Before the Financial Aid Office can process your request for a Parent PLUS Loan, the student must have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year. The FAFSA can be completed at



Step 1:   Complete the PLUS Request & Authorization Form

Submit the 2014-15 PLUS Request & Authorization Form to the UW-Stout Financial Aid Office:  

        802 S Broadway St                      Fax:  715.232.5246
        Menomonie WI 54751

The US Dept of Education will notify both the parent and UW-Stout regarding the approval of denial of your loan application. If your application is denied, the parent or student should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss further options.



Step 2:   Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online

This may be done at the same time as Step 1 (you do not need to wait for a response from Step 1 to start Step 2)
The same parent who is listed on the PLUS Request & Authorization Form from Step 1 must sign the MPN online
If you have received a PLUS Loan for this student at UW-Stout in the past, you may skip this step because the MPN you did in the past is valid for ten years

  • Go to and sign in. You will need your US Dept of Education PIN to sign in, which is the same PIN used to sign your student's FAFSA. If you need to apply for a PIN or request a duplicate if you forgot, go to

  • Click on "Complete Master Promissory Note" in the middle of the page, then select "Parent PLUS".  In general, you will be asked to provide general information about yourself and your student, two references, and the amount you request. If you are unsure of what amount to request, click on the "PLUS Loan Calculator" tab on this page.