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JELF’s interest-free loan is open through April 30


Do you know someone who may need financial aid this coming year?

JELF’s interest-free, last dollar loans help cover costs for college – or any other form of higher education, including graduate or vocational school.

Get help paying for tuition, room and board, books, healthcare costs, commuting costs and more.

Through April 30

JELF’s application is open now through April 30!

JELF, in partnership with the Richmond Jewish Family Services and Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, helps Jewish students reach their academic goals.

To qualify, an applicant must be:

  • A permanent resident of FL, GA, SC, NC, and VA (excluding metro DC) but can attend any U.S. accredited school
  • Enrolled full-time in a program leading to a degree or certificate
  • In good academic standing
  • A U.S. citizen, or have lawful immigration status
  • Able to provide a designated co-signer
  • Planning to accept federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans (2021 FAFSA application required)

JELF loans are designed to help cover costs associated with the educational and living expenses that other financial aid often does not cover, such as travel, rent, food and books. JELF’s 0% interest loans help save borrowers thousands of dollars in high interest-bearing debt each year.

With 45 million Americans in some form of outstanding interest-bearing student loan debt, this savings is a significant benefit to the Jewish students that JELF serves annually.

Interested applicants can visit https://jelf.org/ to see if they qualify for financial aid in the form of a JELF interest-free, last dollar loan.


JELF provides interest-free last dollar loans for higher education to Jewish students in need bridging the gap between a student’s total financial resources and the cost of attending school.

Since 1961, JELF has provided over $14+ million to 5,000+ students from JELF’s 5-state region of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia (excluding metro DC).

JELF is proud to boast a 99% repayment rate and strongly believes that money should not stand between a student and the education.