JCS offers educational opportunities for Jewish students

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Jewish students pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work from any accredited educational institution in Miami-Dade County can apply for a low-interest loan from Jewish Community Services (JCS), thanks to a generous donation by the Strassman-Frank Fund. The loan program can be used for tuition or to purchase educational materials, and has a low fixed interest rate of 3%.

In addition, applications for interest-free loans for post-secondary education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) will be available to Jewish students in the Miami-Dade area for the 2013-2014 school year from the Jewish Educational Loan Fund, in partnership with Jewish Community Services of South Florida. The loan application will be available March 1 – April 30 on JELF’s website at www.jelf.org.

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 on the Strassman- Frank loans, contact Robin Feder at 305.403.6582 or rfeder@jcsfl.org.

For more information on JELF loans, contact Laurie Turner at 305.271.9000 ext. 266 or lturner@jcsfl.org.

To find out more about JCS, the largest Jewish social service agency in South Florida, call JCS Access at 305.576.6550 or visit www.jcsfl.org.

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