Start Building Your Dreams, Interest-Free

Who Is Eligible?

Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning is committed to providing interest-free loans to Lancaster County students based on financial need. Loans are available to students for up to four years.

How are loan recipients selected?

Two types of loans are offered to qualified students:

  • LIFT Loans LIFT (Lancaster Interest-Free Tuition) Loans are the standard line of loans offered by LDHL. These loans form the backbone of our service offerings to students and have contributed to the education of 10,000 or more students since the organization’s founding in 1961.
  • Legacy Loans Donors who have accumulated more than $10,000 in donations can specify the type of student, school or program to benefit from their generous contributions. Students are awarded Legacy Loans based on their academic achievements and extra-curricular activities, and will be recognized by LDHL for their commitment to the ideals outlined by our Legacy Donors.

Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning provided me with an opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s in Professional Writing and a minor in Political Science. The loan allows me to focus on important public relations and communication criteria at Juniata College without worries of how to fund such a great opportunity.

Nicholas G.
Juniata College
Steinman Foundation Legacy Loan Recipient

Because of the interest-free loans from LDHL … we will be able to stay in our home. Does that sound drastic? We think so, and we are very appreciative of LDHL.

Ellen F.
Mother of two LIFT Loan Recipients