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 HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS BOARD (HELB)

The Higher Education Loans Board offers loans for both postgraduate and undergraduate studies. These loans must be paid immediately after completing your studies or at any time when the Board may decide to recall its loans. The board also offers scholarships and bursaries.
Postgraduate loans and Continuing Education loans (under-graduate salaried) are serviced immediately they are disbursed. Undergraduate loans are intended to help needy students whose parents have little or no income. Students whose parents have a reliable family income need not apply.
HELB products

  • Loan for undergraduate, direct entry students is available at 4% p.a. 
  • Loan for postgraduate [masters and PhD] and continuing education students is available at 12% p.a. 
  • Scholarships for postgraduate students – awarded on academic merit 
  • Bursaries for needy undergraduate students 

Conditions for award/eligibility for undergraduate loans
Kenyan nationals

  • Students in Public Universities admitted by JAB [Joint Admissions Board] 
  • Students enrolled in self-sponsored programs in Public Universities 
  • Students in Chartered Private Universities with a C+ and above in KCSE 

Continuing Education Students Conditions for award/eligibility for Postgraduate loans/Continuing Education Students (under-graduate salaried).

  • Open to all Kenyans who are able to service the loan immediately upon disbursement.
  • The Board charges an application fee for all its loans and scholarship forms. Postgraduate and Continuing Education Students are charged upfront while for the undergraduates it is loaded on the loan and paid when the loan matures. 

How do students get loans?
The loans will be sent directly to the university and credited to students account by the finance office. Students can also confirm on the HELB website how much money has been allocated to them.

When do I start paying back the loan?
Undergraduate Loan repayment starts within one year of completion of studies or within such a period as the Board decides to recall the loan whichever is earlier. However, you can make voluntary payments before or after you leave your course which will reduce your balance.

Information needed
When you take out a loan, you will have to give specific information so that repayments can be collected when they are due. You must provide your National Identification (ID) and Personal Identification number (PIN).HELB does not process an application without this.

Repaying more than one type of loan
If one has more than one HELB loan, you will normally have to repay the loans you took out for each course in line with the normal terms and conditions. This means that you will have to repay all the loans concurrently.
Useful contacts

General loan repayment queries should be channeled to:
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Employers should forward their monthly Loan remittance schedules through:
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If you want to start/resume repayment
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To resolve statement queries
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To request for clearance
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To request for a refund of over-payment
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For queries on alternative loan
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Click here to view HELB's poster for more details.

NOT YET APPLIED FOR HELB? Visit www.helb.co.ke to apply 

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