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The Higher Education Loans Board, HELB, is the leading financier of higher education in Kenya. It is a State Corporation under the then Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. The mandate of the Board is to disburse loans, bursaries and scholarship to students pursuing higher education in recognized institution. Key among the responsibilities of the Board is sourcing funds, establishing, managing and awarding loans bursaries and scholarships to Kenyans pursuing higher education in recognized institutions.

website

www.helb.co.ke

Application forms first time applicants

These loans are for students joining public or private universities within the East African Community directly from high school either through the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) or as self-sponsored. Amounts awarded range between 35,000 minimum and 60,000 maximum based on the level of need.

The loan attracts interest of 4% p.a and the students are required to repay their loans on completion of their studies. Students are advised to apply at least one month before the opening date to allow ample time for processing and remittance. Application forms can be obtained from helb website.

Application Period.

The application period is January  through July every year.

loan application online

This can be done on the website.helb

Loan repayment

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 earlier.

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Upon completion of loan repayment, kindly seek clearance from HELB. Please note that only HELB and not your employer can confirm your loan repayment status. HELB shall confirm loan repayment completion by  issuing certificate of clearance. For clearance, please fill in the Loan Recovery Enquiry form and e-mail to: certificate@helb.co.ke (please quote your ID number).

Over Repayment

If you overpay your loan, you will receive a refund from HELB and not your employer. To claim refund, please fill in the Loan Recovery Enquiry form and e-mail to: refund@helb.co.ke

Alternative Loans (Post-Graduate, Continuing Education, Civil Servants Training Revolving Fund (TRF) and FUNZO). Alternative loans are due for repayment immediately upon disbursement.

For general enquiry on loan repayment, kindly e-mail: recovery@helb.co.ke

Online Portal Guide

Procedure for Creating a Login A/C

-Use a modern web browser preferably the latest version of Mozilla Firefox

-Visit helb website: www.helb.co.ke

-Click on “Apply for a Loan”

-Click “Register” to register your credentials (First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, *ID Number,Valid Email Address,Password) and Click “Sign Up”

-An *Activation Linkis immediately sent to your personal email address.

Login to your personal email address to access the HELB Portal *activation link
and click on it.

Login to the HELB Portal from the activation link

Update Personal and Residence Details and Click
“Save”

Choose Appropriate Loan Product to Apply

Contacts

Head Office
Anniversary Tower 19th floor, University Way
P.O. Box 69489-00400
NAIROBI-KENYAContact Centre:
Tel: +254 711 052000; email:contactcentre@helb.co.ke
SMS: 21112

Email Addresses
All application and loan process inquiries : lending@helb.co.ke
All loan recovery and repayment inquiries : recovery@helb.co.ke
General inquiries : customercare@helb.co.ke
Complaints : complaints@helb.co.ke
Report corruption activities : integrity@helb.co.ke
Contact the CEO : ceo@helb.co.ke

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