If you have found that a PEF loan is needed, your next step is to apply for a loan. You may use a computer at your local Self Reliance Center, Institute of Religion, Family History Center, or anywhere else there is an Internet connection.
If you have questions about the application, you may call the Help Desk team at the PEF Mentoring Center. Volunteers in your stake may also be able to help you.
Your application will be reviewed online by qualified staff to make sure it is a good plan for your local area. If there are questions, they will get back with you. Then it will be sent to a PEF Loan Committee to make a decision on your loan request.
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My Path is a short, personal assessment that will help you develop a plan for achieving self-reliance.
If your plan involves additional education, you will be invited to attend an Education for Better Work group—a learning process that helps prepare you to succeed in school and also helps you to decide whether a PEF loan is right for you.
My Path assessment and Education for Better Work group will be availabe in your nearest Self Reliance Center.
Education for Better Work will replace the Planning for Success workshop when it becomes available.
The PEF Preferred List is a list of good jobs in your area and the local programs and schools that will lead to these jobs. The PEF Preferred List helps you by making sure you acquire skills and training that are in demand in the local economy.
PEF loans are only approved for programs and schools found on the PEF Preferred List. This list is prepared by your local Self-Reliance Center and is available by signing in here.
A PEF loan Mentor is a responsible adult who provides counsel and guidance to you as you work towards achieving your educational and career goals as well as encourages you to honor your commitment to pay back your PEF loan.
The PEF Loan Mentor is not a loan co-signer or guarantor and has no financial obligation associated with the PEF loan.
“We have begun this work of making it possible for our faithful and able young men and women to climb the ladder which will assure them of … success.” Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Nov. 2001, 53