All the Candidates for the 2021 KCSE are invited to apply for their first loans from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) for the academic years 2022–2023.
HELB targets to help Technical and Vocational Education and Training students who are planning to enroll in universities and TVET in the upcoming weeks, according to a notification released on Wednesday, July 27.
Additionally, HELB disclosed that a portal for students to apply has been launched on its website.
Procedure on How to Apply
Every interested applicants should go to www.helb.co.ke and sign up for a student account using their mobile number and ID number.
Applicants then must choose the loan application option.
All the Undergraduate applicants must select the 2022-2023 Undergraduate First Time Loan Application Form (LAF), whereas TVET applicants must select the Certificate/Diploma option to access the 2022-2023 TVET First Time Loan Application Form (LAF).
“Ensure you Print two copies of the duly filled application form. Ensure you preview the form and correct where necessary before you submit for printing. Have the forms appropriately filled and signed where necessary.
“Also ensure you Present one copy of the duly filled form and all the attached support documents at any of the Huduma centers,” read the notice in part.
Also note that the applicants can submit the form to the HELB Student Service Centre, which is located on Mezzanine 1 of the Anniversary Towers in Nairobi. The applicants must continue to use the other printed copy.
Immediately after the submission of a loan application, there will be progressive notifications on receipt, verification of application award, and disbursement of upkeep and tuition loans, as well as bursaries, as applicable.
Note that loan application is completely free. Be cautious to avoid being duped. If you have any questions, please contact HELB.”
Note that all applicants, have been advised to submit their applications before the November 30 deadline.