External Aid

Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance (SHEFA)

SHEFA was created by Saipan Local Law 13-21 to provide supplemental financial assistance to qualified Saipan & Northern Island residents pursuing a post-secondary education on Saipan or abroad. SHEFA is primarily funded through the appropriation of the local license fees for poker and pachinko machine with additional funding assistance through continuous appropriation from PL 20-10 Casino Gross Revenue Tax.

The Mission of the Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance (SHEFA) under the Municipality of the Saipan, Office of the Mayor, is to expand educational opportunities and provide financial assistance to qualified residents of Saipan (inclusive of the Northern Islands) for the betterment of our workforce.

Last Updated 4/13/2023