JELF Application For Interest-Free Educational Loans

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 from the Jewish Educational Loan Fund, in partnership with Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina. The link for online applications is  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.