The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has opened applications for students seeking a first-time undergraduate loan for the academic year 2021.
The announcement came after the body of the loan received Ksh2.8 billion from the National Treasury for loan disbursement to needy students.Helb stated that the application deadline would be March 31, 2021.
The system is extremely simple to use. You will have access to everything from loan application to allocation and disbursement status once you register and log in.
Register for an account on the HELB portal.
- Go to the HELB Student Portal website.
- To create your HELB account with a new password, click the Create Account tab.
- To gain access, please confirm your email and phone number.
- Sign in to your account with your email address and password.
- Fill out your profile on the portal with your information. Personal information such as name, ID number, KRA Pin, date of birth, religion, phone number, gender, marital status, and employment status are required.
- Upload your photo and enter your postal and physical addresses, including the County, Consitutency, and Ward.
How to Make a First-Time HELB Application
- Before applying for a loan, you must complete a financial literal assessment, which consists of a series of multiple-choice questions and answers.
- After you have completed the assessment, click on the link First Time Undergraduate Loan Application.
- Fill out the form completely. Don’t omit any steps (You will be expected to fill in personal details, education, university, parents, family expenses, guarantors, and Bank details).
- After you have completed your form accurately, return to the homepage to confirm that you have completed your form correctly.
- To print your HELB Form, click the “Print Form” icon.
You cannot apply for the loan until you reach the age of 18. Please keep in mind that using another person’s National ID to apply for a loan is both illegal and a criminal offense.