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SAF Information

Student Access Fund (SAF)
Application Information

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Applications Open

May 1 - 31st at 9pm 

June - July


Loan Decisions 


 July - Aug

Loan funds released

SAF Eligibility

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for a SAF loan the borrower must be 18 years old, enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education.


  • Be 18 years of age

  • Self-declared affiliation with the Jewish community

  • Resident of Washington for at least 6 months

  • Have a sufficient number of guarantors

  • Proof of enrollment for Fall semester or quarter to an accredited, non-profit institution in the United States (e.g., undergraduate, vocational, technical, or community college program). Accepted proof – a tuition bill and or schedule for fall semester. (Some international programs will be considered eligible)

  • Provide Financial Aid Award Letter from school student will be attending*

  • Must not have been convicted of a felony

 * Applicants with financial need will be prioritized.


Excluded for 2022/23 academic year

  • Certificate programs

  • Continuing education classes

  • For-profit programs 

Applicants can apply for support for Excluded programs through the General Fund.

As the SAF program grows larger, HFLA hopes to expand eligibility.


For answers to frequently asked questions, click here to go to our FAQ page.

SAF Applications

Applications will be available on May 1, 2024

SAF Repayment Schedules

Questions?     Email:    Phone: 206.397.0005

Repayment Schedules

Required Documents

  • Borrower application

  • Two guarantors (a married couple is one guarantor)

  • Supporting documentation

    1. Proof of Enrollment (Fall class schedule or tuition bill)

    2. Institution’s Student Financial Aid Award (if applied for aid)

    3. Photo ID with proof of age (driver’s license, student id or birth certificate) 

    4. Current Transcript


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