFSA pin number will be required to log on to this site.  If this is the first time you have received a Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan at LMU, you must complete online Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan Entrance Counseling to advise you of your borrower rights and responsibilities.  If you have questions or need assistance with this step, you may contact Direct Loans at 1.800.848.0979.
  2. While at, you must also complete the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Application AND Master Promissory Note.  If you need assistance with the eMPN or have questions, you may contact an agent at 1-800-557-7394.

For additional information from the Direct Loan Service Center, you may use the following contact information:
Direct Loan Applicant Service - For help on the eMPN site, credit check declined reasons and endorser form, phone 1.800.551.7394
Borrower Services - For Entrance and Exit Counseling questions, repayment, deferment and forbearance information, phone 1.800.848.0979 or go to

Confirmation from this process will be sent to LMU by the Department of Education

Direct Loan Technical Assistance (PDF)

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact our office.

Front Desk: 423.869.6336

Carol Luntsford, graduate financial aid counselor: 423.869.7169 or 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7169
Bryan Erslan, executive director: 423.869.6465 or 1.800.325.0900, ext. 6465