Student Access Fund (SAF)

Application Information

May 15 – June 15

Open Enrollment period




Loan Decisions 



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.


  • 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 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.



Send completed applications to 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. Institution’s Student Financial Aid Award (if applied for aid)

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


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