The agreement does not provide for interest on the loan. For such an agreement, see private loan agreement (with interest). A parent plus loan, also known as a “Direct PLUS Loan,” is a federal student loan obtained by the parents of a child who needs financial assistance for school. The parent must have a healthy creditworthiness to obtain this loan. It offers a fixed interest rate and flexible credit terms, but this type of loan has a higher interest rate than a direct loan. Parents would usually only get this credit to minimize the amount of their child`s student debt. As a rule, when offering credits. You should only lend the amount you can afford to lose. You shouldn`t avoid breaking the bank on the money you`ve saved for your college fees. When it comes to private credit, it may be even more important to use a credit agreement. To the IRS, money exchanged between family members can look like either gifts or loans for tax purposes. . .