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Air Force Aid Society

Address

1550 Crystal Drive
Suite 809
Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 972-2650

www.afas.org

AKA:

AFAS

Description:

Provides services for air force personnel, their spouse and/or dependents in the United States. Services include interest free loans/grants, scholarships and temporary financial assistance.

Provides emergency assistance in the form of a grant, interest free loan or both. Loans/Grants are for active duty Air Force personnel, their spouse (with Power of Attorney), or dependent child; Air Force member must be stationed at an Air Force base with an Airman and Family Readiness Center. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard personnel activated on Title 10 orders for more than 15 days at the time of application are eligible. The standard emergency loan/grant requires documentation and the amount of the loan varies; the Falcon loan can be up to $750, requires little documentation and can be used for emergency needs such as basic living expenses, car repairs, emergency travel, or other approved need. All loans are done on a case by case basis.

Scholarship services include a Merit Grant and a Henry H. Arnold Education grant program. The programs are offered to eligible dependents of active duty or retired Air Force/Reserve personnel and vary in amounts. Applicant must be a high school graduate accepted/enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a college, university or trade/vocational school. Selection for grants are based on cumulative GPA, SAT/ACT scores, transcripts, extracurricular activities and an essay on a specific topic. An Education Loan Program is also available and open only to dependents who applied for the Henry H. Arnold grant. A loan of up to $1000 is given to eligible dependents regardless of whether or not they received an education scholarship/grant.

Intake Process:

Apply online; for emergency assistance loans/grants or Falcon loan, applicants may also apply on base at the Air Force Aid Office in the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Applicants may also apply at select American Red Cross Chapters. Visit website or call for specific information.

Program Fees:

No fees for grants and scholarships; loan repayments are collected directly from applicants checking account.

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Air Force personnel, their spouse and/or dependents.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

February 20, 2020

Wishlist:

One time donations, tribute giving, named education gifts. Several other ways to donate can be found on the website or call.

Volunteer Opportunities:

None.

Employer ID:

541797281

Year Incorporated:

1996

Geographies Served

  • Serves All Areas

Address Listings

Mailing

1550 Crystal Drive
Suite 809
Arlington, VA 22202

Physical (Primary)

1550 Crystal Drive
Suite 809
Arlington, VA 22202

Contacts

General Inquiries

Primary Contact

(703) 972-2650

afas@afas-hq.org

Phone Numbers

Main

(703) 972-2650

Legal Status:

Private, Non-Profit

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