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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, all loans applications are being processed electronically and the client interviews are taking place by Skype or Facetime.
JFLA makes loans, in part, to the generosity of Cedars Sinai, Councilmember David Ryu, Supervisors Mark Ridley Thomas and Sheila Kuehl.
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Student Loan

The student loan application period for fall 2020 is now closed.

At this time, we are not accepting new applications or renewal requests* for student loans**_._** Please check back here periodically for updates.

*Nursing and medical school students only, may apply and renew at this time.

During the open application period, you can get renewable student loans for full time undergraduate, graduate, technical, and vocational education, for $3,000 to $10,000 per year, up to $25,000 maximum per applicant.


  • Applicants must live in Los Angeles or Ventura county.
  • Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicants must have one or two guarantors.
  • Applicants may be any race, religion or gender.
Max Loan $ Renewable Guarantors
Undergraduate Education 10,000/year up to 25K 1-2
Professional Graduate* 10,000/year up to 25K 1-2
Liberal Arts Graduate 7,500/year up to 25K 1-2
Community College 3,500/year 2 times 1-2
Technical or Vocational** 3,500/year 1 time 1-2
For Profit School*** 3,500/year 1 time 1-2
Homeless Students 5,000/year no none
Israel GAP Year Experience 5,000/year 1 time 2

*Professional Graduate includes law, medical, dental, architecture, engineering and rabbinical.

**Includes Certificate programs

***For-Profit schools assessed on a school-by-school basis.

For more information about our loan programs, contact info@jfla.org .

See a table of all our loans here.

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