JFSA helps students find ways to pay for college

Navigating the college application process can be stressful enough for students and their families without the added pressure of “How do I pay for college?”

In 2011, Jewish Family Service Association’s College Financial Aid Program awarded 219 students with almost one million dollars in need-based grants, interest-free loans and scholarships.

The deadline to apply for grants, loans and scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year is March 14. To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's total household income should not exceed $100,000 annually. (Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances.)

JFSA funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Both full- and part-time Jewish students in undergraduate or graduate studies can apply once a year. 

For more information, contact Toby Bresky, manager of college financial aid programs at tbresky@jfsa-cleveland.org. Information is also available in local high school guidance offices. 

Becky Rocker

Becky Rocker is a marketing/public relations specialist for JFSA.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 3:27 PM, 01.23.2012