Applications for the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in the Miami-Dade area for the 2017-2018 school year. These are need-based loans to help bridge the gap between a student’s total financial resources and the cost of attending school. The deadline is April 30th. For more information about eligibility criteria, you can refer people to the local JELF Loan Coordinator, Laurie Turner at 305.271.9000, ext. 266 or lturner@jcsfl.org, or to the JELF website, www.jelf.org.