Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF)

Do you need money for college or graduate school, for vocational training, to update your job skills, or to make a career change? JFS is the local agent for the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF), which provides interest-free, last-dollar loans, based on financial need, to Jewish students from our area. For more information, visit, email to begin the application process.

Application requirements
    • Enrolled full-time in a program leading to a degree or certificate at an accredited institution that is located in the United States.
    • A U.S. citizen or have lawful immigration status in the U.S.
    • Able to demonstrate financial need (FAFSA application required).