The Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance is now accepting new and renewal applications for financial assistance for the fall 2016 term. Application deadline is July 1, 2016 and deadline to submit all supporting documents is Sept. 30, 2016. Application and checklist can be downloaded from our website.
To all college graduates (previous SHEFA recipients), you are required to submit your official transcript, copy of your degree, and complete a graduate form for compliance purposes.
For more detailed information regarding financial assistance and compliance, you can log on to the SHEFA website at www.saipanshefa.net; send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org; call our office (670) 233-5995.
Under the Municipality of Saipan, Office of the Mayor, SHEFA’s mission is to invest in the limited human capital resources of qualified residents of Saipan (inclusive of the Northern Islands) through a supplementary financial assistance.
The funds it disburses to qualified residents is upon availability of funds pursuant to Saipan Local Law 13-21, for purposes of pursuing post-secondary education on Saipan or abroad.
This is in recognition of the need for educated citizenry and workforce on Saipan, with the broad expectation of SHEFA and assurance from all applicants and recipients of SHEFA financial assistance to return to Saipan upon a successful completion of a higher education with the necessary and sufficient knowledge, skill, attitude and work ethic in order to provide services on Saipan in the private sector, government, nongovernmental (NGO) organizations, as well as not-for-profit organizations.