Student Access Fund (SAF)

Application Information

May 15 – June 15

Open Enrollment period

 

July 

Interviews

Loan Decisions 

 

Aug 

Loans released

Reception for first SAF cohort*

* if safe to convene, per state guidelines

 

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 and be able to demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility

  • 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.

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

  • Must not have been convicted of a felony

 

Excluded

Excluded for 2020/21 academic year

  • Graduate school

  • Certificate programs

  • Continuing education classes

  • For-profit programs

Applicants can apply for these loans through the general fund. As the fund grows larger HFLA hopes to expand eligibility.

 

Applications

Send completed applications to office@hflawa.org. Questions? 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. Higher education institution’s Student Financial Aid Award

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

Contact 

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Washington State
P.O. Box 141
Mercer Island, WA  98040
(206) 397-0005
office@hflawa.org
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