Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. (EIN#: 45-2497063)

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JELF Application For Interest-Free Educational Loans
Deadline for Fall Application period was 9/30/2014; watch for notice of spring application period in March & April 2015 for the academic year 2015-16.

Applications for interest-free loans for post-secondary education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) will be available to Jewish students in the greater western North Carolina area for the 2015-16 school year from the Jewish Educational Loan Fund, in partnership with Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina. The loan application will be available March 1 – April 30 on JELF’s website at  JELF loans are need-based and offer “last-dollar” financing, meaning that JELF provides the final dollars that bridge the gap between a student’s total financial resources and the cost of attending school.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program leading to a degree or certificate at an accredited institution that is located in the United States, be a U.S. citizen or have lawful immigration status in the U.S., and be able to demonstrate financial need (FAFSA application required). For more information, contact or call 770-396-3080.

Click here for the JELF Online Student Loan application  


Do you need money for college or graduate school, for vocational training, to update your job skills, to make a career change? The Jewish Educational Loan Fund provides interest-free, last dollar loans, based on financial need, to Jewish students from our area. The JELF Local Administrator for the Asheville & Western North Carolina region is Alison Gilreath, Executive Director of Jewish Family Services of WNC.